With my tireless colleagues and brilliant collaborators, I've produced ten feature films.
We've been honored to win over 100 film festival awards, including at the Sundance Film Festival and the Independent Spirit Awards. We've been distributed in 20+ countries. We've been privileged to be supported by major film and arts nonprofits.
These films are the proud product of a thriving global independent film community. Scroll down to see a few of the films below. ̌
Winner of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award, CIRCUMSTANCE is a provocative coming-of-age story that cracks open the hidden, underground world of Iranian youth culture filled with sex, drugs and defiance. From writer/director Maryam Keshavarz, this suspenseful tale of love and defiance unfolds as a wealthy family struggles to contain their teenage daughter's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession. - Distributed by Participant Media and Roadside Attractions.
Winner of a Jury Award for Best New Director at the Tribeca Film Festival, STONES IN THE SUN weaves together three stories of exile and love and family, irradiated by the fallout of political terror.
In the midst of increasing political violence, a young couple, two sisters, and a father and son are driven from Haiti to New York City, where they must confront the truths of their intertwined past. A young man desperately tries to rescue the young woman responsible for his survival, a son tries to uncover the sins of his father, and two sister who have chosen opposing lifestyles try to keep acrimony at bay after years of separation. Set in Haiti, Brooklyn, and Long Island, STONES IN THE SUN examines the social and intimate landscapes of exile.
Jack and Diane, two teenage girls, meet in New York City and spend the night kissing ferociously. Diane's charming innocence quickly begins to open Jack's tough skinned heart. But when Jack discovers that Diane is moving she pushes her away. Unable to grasp her new feelings, Diane's emotions begin to cause unexplainable violent changes to her body. Through these awkward and insecure feelings, the two girls must struggle to turn their first love into an enduring one. - Distributed by Magnolia Pictures.
When twenty-year-old Ivy heads home Spring Break with a fresh romance in her heart, everything seems to be going perfectly. When her best friend Al finds himself without lodgings, Ivy and her mother take him in and Ivy and Al's friendship strengthens while her boyfriend grows more distant from afar. Increasingly distressed about her conflicting feelings, Ivy must stay resilient in the face of her epilepsy, lest her emotions become something she can't control. Marking Zoe Kazan's first leading role, Bradley Rust Gray's film is a meditative and realistic portrait of a young girl coming of age and finding a deeper kind of love in New York City. - Distributed by Oscilloscope Laboratories.
After a mysterious year-long absence, SAM (Sung Kang) returns to Los Angeles determined to find redemption for his past. He soon becomes intertwined with his old mentor DON (Tom Bower), a retired gangster and VERA (Kelly Hu), the lover he abandoned. Sam is soon drawn back into the shadowy world he left behind where he now finds himself being hunted by a ruthless hitman, LEON (Russell Wong). Can Sam undo his mistakes before losing all that he came back to save?
- Distributed by Indican Pictures.
Puberty sucks, and nobody knows it better than 13-year-old Ernest Chin. As he watches guests come and go, Ernest finds himself forever stuck at his family's hourly-rate motel, where he divides his time between taking orders from his overbearing mom, cleaning up after whatever miscreants the motel may attract and longing for the girl of his dreams, 15-year-old Christine. When charismatic Sam Kim checks into the motel, fatherless Ernest is taken under his wing and hustled toward manhood, for better or worse.
- Distributed by Palm Pictures.
Greg Pak's Robot Stories is science fiction with a heart, a film that sensitively and intelligently maps an emotional frontier where people confront technology. Through four "impeccably staged and acted" (Hollywood Reporter) stories, "in less than 90 minutes Robot Stories says more about humanity's relationship to machines than the entire Matrix trilogy" (St. Louis Dispatch).
Though hailed as "a great science fiction movie" (New York Press), Robot Stories is light-years ahead of most contemporary sci-fi pictures. By investing Robot Stories with "a dexterous sense of wonder" (The New York Times) and substituting imagination and compassion for a blockbuster budget, "uncannily assured visual storyteller" (The Village Voice) Greg Pak has created a film that's a genuinely stirring indie rarity" (Voice).
- Distributed by Kino Lorber.