Lee Isaac Chung

Lee Isaac Chung

A son of Korean immigrants, Chung grew up on a small farm in rural Arkansas and then attended Yale University to study Biology. At Yale, with new exposure to art cinema in his senior year, Chung dropped his plans for medical school and turned to filmmaking. "Munyurangabo," his first feature film, premiered in the Un Certain Regard program at the Cannes Film Festival. He resides in New York with his wife Valerie and manages Almond Tree Films, LLC with his collaborators, Samuel Anderson and Jenny Lund.