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Feature: Robot Stories
Short: All Amateur Ecstasy, Asian Pride Porn, Cat Fight Tonight, Everybody's Supersonic, Fighting Grandpa, Happy Hamptons Holiday Camp for Troubled Couples, Mister Green, Mouse, Mr. Lee, Ode to Margaret Cho, Penny Marshall Project, Po Mo Knock Knock, Super Power Blues
Educational video: Informed Consent Zone

2014.09.28 – “Happy Fun Room” screens tonight at the New York Film Festival!

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My short film “Happy Fun Room” screens TONIGHT at the New York Film Festival as part of the interactive Futurestates screening.

The show starts at 6 pm at the Howard Gilman Theater — check out the details here.

“Happy Fun Room,” directed by Greg Pak and starring Cindy Cheung, now on YouTube!

Thrilled to report that my new short film, “Happy Fun Room,” starring Cindy Cheung as a paranoid children’s television show host in the future, is now online at YouTube! Please feel free to check it out and spread the word!

Tons of crazy stuff going on

Hey, y’all. Apologies for the lack of updates in recent months. I’m going to start fixing that today. In brief, it’s been a hugely busy few weeks. Here’s the quick rundown:

I’m writing a STORM book for Marvel! It’s Storm’s first ongoing ever, drawn by Victor Ibañez and edited by Daniel Ketchum, and it’s going to be great. The book launches in July — please call your local comics shop and preorder it today!

The SUPERMAN DOOMED crossover that’s now running through ACTION COMICS, SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN, and SUPERMAN has been selling out — the first three chapters are getting new printings! I’m writing the ACTION COMICS and BATMAN/SUPERMAN issues that are part of the crossover, as well as co-writing the SUPERMAN DOOMED #1 and #2 bookends. For a reading list of all the books in the crossover, click here.

My new short film HAPPY FUN ROOM, starring the great Cindy Cheung, has gone live at the Futurestates.tv website! Watch it today! And check out this interview at Renegade Cinema to learn more about the project.

I’m signing this Sunday, June 1, from 5-7 pm at Boston’s Comicopia comic shop! Boston, please come see, come see! Details here.

I’ll be attending the Special Edition New York comic convention at the Javits Center on June 14 and 15. I’ll have a table in Artists Alley and will indeed be selling gorgeous hard copies of the CODE MONKEY SAVE WORLD graphic novel. Come see, come see!

More shortly on all of this! Hearts all ’round!

2013.08.14 – “Po Mo Knock Knock” at the Austin Film Festival “Made in Texas” series

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Pretty excited about this. My 1998 short film “Po Mo Knock Knock,” written by David Ball, directed by yours truly, and starring Bill Stiles, David Ball, and Vin Knight, is playing at 7 pm on August 14 at the Austin Film Festival’s Made in Texas short film screening!

Click here for all the details!

Greg Pak talks about being Asian American and how it affects his work


By Greg Pak
A few months ago, I participated in a panel discussion organized by CYJO, the creator of the Kyopo Project, a series of portraits of Korean Americans. CYJO has posted a clip from the panel discussion in which I talk for a while about being Asian American and how it affects my writing and filmmaking.
Enjoy — and click here for more about the Kyopo Project.

Jonathan Coulton stole my cat


(Seriously, though, if you’re a Coulton fan and haven’t picked up the “Best. Concert. Ever.” DVD and CD, I highly recommend it.)

“Po Mo Knock Knock” now online!


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

“Everybody’s Supersonic” now viewable online!


By Greg Pak
In 2004, I directed a two minute short film as part of Nike’s “You’re Faster Than You Think” campaign in which a planet-surfing alien (Ed Lin) teaches a runner (Joe LaRue) the true meaning of speed. Check it out!
Written and Directed by Greg Pak
Produced by Karin Chien
Cinematography by Toshiro Yamaguchi
Music by Joe Pleiman
Visual Special Effects by Robert Morris
Special Effects Makeup by Anthony Pepe
Costumes by Bernadette Jurkowski

“Happy Hamptons Holiday Camp for Troubled Couples” now viewable online


“Happy Hamptons Holiday Camp for Troubled Couples” was written, shot, and edited in two days as part of the Panasonic 48 Hour Film Challenge at the 2005 Hamptons International Film Festival. As part of the challenge, the films were asked to include the following:
• The theme of “A Good Idea”
• A conflict resolved through dance
• An upside down moment
• The phrase “night sharks”
• A local or festival celebrity
• Something hidden in a book
• A moral lesson
• And a bag of apples
Check it out and see how we did!
A short film directed by Greg Pak, produced by Kim Ima, and written by Greg Pak, Kim Ima, and Vin Knight
2005, 6 1/2 minutes, color. A man gets the hiccups at a holiday camp for troubled couples. But what secret is he really hiding?
Starring Vin Knight and Kim Ima, with Peter Donato, Tanya Tavereau, and the voice of Anthony Marchegiano
Shot and Cut by Greg Pak, http://www.gregpak.com
Boom, Graphics, Production Assistance: Anthony Marchegiano
Original song, “Wherever It Might Lead,” by Nancy Atlas, http://nancyatlas.com
Porn and Camp music by David Libby, http://www.broadwaydemo.com

The Penny Marshall Project – now on Youtube!


By Greg Pak
Approximately one million years ago, I directed a short film based on a brilliant idea by the brilliant Lisa Jolley. It’s a Blair Witch spoof called “The Penny Marshall Project,” and it stars Lisa, Todd Stashwick, and Bobby Nakanishi as three filmmaking titans who get lost in the woods while searching for their independent spirit. Todd reminded me about the film today on the Twitter and suggested I put it online, and that sounded like a great idea. So enjoy!

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