Christine Yoo is a director, producer, writer and a volunteer at San Quentin State Prison. She is Co-Executive producer of "The Winning Spirit" from Executive Producer Michael Strahan and The Story Lab, a 6-part docu-series that follows the Kahuku High School football team on the N. Shore of Oahu during their 2021 championship season. As a non-fiction TV producer, she has also produced on series for National Geographic, History, Oxygen, and PBS for Revelations Entertainment, Dick Wolf Films, Shed Media and Prometheus Entertainment.
As an independent filmmaker, she focuses on stories of under-represented voices and her work has been sponsored by Sundance, The Marshall Project, Rogovy Foundation, Logan Family, Foundation, Korean Air, Hyundai, LG Mobile and she is a Logan Nonfiction Fellow. Her documentary short, "A Conversation With Claudia" was a specialized commission for P.S. 1/Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in 2021. She is a co-writer of the cult anime series "Afro Samurai" starring Samuel L. Jackson and her feature directing debut was the award-winning, Korean-American rom-com, "Wedding Palace" starring Brian Tee (Chicago Med) and award-winning S. Korean actress Kang Hye-jung (Oldboy) in her English language debut was distributed throughout Asia. Her short film, "Yellow Belle," is a coming of age story in America's South navigating racial lines as a Korean-American was broadcast on POV and premiered at the Busan International Film Festival.
As a volunteer for San Quentin's Media Center, she mentors and collaborates with incarcerated filmmakers. She is currently in post-production on "Friendly Signs," about navigating the prison system while deaf. She is the Co-Founder of the San Quentin Film Festival launching in 2023. "26.2 to Life" is her first documentary feature.