Katusha Jin 44 posts
As part of the FF2 Media team, Katusha Jin interviews filmmakers, write features and reviews, and coaches other associates. She grew up in the UK and studied briefly in Russia and China before moving to New York for college. Graduating magna cum laude from New York University, Katusha majored in Film and Television at Tisch School of the Arts with minors in Business and Philosophy. She has worked as a producer, director, writer, and composer for various award-winning projects including short films, branded content, independent features, and music videos.

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Ann Hui—telling the stories of Hong Kong’s social issues through cinema

Ann Hui is a director, screenwriter, producer, and actress, who has become one of the most influential figures of Hong Kong’s New Wave filmmakers. In the past decade, she has become a somewhat legend at the Hong Kong Film Awards.
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Remembering the Importance of Films that Tell Immigrant Stories

Asians are given very little screen time, and when they are given roles, many fall into stereotypes—we’ve all seen the tech nerd or introverted awkward character played by an Asian. Almost six percent of America’s population is Asian, yet as a minority, many still experience “perpetual foreigner syndrome,” which is when minority group citizens are perceived as foreigners.… read more.

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With ‘Fast Times’ and ‘Clueless’ Amy Heckerling is a Persistent, Resistant Filmmaker

When we look back at the 1980s and 1990s, it seems like Hollywood was a lot more open to having women direct mainstream comedies. Even more so than now. Many of the women at the time were known in other areas before being entrusted with a position behind the camera, including the likes of Nancy Meyers, who directed The Parent Trap, and Nora Ephron, who directed Sleepless in Seattle.read more.

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Nicole Holofcener Builds Career on Complex, Realistic Women

As part of our Celebration Series, FF2 Media celebrates the work of female filmmakers. Be sure to click on the film titles for full reviews & see where you can stream on JustWatch.com.

We always talk about the importance of seeing representation on screen—for women, it would mean seeing women on screen.read more.

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Alice Wu’s ‘The Half of It’ a Refreshing, Diverse Story on and off Screen

The Half Of It (which made its Netflix debut on May 1) currently holds a high rating of 96 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, but did you know that it is a story of an Asian American lesbian teenager and it is both directed and written by an Asian American woman?

A statistic from Annenberg Inclusion Initiative back in 2017 showed that among the top 100 grossing films across 10 years, only 34 were directed by Asians, and of those, only three were directed by Asian women.read more.

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With decades of impactful work, Tina Fey is still the comedy queen we wanna be

As part of our Tribute Series, FF2 Media celebrates the work of female filmmakers. Be sure to click on the film titles for full reviews & see where you can stream on JustWatch.com.

Tina Fey is one of the most down-to-earth but hugely successful and hardworking comedy writers and actors in television. As an actress, writer, producer, and playwright, her smart, humorous scripts and acting appearances have received recognition in the form of 49 wins, 131 nominations, and a solid fan base.read more.

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