Rae Choi is filmmaker and lawyer, based in Meanjin (Brisbane, Australia). She produced short film MY HOME IS A DOG THAT LIVES INSIDE ME (2017) which screened at Edinburgh International Film Festival and New Orleans Film Festival, and worked with the same team on their first feature film PARIS FUNERAL, 1972 (2021). Adopting a similar process as with their previous project, the film is unscripted, shot on 16mm with non-actors and on location in Australia, France and Italy.
In 2021, she wrote and directed her first film WHEN THE SKY WAS BLUE, a 16mm short funded by Screen Queensland, which was nominated for an Australian Writers’ Guild Award for Best Short Film, is a finalist at the upcoming Screen Producers Australia Awards and has been selected at various festivals including Asian American International Film Festival and Chicago International Children’s Film Festival.
In 2022, Rae was selected as a participant for AFTRS’ QLD Talent Camp and was accepted into PlatformBUSAN at the Asian Contents & Film Market held during Busan International Film Festival. More recently, she co-wrote and produced VIV’S SILLY MANGO, a vibrant coming-of-age short for ABC ME and Screen Australia’s joint initiative The Kaleidoscope Project.
Rae currently works at the Australian Children’s Television Foundation after completing a Producer’s attachment with Singaporean-based production company Momo Film Co. Previously, she has worked in clearances on the U.S. TV Series YOUNG ROCK for Matchbox Pictures / NBCUniversal TV, and as a Script Supervisor’s attachment on DARKLANDS, now available on STAN.
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