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ABOUT JEFFREY GEE CHIN

 

 

Jeffrey Gee Chin is an award-winning filmmaker and publisher who breathes life into the untold stories of immigrants. He directed Angel Island Immigration Station Foundations new media documentaries highlighting immigrants from China, Russia, Philippines, and India. He is best known for his award-winning short film "Lil Tokyo Reporter" which stars Academy Award-Winner Chris Tashima as Civil Rights Leader Sei Fujii. The film won over 21 awards, qualified for Cannes Short Film Corner, and screened with the U.S. State Department in South Korea, China, and Japan. Jeffrey led several projects to honor Fujii’s legacy by building a Memorial Lantern, Historic Designations, a successful petitioning for a Posthumous Law License, and biography “A Rebel’s Outcry”. Jeffrey was mentored by the late John Singleton director of “Boyz n’ the Hood” and creator of FX’s “Snowfall”. As a feature and commercial director, Jeffrey worked with Sam’s Club, AECOM, Mattel, and BLACKPINK & Spotify.

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AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

2023    Finalist - Writer's Digest Independent Publishing
2022    Star Award (3 Wins) - SCAN NATOA
2022    Gold Medal - 91st California Book Awards

2022    Gold Medal - Independent Publishers Awards

2019    Best Short - Los Angeles Japanese Film Festival

2018    California Civil Liberties Public Education Fund

2017    Aurora Foundation Fellowship

2015    USC Jack Oakie ‘Doubletake’ Award

2015    USC APAA Sam Tang Family Award
2014    USC The James Bridges Directing Scholarship
2013    USC Carl Tamaki Scholarship

CONTACT

 

 

jeffrey@leapmanproductions.com

 

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