Christine Yoo is a film director. Her award-winning feature debut, “Wedding Palace,” is the 1st US-Korea independent co-production and was shot on location in Los Angeles and Seoul, Korea. The film opens December 7, 2012 in the US after screening to sold out festival audiences and college campuses nationwide. She produced, directed and co-wrote the film with the support of the Los Angeles Koreatown business community, Korean corporate sponsorship (LG Mobile, Korean Air, Hyundai, etc) along with Korean government support.
Prior to making “Wedding Palace,” Yoo worked as a freelance writer and editor for more than a decade in features, television and commercials. Highlights include writing for “Afro Samurai” starring Samuel L. Jackson for FujiTV/Spike TV, an animation series for an Emmy-nominated franchise that includes a book, video game, and feature film. For Lionsgate, Yoo co-wrote and developed an original screenplay “For Steppers Only.”
Recently, Yoo was selected to direct for the 2012 5th Annual NBC Scene Showcase. Currently, Yoo is directing & producing commercials and planning her next feature project to launch in 2013.
Yoo represented Asian Americans in Hollywood at the 2012 White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders’ Briefing on Philanthropy and served as a judge for their 2011 video challenge, “What’s Your Story?” Yoo has been a featured speaker for college groups, at Fortune 500 companies and for community organizations nationwide.
She earned her BA in Film Production, summa cum laude, at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. A graduate of Phillips Academy Andover, and an army brat, Yoo was born in Buffalo, New York and raised in Iowa City and Memphis, Tennessee.