Christine Yoo
Christine yoo

Christine Yoo is an award-wininng director, producer and writer in narrative and non-fiction, an independent distributor and a volunteer at San Quentin State Prison. As a non-fiction series producer she has produced for National Geographic, History, Oxygen, PBS and production companies such as Revelations Entertainment, S.M.A.C., The Story Lab, Dick Wolf Films, Shed Media and Prometheus. Her independent work focuses on under-served voices and her work has been supported by Sundance, The Just Trust, Emerson Collective, Rogovy Foundation, The Marshall Project and brands such as Hoka, STRAVA, Fleet Feet, LG, Hyundai and Korean Air.

Yoo’s most recent work is the feature documentary 26.2 TO LIFE about a marathon inside San Quentin State Prison. She directed and produced the film, gaining unprecedented access to the prison. Winner of 14 festival awards and Critics Choice Nominee for Best First Documentary Feature, the film sold to ESPN and had its broadcast premiere on April 8, 2024 and available streaming ESPN+ immediately following. Outside of commercial distribution, the film has had real social impact, screening for the California Governorʻs office, state legislators, the parole board and inside Californiaʻs 32 prisons every day, accessible to the 95,000 men and women locked up in the state. The film inspired the formation of new prison running clubs in California and Ohio.