Jason Park, a second-generation Korean-American born and raised from the city of Chicago, started making films when he would take his dad’s camera and reenact his favorite movies with his friends that were truly a horrific sight to behold. He somehow decided to study Theology, History, and Secondary Education in college, and spent a year as a teacher/missionary on the island of Palau in the South Pacific, where he eventually reaffirmed his love for cinema.
He was selected to the Student Symposium Program at the 40th Telluride Film Festival, and in 2014-2015, received a screenwriting fellowship through Film Independent’s Project: Involve, where he wrote Teachers, a short film starring Tatyana Ali, which screened at the LA Film Fest, PBS Short Film Online Film Festival, and Urbanworld Film Festival.
Park has written, produced, and directed short films and music videos that have played at several international film festivals. He is also developing his first feature film.
Park is a 2020 Sundance Feature Film Fellow and a recent grant recipient from the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation.