Christina Choe '12 Selected as 2018 Sundance Institute FilmTwo Fellow
BY Fernando Iriarte , April 10, 2018
Alumna Christina Choe '12 has been selected for one of the most prestigious programs supporting second feature films: The FilmTwo Intensive.
FilmTwo was created to support independent filmmakers who are developing their second feature, often harder to achieve than the first one. Supported by the donations of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, this intensive provides specialized creative and tactical guidance for Fellows selected from thousands of applicants every year. The program consists of a two-day workshop at Sundance Institute’s Los Angeles offices, and includes a dedicated writing workshop with esteemed screenwriter Joan Tewkesbury (Nashville).
Choe also signed a contract with WME, one of the most renowned talent agencies in the world. It is also the longest running, as it has represented legends such as Charlie Champlin, Marylin Monroe and, more recently, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.
In 2017, Christina Choe made her first feature film Nancy, starring Andrea Riseborough, Steve Buscemi and Anne Dowd. The movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in the U.S Dramatic Section where it won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. Choe collaborated with classmate Alumnus David Gutnik ’12 who edited the film.
Since its premiere at Sundance, Nancy has been very well received by critics. Kate Erbland of Indiwire wrote: “Choe’s writing is as taut and incisive as it comes. The first-time feature filmmaker is all about delivering compelling details with a minimum of fuss.”
William Goldwyn Films bought the rights to the film and will be realeasing it theatrically later this year.