Philip’s main duties on this project are to oversee the directing, writing, and other creative aspects of the film. Previously he has taught Asian American studies courses at UC Santa Cruz, playwriting at the L.A. Cultural Affairs Dept. and Asian American Writers Workshop, and worked as a journalist. As a co-founder and co-artistic director of the Lodestone Theatre Ensemble, he has produced, directed, and/or written over 75 productions, workshops, and readings. Philip has directed several short films including Ribbon of Dreams (starring JA actor James Shigeta) and Harlequin. Past writing credits include the TV series Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and two critically acclaimed plays that premiered in 2006, The Golden Hour and One Nation, Under God. Upcoming projects include the screenplay adaptation of Gail Tsukiyama’s best-selling novel The Samurai’s Garden for director Hideo Nakata (Ringu, Ring 2) and writing/directing The Crimson Flower, an Asian American film noir to star Kelly Hu (X2), Daniel Dae Kim (Lost) and Clyde Kusatsu. He was selected as one of five fellows for the inaugural film development lab sponsored by the Korean Film Council in 2006, which took place in Hawaii and Korea during the Pusan International Film Festival.
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