Christine H. Cho

Producer & Writer

Recent Work

When the Sun Sets (Lakutshon' Ilanga)

Short film, 14 min.

Johannesburg, 1985. A young, black nurse living in apartheid South Africa must face her worst fears when she learns that her activist, younger brother may be in danger when he doesn't return after school. Inspired by actual events. Now streaming on HBO Max.

Winner of the 53rd NAACP Image Awards

Gold Winner in Student Academy Awards

Short-listed for 94th Academy Awards

Writer/Director: Phumi Morare

Producer: Christine Cho

Director of Photography: Sherry Yingying Qian

Editor: Mojtaba Mirshekari

Sound Designer: Andree Lin

Starring: Zikhona Bali, Aphiwe Mkefe, and Thembekile Mathe

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Lost the Lead

TV Pilot, half-hour drama/comedy

After witnessing a violent swatting prank, a disgraced video game champion recruits a diverse group of nerds to take down his former corporate sponsor.

Writer/Director: Michael Hyon Johnson

Co-Producers: Amanda Dyer, Christine Cho

Director of Photography: Robert Chuck

VFX Supervisor: Jameson Mitchell

Editor: Miles Wilson

Starring: Tristan Turner, Jaimie Leung, Keenan Gibson, Celia Schilling, Anika Kokatay, Aubrey Postier, Bennett Pollack Reeber, and Landon Jacob Lee

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Short, 5 min.

A Korean mother reaches out to connect with her biracial son. Shot as part of the 2022 Film Lab's 72-Hour Shootout.

Winner of the 72-Hour Shootout Best Screenwriting Award

Winner of the 72-Hour Shootout Best Directing Award

Listed as a Top Ten Film in the 72-Hour Shootout

Writer/Director: Michael Hyon Johnson

Asst. Director: Stefanie Bielecki

Gaffer: Stephen Ho

Script Supervisor: Christine Cho

Editor: Miles Wilson

Sound Recorder/Mixer: Josh Atwell

Starring: Hannah Kwon and Christopher Pearson

About Me

I'm a Korean-American award-winning producer and writer based in Los Angeles, CA.

I received my Bachelor's in English from Kalamazoo College, and my MFA in Film and Television Producing from Chapman University.

A proponent for social activism and diverse representation, I'm interested in presenting multi-dimensional and layered POC characters that subvert expectations and reshape the way we relate to the human condition. The fact that yellow face was still permissible in the industry until quite recently is pretty indicative of where we can still go from here.

One of my latest projects brought me out to Johannesburg, South Africa, where I shot my thesis film to capstone my studies at Chapman University. The film won Gold in the 2021 Student Academy Awards, was short-listed for the 94th Academy Awards, and most recently won in the 53rd NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding short-form live action. It is now streaming on HBO Max.