Christine Choy: Oscar Nominated Filmmaker & Professor, NYU Film School

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Christine Choy was trained as an architect, receiving her Master of Science degree from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University.   Soon thereafter, her life took a different direction-direction.  Christine crossed the country to Los Angeles, studying at the American Film Institute where she earned a Directing Certificate. Christine has produced and directed about seventy works in various forms, receiving over sixty international awards.  Among them are numerous fellowships such as the John Simon Guggenheim, the Rockefeller, and the Asian Cultural Council, as well as an Academy Award Nomination for the documentary film, "Who Killed Vincent Chen?".  Christine has an equally impressive history as an educator, teaching not only at NYU at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, this year once again as Chair of the former, but also at Yale, Cornell, and SUNY Buffalo.   She was also a visiting scholar at Evergreen State College, as well as the Oslo and Volda Film Institute in Norway.

What do I do best?

(Tell us what you think you do better than anything else - personal or business related)

Clean my house.

What makes me the best version of myself?

My ability to stereotype and laugh at myself.

What are my aspirations?


My Biggest Success?

My 1989 Oscar Nomination.

My Most Challenging Moment?

Learning about the Civil Rights movement as the FIRST ASIAN AMERICAN member of the Black Panther Party.

My Motto?


My Favorite People/Role Models?

Toni Morrison, Ruth Ginsberg, Bruce Lee, Georgia O'Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, Nora Ephron, and Frank Gehry (an old professor of mine)

My Favorite Places/Destinations?

New York CIty- Between Canal Street to 34th Street.

My Favorite Products/Objects?

Dyson Vacuum Cleaner

My Current Passions?