Andrew Ahn is a queer Korean-American filmmaker born and raised in Los Angeles. His feature film Spa Night premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival where lead actor Joe Seo won a Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Performance. The film also won the John Cassavetes Independent Spirit Award in 2017. Ahn workshopped Spa Night in the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, the Sundance Screenwriters Intensive, the Film Independent Screenwriting Lab, and the Film Independent Directing Lab. Ahn recently directed the entire first season of the Sundance Now original show This Close from creators Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman.
Ahn is an alum of Film Independent’s Project Involve and the Sundance Institute FilmTwo Initiative. He has promoted diversity in the arts by mentoring youth filmmakers through programs like Pacific Arts Movement’s Reel Voices, Outfest’s OutSet, and the Sundance Institute's Native Filmmaker Lab. He graduated from Brown University and received an MFA in Film Directing from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).