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Monthly Archives: April 2000

Informed Consent Zone

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The Informed Consent Zone

Dr. Young, a clinical researcher, needs patients for his study.

Dr. Young
Ulna Mrs. Ulna Deviation, a prospective patient, wants to sign up.

But before enrolling Mrs. Deviation, Dr. Young must fulfill the principles of informed consent.

Dr. Young
Narrator So with the help of a mysterious Narrator, Dr. Young enters…
The Informed Consent Zone


Educational video. 1999, 20 minutes, color.

By using humor to help researchers master the intricacies of informed consent, “The Informed Consent Zone” has become an essential instructional tool for any institution involved with clinical research.
    The funny, informative video has been designed for active learning in an interactive classroom environment. Whenever Dr. Young faces a new challenge, the video presents a Decision Point title card, allowing instructors to pause the video and discuss the issues with the class.

View a sample clip from the video wherein Dr. Young goes a little too fast…

If you can’t see the clip, you may need Quicktime, available for free download from Apple

Developed for the use of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, “The Informed Consent Zone” was written by Dr. Robin Jarrett, Dr. John Sadler, Dr. Perrie Adams, and filmmaker Greg Pak.
    The video features outstanding comic performers, including Selma Wernick, star of the Academy Award winning short documentary “The Personals: Improvisations on Romance in the Golden Years.”

Dr. Young: Vin Knight
Ulna Deviation: Selma Wernick
Narrator: John Fulweiler
The Voice of Dr. Tenure: Rick Knutsen

Director, Producer: Greg Pak
Director of Photography: Peter Olsen
Location Sound: Tosh Yamaguchi
Music: Rick Knutsen

Penny Marshall Project

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The Penny Marshall Project

A short film conceived by Lisa Jolley and directed by Greg Pak

1999, 12 minutes, color. Three aging filmmakers (Penny Marshall, Frances Ford Coppola, and Akira Kurosawa) disappear into the woods while searching for their independent spirit. Hilarity, of course, ensues. Produced by the Pollyannas, a New York based improvisational comedy group.

Lisa Jolley as Penny Marshall
Bobby Nakanishi as Akira Kurosawa
Todd Stashwick as Francis Ford Coppola

Conceived by Lisa Jolley
Directed by Greg Pak
Produced by Lisa Jolley, Greg Pak, and Jay Bushman
Cinematography by Greg Pak, Lisa Jolley, and Todd Stashwick
Assistant producer: Denise Cristofalo
Edited by Greg Pak
Special thanks to Bill & Shanda Stiles and Mike & Debbie Everett-Lane

Mr. Lee

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Mr. Lee

A short film written and directed by Greg Pak

1994, 6 minutes, color. A Korean American mother finds an African American man in her daughter’s bed.

Mrs. Kim: Audrey Mar
Stanford: Yohan Lim
Mike: Jeff Lambert
Jean: Amy Leigh Maure
Brandy: Shanda Stiles

Director, writer, editor, producer: Greg Pak
Cinematographer: Jennifer Martinez
Assistant Camera: Nasri Zacharia & Jamie Yerkes
Gaffer: Keiko Ibi
Assistant Director: Arthur Flam
Sound: Diane Doniol-Valcroze & Kavita Bali
Music: Carl Finch, Brave Combo

Cat Fight Tonight

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Cat Fight Tonight

A short film written and directed by Greg Pak

2001, 3 minutes 40 seconds, color. Crazy man. Crazy woman. Confused cat.

Midge: Sophia Skiles
Buddy: Greg Pak
Polly: Pollyanna Jones

Producer: Kim Ima
Writer, Director, Producer, Editor: Greg Pak
Cinematographer: Tosh Yamaguchi
Boom and Fight Coordinator: Konrad Aderer

Po Mo Knock Knock

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Po Mo Knock Knock

A short film written by David Ball and directed by Greg Pak

1998, 3 minutes, B&W. A pair of tortured artistes confront the impossibility of communication by telling post-modern knock-knock jokes.

The film was produced by the Pollyannas, a New York based improvisational comedy group, and completed with a grant from the Experimental Television Center, Ltd.

Knock Knock: David Ball
Who’s There: Bill Stiles
Vin Knight: Vin Knight
French Voice: Frances Barney

Director, Producer, D.P., Editor: Greg Pak
Screenplay: David Ball
Music: Rick Knutsen
Assistant Director: Jennifer Whitfield
Assistant Camera: Trip Kirkpatrick
Gaffer: Lukas Ettlin
Grip: Vlasi Parlapanides
Sound Mixer: Tosh Yamaguchi
Boom: Caroline Cucchiara
Art Direction: Trip Kirkpatrick & Jennifer Whitfield
P.A.: Pam Goldman


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A short film written and directed by Greg Pak

1997, 11 minutes, color. A young man tries to avoid a conversation about pregnancy with his girlfriend by chasing a mouse around his apartment.

With Seung-Hwan Han as Dan and Jo Shui as Joyce
Director, producer, writer, editor: Greg Pak
Cinematographer: Keiko Ibi
Assistant Camera: Nisha Ganatra
Gaffer: Scott Barnard
Assistant Director: Carrie Specht
Sound: Tosh Yamaguchi & Gideon Shmorak
Boom: Amy Veltman, Julia Loktev, Caroline Cucchiara, Stacy Holman
Art Direction: Trip Kirkpatrick & Jennifer Whitfield
Music: Woody Pak

Fighting Grandpa

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Fighting Grandpa

A Student Academy Award winning short documentary directed by Greg Pak

1998, 21 minutes, color. A young filmmaker talks with three generations of his extended family as he searches for evidence of love between his immigrant Korean grandparents.

Combining original verite and interview material with Super 8 home movies, old family photos, and historical footage, “Fighting Grandpa” tells the story of a Korean American grandmother’s seventy year struggle with her husband. Forced to give up her dreams of becoming a nurse, left with four children for ten years alone in Korea while her husband studied in America, and finally brought to Hawaii to endure new hardships, Grandma might have every right to be bitter. But as the filmmaker discovers, questions of love have no simple answers.

By delving into the suppressed conflicts and contradictions at the heart of many immigrant family histories, “Fighting Grandpa” allows a glimpse of how a previous generation, bound by tradition and culture, built a complex, ambiguous love that their grandchildren can only barely comprehend.

Director, Writer, Editor, Cinematographer, Producer: Greg Pak
Location Sound: Keiko Ibi, Hiroki Naoyoshi, Laurie Wen
Music: Rick Knutsen
Super 8 Footage: Jane Pak
Post Sound Mixer: Abayomi Jinadu
Optical Printing: Greg Pak & Greg Woodbury
Fiscal Sponsorship: New York Foundation for the Arts

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Incredible Hercules

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A Marvel Comics series written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente with pencils by Khoi Pham

The planet’s most irresponsible god and incorrigible teen genius wreak havoc in the wake of “World War Hulk.” Featuring Hercules, Amadeus Cho, and a number of extremely annoyed Avengers. on “Incredible Hercules” #113:

… this second issue of Hercules’ story is even stronger than the first, and it’s rapidly on its way to becoming one of the best comics Marvel is publishing.

Comixtreme on Herc in “Incredible Hulk” #109:

Hercules once again gets some really great screentime. …this arc has once again shown us why Hercules is such a great character. He’s complex, and honor-driven, and he’s a pleasure to read about, especially under Pak’s pen.

Marvel Nemesis: The Imperfects

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Marvel Nemesis: The Imperfects

A five issue Marvel Comics miniseries
Written by Greg Pak, interior art by Renato Arlem, covers by Jae Lee

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“The mysterious six-page prologue immediately pulls you into the story so that by the time Ben Grimm appears on page seven you’ve begun to wonder if this is going to be a superhero book or not, but you don’t care if it isn’t. It also features something we actually don’t get much of anymore: a nice introspective sequence with Ben in which we discover that even teenagers hold him in some amount of disregard, and we’re reminded that there’s a very human heart underneath that rocky exterior. Then the real fun begins. While Pak does an excellent job with Ben, his real triumph is Elektra – this is the Elektra that Jennifer Garner should have played, not that humorless woman with the pouty lips we ended up with.”
— Tony Whitt,
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