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A true story about my cousin, Karen Jung, who grew up in our conservative Chinese American family while working for Martin Scorsese as his personal chef in the 1990s. She was an old school hippy-from-the-80s-turned-creative-connoisseur-cook. It’s 1997. She unexpectedly joins our family for our annual Chinese New Years Dim Sum dinner celebration at the Golden Unicorn Restaurant in Chinatown NYC. She comes to tell us about her recent experiences shooting “Kundun,” about the life of the Dalai Lama with Marty; her new life plans after an enlightenment experience in the desert; and why she’s quitting her job.

Los Angeles, CA, USA
I am a longtime graduate of Hunter College. I majored in Philosophy and minored in Multidisciplinary Arts. Having had the opportunity to befriend and work with many multi-talented NYC artists who traveled from all over the world, and pioneered as successful anomalies in the areas of drawing, music, poetry, fiction writing, painting, sculpture, filmmaking, theatre, documentary filmmaking, screenplay writing, photography, performance art, and dance, gave me solace as to how fantastic and uniquely creative us humans can actually be. As an advocate for environmental protection ,climate change activism, human rights, human evolution, science, gender equality, peaceful triple-win global relations, ethical diplomacy, and the United Nations Sustainability Goals, I hope to make impactful contributions in these areas through film. I also hope to enjoy more fully exploring my background, lineage. histories and stories as a Chinese-American and Phillipino-American writer and filmmaker by offer greater authenticity, voice, and representation to an under-represented people’s and culture. more...

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