Anna Sang Park is a multifaceted filmmaker. Born in South Korea, she grew up in Seoul, then Philadelphia. She is the writer and director of THE CHO STORIES, an award winning, short film trilogy about a Korean immigrant family told in chapter format. THE CHO STORIES received the Audience Award for Short Film at 2021 Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival and one of the shorts from the same trilogy, APPA APPA APPA, won Honorable Mention at 2021 Bushwick Film Festival, the Best Short Film at 2021 Peekskill Film Festival and has been in many other festivals. Anna directed and produced 9 short documentaries for Theatre Communications Group - TCG’s LEGACY LEADERS OF COLOR VIDEO PROJECT (LLCVP) highlighting groundbreaking theatre directors of color who fundamentally functioned as civil rights leaders. She directed for TLC's SAY YES TO THE DRESS for 5 seasons, as well as the spin off shows. Anna also directed for BRIC TV's 2 short doc series. She produced the narrative feature film, WALLABOUT, that won Best Film at the Bushwick Film Festival and Best Personal Narrative Film at the Manhattan Film Festival. Anna was the development producer on the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning doc THE LOVING STORY. She has an MFA in Directing from Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, Brooklyn College and a BFA in Film from Emerson College. Anna is a member of the Film Fatales, Alliance of Women Directors, Brown Girls Doc Mafia, NYC Women. She speaks Korean fluently.https://annasangpark.com
A Short Film Trilogy - Written and Directed by Anna Sang Park
A Korean American immigrant mother’s addiction shatters her family. After the mother's unexpected death, her sister, Kyung-Hee, becomes the caregiver to the motherless children. And struggling to pay back the gambling debt his wife left behind, Mr. Cho works two jobs back to back. With barely enough money to feed his family, his problems deepen when his boss turns on him.
The Cho Stories received the Audience Award for Best Short Film at MNFF - 2021.