Michael Kang is a director who prides himself on having successfully met a wide range of challenges from directing scenes in languages he doesn't speak to once working with a cranky bear that was overdue for hibernation. His first feature film THE MOTEL premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. THE MOTEL is the recipient of the Humanitas Prize as well as was also nominated for Best First Feature Film by The Independent Spirit Awards. Michael was honored with a N.E.A. Artist’s Residency Grant at The MacDowell Colony. Michael also received a fellowship through the ABC / DGA New Talent Television Directing Program and the NBC Television Directing Fellowship. Michael’s other feature film credits include WEST 32nd starring John Cho and Grace Park and 4 WEDDING PLANNERS with Illeana Douglas and Janel Parrish. Michael has extensive and diverse experiences writing and directing including developing a pilot script for HBO. He has taught filmmaking at a variety of universities and currently serves as a Visiting Professor at Loyola Marymount University School of Television and Film. When he isn't working Michael likes to torture himself with yoga, golf and poker (all of which he is equally bad at).