Katusha Jin 53 posts
Katusha Jin joined FF2 Media’s team in 2017 whilst she was still a film student at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. In 2019 she was the recipient of SCMP’s journalism scholarship and studied under the mentorship of an Oscar award-winning documentary director in Hong Kong. She went on to receive her master’s degree in journalism from the University of Hong Kong where she graduated with distinction. Katusha has previously worked in the advertising industry, and when she is not writing for FF2 Media, she can be found working on films as a director, producer, and writer. As a trilingual filmmaker, her experiences have cultivated an interest in the intersection between cultural diversity and creativity, and she brings that to her work both as a creative and as a critic. She is also a voice-over hobbyist, a fitness enthusiast, a student of comedy, and is always on the lookout for musical and theatrical collaborations.

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FF2 Associate Sophia Jin Wins Prestigious Nancy Nuttall Prize

Congratulations to our very own Associate (and my sister), Sophia Jin, on the recent success of her Baroque Trio in the world of Classical music! They were awarded the Nancy Nuttall Prize in Early Music, which is an immensely exciting step for the young musicians as this recognition is evidence of their dedication and talent in music.… read more.

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Oscar 2024: Hooray for Justine Triet’s “Anatomy of a Fall”

This morning Anatomy of a Fall – directed and co-written by Justine Triet – received FIVE Oscar nominations in the following categories:

  • Best Motion Picture of the Year
  • Best Achievement in Directing
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Best Achievement in Film Editing

Last May, Justine Triet, won the 2023 Cannes Film Festival’s Palm d’Or and earlier this month Anatomy of a Fall won the 2024 Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture (Non-English Language).… read more.

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‘Export Quality’ Dives Into Filipino Culture and Identity on Stage

The women-led and women-centric play, Export Quality, recently had its run as part of the programming at HERE – a theater that produces multidisciplinary theater performances in the heart of New York City’s Soho district. The play reveals strong warnings on the dangers of the international mail-order bride industry, whilst infusing its characters and their backstories with Filipino culture.read more.

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Nida Manzoor’s Action-Packed ‘Polite Society’

Nida Manzoor, the creator of award-winning television series We Are Lady Parts, writes and directs her debut feature film, Polite Society. The film is about a British teenage girl who tries to use her martial arts skills to stop her older sister from marrying into the wrong family. Starring Priya Kansara as “Ria Khan,” a teenager who dreams of becoming a stuntwoman, and Ritu Arya as “Lena Khan,” Ria’s sister, this is an exciting action comedy that grapples with sisterhood, immigrant culture, and growing up. read more.

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Judy Blume, Author & Activist, Shines in “Judy Blume Forever”

When co-directors Davina Pardo and Leah Wolchok set out to film their biographic documentary Judy Blume Forever—about best-selling author and activist Judy Blume—they knew that the censorship from the 1980s would play a big role in the film. However, they had no idea just how relevant it would be. “I don’t think we realized we were making an activist film,” said Leah.… read more.

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FF2 Shows Up for Kelly Reichardt’s SHOWING UP

Showing Up is a witty and insightful character study of a sculptor who navigates the mundane but unavoidable interruptions of everyday life in the week leading up to the opening of her new show. Directed and co-written by Kelly Reichardt, this 2022 Palm d’Or nominee is Kelly’s eighth feature and her fourth collaboration with Oscar-nominated actress Michelle Williams.… read more.

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