October 2 | 8:00 PM
Korean American director Andrew Ahn’s (SPA NIGHT) latest film DRIVEWAYS is a quiet, meditative story about belonging that premiered at Tribeca Film Festival. We’re excited to present this Q&A with Director Ahn and members of the cast.
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ANDREW AHN (DIRECTOR) is a Korean-American filmmaker born and raised in Los Angeles. His first feature film SPA NIGHT premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in US Dramatic Competition. The film’s lead actor Joe Seo won a Special Jury Award at the festival for Breakthrough Performance. The film went on to win the 2017 John Cassavetes Independent Spirit Award and was distributed by Strand Releasing. Ahn participated in the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab, the Film Independent Screenwriting Lab, and the Film Independent Directing Lab with the project.
In 2017, Ahn directed the entire first season of the Sundance Now original show THIS CLOSE from creators Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman. Ahn and the other producers of the show were honored with the Producers Guild of America George Sunga Media Access Award. He has promoted diversity in the arts by mentoring youth filmmakers through programs like Pacific Arts Movement’s Reel Voices, Outfest’s OutSet, and the Sundance Institute’s Native Filmmaker Lab. He graduated from Brown University and received an MFA in Film Directing from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).
HONG CHAU (KATHY) had her break out role as a political refugee in the Alexander Payne film DOWNSIZING, garnering nominations for a Golden Globe, SAG Award, and Critics Choice award for best supporting actress. Before that, Hong received the 2015 Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award for her ensemble work in Paul Thomas Anderson’s INHERENT VICE, which was her first film role. In addition to Andrew Ahn’s DRIVEWAYS, Hong has a few projects coming out next year — the second season of HOMECOMING on Amazon, Mad Men writer/EP Semi Chellas’s feature debut AMERICAN WOMAN, and Disney’s ARTEMIS FOWL directed by Kenneth Branagh. Hong can currently be seen playing Lady Trieu in WATCHMEN on HBO.
LUCAS JAYE (CODY) started acting at the age of six, starring in several national and regional commercials. Lucas is most recognizable for his role as Taylor, the recurring and delightful “frenemy” of Max Fuller on the Netflix Original series, Fuller House. He has also enjoyed working on projects such as The Gilmore Girls: A Year in a Life, Angie Tribeca, CBS’s Pure Genius and Teachers. Just recently, Lucas has been enjoying a recent string of “firsts”, starring in his first stage performance as Jerome in South Pacific, voiced his first animated character as Nunu in one of the most played video games in the world, League of Legends by Riot Games, and was thrilled to star in his first movie, DRIVEWAYS, directed by Andrew Ahn. When he’s not acting, Lucas likes to rollerblade, draw, read, animate cartoon characters, and play video games with his family.