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Born in Korea, Christine moved to the United States by herself at the age of 16 to follow her dream as a filmmaker. She received her B.A. degrees in Communication Arts and English Literature from University of Wisconsin in Madison and her M.F.A. degree in Production from USC School of Cinema & TV.

She was selected to direct a commercial spot, Movie Date, as one of the ten national finalists for 2004 Coca Cola Refreshing Filmmaker's Award Contest. Her next film, Journey, has received Best Actress Award from 2004 Mini DV Festival and was screened at various festivals including 2005 Sedona International Film Festival and 2005 Los Angeles Korean International Film Festival. She is currently working on the post-production of her USC graduate thesis film, Janie, which has been supported by Fotokem Grant, Lerner Finishing Grant, and King Family Foundation Grant. Recently, she has been chosen as one of the Honorees for 2005 Project Involve by Film Independent (IFP/LA).

She lives in LA with her cat, Clarence. She hopes to tell stories that have heart by pursuing her career in directing and producing.

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