Board of Directors

AWD Founder & Co-Chair

Board Co-Chair, Secretary & Treasurer

Board Members

Christine Shin

Direct Contact
Christine Shin
(310) 801-9562 phone

Christine Shin is a Korean filmmaker who writes and directs character-driven dramas focusing on family or relationships. Her films have been distributed to iTunes, aired on PBS, and garnered multiple awards including Cine Golden Eagle Award.

Born in a conservative family as a politician's daughter, Christine moved to the US by herself when she was 16 to pursue filmmaking. While studying at USC, she directed a commercial spot, MOVIE DATE, as one of the ten national finalists for the Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker's Award Contest. JANIE, her coming-of-age drama, screened at various festivals such as Heartland Film Festival and Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.

With MY FAKE HUSBAND, a rom-com script about a Korean woman returning home to face her estranged family, Christine was selected to participate in the Korean Film Council's Filmmakers Lab and the New Writers Fellowship by CAPE and Fox.

Her latest project, FORGET ME NOT, is about a precocious 7-year-old Korean immigrant girl grappling with her mother's EOAD. The script is the category winner of the 2022 Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, placed in the top 15% in the Academy Nicholl competition, and invited to the second round of the Sundance Development Track program.

Christine is a Film Independent Fellow and Caucus Foundation Grant recipient, and she was a finalist for the Disney/ABC Directing Program.

Directing Reel


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