Director: Valerie Veatch Executive Producer: John Legere Producers: David Foox, Danny Kim, Daniel B. Levin, Minji Kim, Andrew Teng Associate Producers: Brittany Lee, Brian Kim, Hayli Youn Cinematographer: Daniel B. Levin Editors: Chris Donlon, Valerie Veatch
GRAND JURY PRIZE NOMINEE WORLD CINEMA DOCUMENTARY 2014 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
Love Child documents the first tried case of Internet Addiction. A young couple in Seoul, South Korea, were immersed in the virtual world raising a fairy child in an online fantasy game while their real life baby – whose name means Love in Korean – died. What follows set International precedent in a ruling in the first case where Internet Addiction caused a fatality. This eulogy locates our humanity in a world where virtual is the new reality.
Valerie Veatch Valerie Veatch made her directorial debut at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival with hit Me @ The Zoo. Veatch’s first film was acquired by HBO Documentaries and was part of the 2012 HBO Documentaries Summer Series. Veatch’s highly anticipated follow up Love Child chronicles media immersion and addiction in Korea.
OFFICIAL SELECTION 2013 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
A Greek tragedy told in Chinese pop music. The tragic events of a boat captain trying to collect a debt to save his fleet of boats, as remembered by his ten year old son.
With only a few years of filmmaking experience, Johnny has built up an impressive resume with over 80 film festival appearances around the world. Johnny Ma (Nan Ma) was born in Shanghai, China. He immigrated to Canada at the age of ten years old. After working in both the finance and fashion industry, Johnny left the corporate world in 2008 to pursue a career in film. Johnny attended Columbia University in New York and is finishing up his studies of Master of Fine Arts as a Director/ Screenwriter. Johnny is a DGA award winning writer/director, his self written and directorial works have been featured in numerous international festivals such as Toronto International Film Festival, Shanghai International Film Festival, Dallas International Film Festival. His short film works have been awarded the 2011 Emerging filmmaker award from Toronto International, Grand Jury Prize for Best short film at Dallas International, and DGA award for best Asian American short film. Currently Johnny has two feature scripts in development.