J.P. Chan 

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IMG_2271 50pctJ.P. Chan is a self-taught filmmaker living in New York City. A Picture of You, his critically acclaimed debut feature film, was released in 2014. He holds a graduate degree in urban planning from NYU and was born in New Jersey to working-class immigrant parents. He makes his movies while working full-time as multimedia director for the MTA, the New York metro region’s public transportation agency.

More info: J.P. Chan on IMDB.



2014 Best Screenplay for A Picture of You, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
2008 IFP Panasonic Digital Filmmakers Grant
2008 NYFA Fellowship in Video
2006 Urban Artist Initiative Grant



I’ve held my Don’t Quit Your Day Job filmmaking workshop at various venues for groups big and small since 2009. I also participate on panels and at events related to filmmaking and Asian American culture. If you’d like me to speak to your group, contact me.



This version of my website runs on WordPress, using the Eclipse theme from CyberChimps.

My blog started in 2004 as a cameraphone photoblog but became more of a free-form blog in 2013. The cameraphone photos were taken with Apple iPhones (Nov. 2007-present) and Palm Treo 600 & 650 phones. You can also view these photos on Flickr.



The text and photos of this site are protected under copyright. Contact me if you wish to license an image.



This website wouldn’t exist without the superior computer numchuck skills of Mr. Mikael Sheikh and formidable proofreading by Ms. Sharon S. Kim.

J.P.’s workshop photos were taken by Mimi Nolledo.