Cari Ann Shim Sham

Cari Ann Shim Sham

Cinematographer, Director, Editor, Producer and Screenwriter

Los Angeles, California

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February 2012
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About Cari

Cari Ann Shim Sham is a Los Angeles based filmmaker, choreographer & video artist. With 30+ short films and a bakers dozen of awards in her pocket, Cari Ann is also a passionate teacher whose workshops on Dance Film have occurred in Malaysia, Java, San Francisco, UC Riverside and recently served as the first ever Dance Film Mentor for the SF ODC Pilot 62 Program. Awards include Best Director from the First Glance Film Festival & Best Mini Doc from the St. Louis International Film Festival for her film SAND and Best Experimental Short from the New Orleans Film Festival for Two Seconds After Laughter; a dance film collaboration with David Rousseve. Her recent experience as one of the editors and associate producer for One Day on Earth, the first feature doc filmed in every country of the world on the same day, involved working with over 3,000 hours of footage shot on 10.10.10. ODOE was screened in over 170 countries, the largest premiere ever, including a screening at the UN General Assembly on Earth Day, 2012, winning the Vimeo Social Change Award. Her live work and video art has shown at the Joyce Soho, & Danspace in NYC, Dance Place, DC, REDCAT, Highways Space, the Belagio: Las Vegas, The Brewery, The Henry Huang Theater and Bergamot Station in Los Angeles, and film work namely at the Laemmle Sunset 7, Mann Chinese Theater, and the United Nations General Assembly as well as 60+ festivals internationally. Cari Ann is currently writing feature scripts, touring video art with Lionel Popkin’s Ruth Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, in her fourth year of curating the Dance Film Showcase for Topanga Film Festival and teaching Dance for Camera adjunct at UCLA. In her spare time she is a grateful inhabitant of Topanga Canyon, diligent sweat lodge attendee, passionate collector of doorknobs, obsessive photographer and avid wild edible mushroom hunter.


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