Q&A with NAM JUNE PAIK: MOON IS THE OLDEST TV Filmmaker Amanda Kim & Producer Jesse Wann
Friday, March 31
With an introduction by NAM JUNE PAIK: MOON IS THE OLDEST TV editor Taryn Gould, recorded especially for this screening.
Amanda Kim is a Tokyo-raised, Korean American director and producer. After graduating from Brown University with a degree in Comparative Literature, she worked many odd jobs in music, fashion, and design, before landing a job at Vice Media. A former creative director at Vice Media, she led U.S. video direction for i-D, Creators, and Garage magazine. Kim also worked on Viceland, Vice's TV channel, as a creative producer in an experimental incubator where she directed a nimble production crew to test out pilots and innovative content formats.
Jesse Wann is a producer and writer working across multiple mediums. Jesse recently collaborated with artist Kenzo Digital on Air, a permanent immersive art experience in New York. Air opened in October 2021 and hosted
1.5 million visitors in its first year. Jesse’s film & tv producing credits include Wormwood (directed by Errol Morris - Netflix, Venice Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival), THE B SIDE: ELSA DORFMAN'S PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY (directed by Errol Morris - Netflix, New York Film Festival), It’s Not Crazy it’s Sports (directed by Errol Morris – ESPN Films), Three Films about Peace (directed by Errol Morris – NY Times Op Docs, Telluride Film Festival). Jesse also produced the performance art pop music group Fischerspooner, including shows at Deitch Projects (New York), Pompidou Centre (Paris), MoMA (New York), Coachella Festival, Miami Art Basel, Royal Festival Hall (London), and many more. As a writer, Jesse’s work has been featured in The New Yorker online, The New Yorker Radio Hour, New York Theater Review, and The New York Times.
Taryn Gould is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and editor based in Brooklyn, NY. After Graduating from Syracuse University's Newhouse School, she began her career on the road documenting artists like Lil Mama and The Roots, and filming for Atlantic records. Her work has been shortlisted for an Academy Award, and nominated for a Best Music Film Grammy, an Outstanding Documentary Emmy, and a Critics Choice award. It has screened at Sundance, Tribeca, Berlin, SXSW, Hot Docs, SIFF, IDFA and Locarno and had a theatrical run at Film Forum. It has been featured by The New York Times and Variety, who called her work "movingly intense", and is currently streaming on Netflix, Amazon, and HBO.