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Michael Kang is an adjunct professor of Film and Media Arts. He is an independent filmmaker currently in recovery from a three-year stint in Hollywood. His film "The Motel" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is currently available on DVD through Palm Pictures. “The Motel” is the recipient of the Humanitas Prize as well as the top jury prizes from numerous festivals, “The Motel” was also nominated for Best First Feature Film by The Independent Spirit Awards. Michael was honored with a N.E.A. Artist’s Residency Grant at The MacDowell Colony. Michael is recipient of the Geri Ashur Award in screenwriting through the New York Foundation for the Arts. Michael also received a fellowship through the ABC / DGA New Talent Television Directing Program. Michael’s second feature film “West 32nd” premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival and is currently available on DVD through Pathfinder Pictures. Michael also received the Overseas Korea Filmmaker Award at the Pusan International Film Festival in 2007. Michael’s most recent film "4 Wedding Planners" premiered at the Hawaii International Film Festival and is available through Mar Vista Entertainment. In addition to his feature film work, Michael has served as guest director on the award-winning viral IKEA web series “Easy To Assemble.”
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