DISORIENT 2006: Shorts E 'The Greg Pak Retrospective'
SHORTS PROGRAM E
The Greg Pak Retrospective
Sunday, February 19th
1:20 - 3:00 pm
Lane County Fairgrounds
$2 - $10 sliding scale
(Parental Advisory: Some adult situations)
Greg Pak is an award-winning writer and director whose feature film, Robot Stories," starring Tamlyn Tomita and Sab Shimono, played in 75 festivals, won 35 awards, screened theatrically across the country, and is now available on DVD from Kino International. Pak's feature screenplay "Rio Chino" won the Pipedream Screenwriting Award at the IFP Market and a Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship. Pak wrote the screenplay for the feature film "MVP," which premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. Pak is now writing for Marvel Comics. Projects include "Incredible Hulk," "X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong," "Iron Man: House of M," and "1602: New World."
Pak's short film "Fighting Grandpa" has won 20 prizes, including a Student Academy Award, and has played in over 50 film festivals. Pak's comic shorts "Asian Pride Porn" and "All Amateur Ecstasy" are among the most viewed films at AtomFilms.com. His shorts "Mouse," "Po Mo Knock Knock," "Cat Fight Tonight" and "The Penny Marshall Project" have won awards and screened in dozens of film festivals around the world.
Pak edits FilmHelp.com and AsianAmericanFilm.com. He was named one of 25 Filmmakers to Watch by Filmmaker Magazine and was described as "a talent with a future" by Elvis Mitchell in the New York Times. Pak studied political science at Yale University, history at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and film production at the NYU graduate film program. He is represented by Kara Baker of the Gersh Agency, New York, Sandra Lucchesi of the Gersh Agency, Los Angeles, and David Hale Smith of DHS Literary.
USA | 11:00 | 1997 | Greg Pak
A young man tries to escape a conversation about pregnancy with his girlfriend by chasing a mouse around his apartment.
Best Narrative Short, San Diego Asian Film Festival
Broadcast on the International Channel and four different PBS shorts anthology series around the nation
USA | 21:00 | 1998 | Greg Pak
A young filmmaker searches for evidence of love between his immigrant Korean grandparents.
Gold Winner, Student Academy Awards
Graduate Student Winner, Hamptons International Film Festival
Television premiere on Cinemax in June 1999
Po Mo Knock Knock
USA | 3:00 | 1998 | Greg Pak
A pair of artistes confront the impossibility of communication by telling post-modern knock-knock jokes.
Finishing Funds Award, Experimental Television Center
Certificate of Merit, San Francisco International Film Festival
Produced with the Pollyannas, a New York improv comedy group
Asian Pride Porn
USA | 3:00 | 1999 | Comedy | Greg Pak
A raucous infomercial spoof in which Tony award-winning play
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