Corey Tong, President and Chief Creative Executive

Corey is originally from Hawai‘i and is developing film projects in Hong Kong, Japan, UK, Hawai‘i and California. He has been a leader in the Asian American independent film movement over the past 15 years, as well as a partner with leading Asian film financing and production organizations. Tong produced the internationally acclaimed feature THE LAND HAS EYES (Sundance 2004), was a production consultant on the doc TO YOU SWEETHEART, ALOHA, and has consulted with numerous other U.S. independent, Asian and Asian-American films distributed in the U.S. He is producer and co-writer, with K.M. Soehnlein, of the new Makai feature in development THE GATHERING PLACE. He is the former director of the San Francisco Asian American Film Festival, former director of special projects for IFFCON and has worked with numerous international film and media arts organizations including Frameline, San Francisco Film Society, Forum des Images, DGFK e.v. Berlin and HAF.

Johnson Choi, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Johnson is a private investment manager and investor living in Hawai‘i, with a 27 year history of bringing business to Hawai‘i, particularly through his Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and China contacts. He is also the current President & Executive Director of the Hong Kong-China-Hawai‘i Chamber of Commerce and the Hong Kong-Hawai‘i Chamber of Commerce, Executive VP & CFO of CMC Consulting Group Inc., Executive VP and CFO of Project On Net, Inc. with offices in Hawai‘i, Hong Kong SAR and Shanghai China.

Anne Misawa, Vice President, Production

Anne graduated from the University of Southern California’s Graduate Film and Television Program, has worked internationally in producing, directing, cinematography and editing. Directorial credits include: WAKING MELE, (Sundance 2000) and EDEN’S CURVE (Emerging Film Best feature Award, 2003) amongst others. Her work as cinematographer include many award-winning films: TREELESS MOUNTAIN (Toronto 2008, Berlin 2009), KAMEA (HIFF 2004 Best Short), TIME OUT (by Xelinda Yancy, executive produced by John Singleton, HBO Award), SALT (Caligari Award for Innovative Filmmaking, Berlin 2003), LIV, (by Edoardo Ponti, executive produced by Robert Altman and Michaelangelo Antonioni, Venice 1998) as well as many others. She has also edited various films including the feature PUNKS (directed by Patrik-Ian Polk, Sundance 2000, Best Independent Feature, Cleveland). Her current work includes production of several projects, including producing and directing a documentary on Hawai‘i Statehood, directing a narrative feature, WATERFALL, as well as teaching film production at the Academy for Creative Media, University of Hawai‘i.