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Michael Kang

Filmmaker/Founding Partner small Media LARGE

Biography

Michael Kang is an independent filmmaker. He founded the production company “small Media LARGE” with partner Thomas Moon with the intention to produce and distribute films by and for the Asian American market. Michael’s film “The Motel” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is currently available on DVD through Palm Pictures. “The Motel” was the recipient of the Humanitas Prize as well as the top jury prizes from numerous festivals; “The Motel” 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 and is a recipient of the Geri Ashur Award in screenwriting through the New York Foundation for the Arts. Michael also received a fellowship through the ABC/DGA New Talent Television Directing Program. Michael’s second feature film “West 32nd” which features John Cho (Star Trek) and Grace Park (Battlestar Galactica) premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival and is currently available on DVD through Pathfinder Pictures. Michael also received the Overseas Korea Filmmaker Award at the Pusan International Film Festival. Michael is in post-production on the film “Knots” written by Kimberly-Rose Wolter (Tre) featuring Illeana Douglas (Alive, Cape Fear) and Sung Kang (The Fast & TheFurious: Tokyo Drift) and should be released by summer 2011. He recently worked as a guest director on the hit viral branded web series “Easy To Assemble” for IKEA.