Hey, I'm Mila!
I'm currently an assistant professor of film at Oregon State University, joining the faculty in the Department of Theatre and Film at UBC in Vancouver in July 2019. I earned my MA and PhD in Cinema and Media Studies from UCLA, and a BA in English and Film Studies from UC-Berkeley. In addition to teaching and writing about film, I also write, direct, and produce creative film and media works.
KIN is my second narrative short as a writer and director, and I've also directed and produced short documentaries, visual essays, and music videos that have been coverd in publications including Bust, Paper magazine, KoreAm journal, and Hollywomen.
KIN has been awarded the 2019 Oregon Media Arts Fellowship in support of production.
CARNAL ORIENT (2016) was my first film, and it premiered at Slamdance International Film Festival and was an official selection at a dozen international film festivals, playing in locations including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Diego, Atlanta, Portland, London, Singapore, Nagoya, Osaka, and the Czech Republic. CARNAL ORIENT also won Special Mention Experimental Film at the DisOrient Asian American Film Festival.
CARNAL ORIENT (2016)
Two guys and a girl live in a small Oregon town. They’re in love and longing for something foregone.
This project got the green light!