Congratulations, You’re On Your Own: Life After Foster Care

Directed by Filmmaker Michael Nes

Director/Producer – Michael D. Nes

Michael is an award-winning filmmaker with experience across diverse platforms, and a keen interest in social justice.  He’s married to a dedicated social worker who inspired him to make this documentary, Congratulations, You’re On Your Own: Life After Foster Care.  Michael’s short films have screened at festivals across the United States and internationally.  His latest short film, Soldier’s Horse, was selected to screen at numerous festivals, winning the award for Best Picture Western and the Sirocco Award for Excellence in Filmmaking at the Action On Film Festival.  Michael holds a BA from The University of Texas and an MFA in Film Production from Loyola Marymount University.

Producer – Aaron Dowell BIO:

Aaron is a filmmaker and professor from Compton who currently teaches film courses at College Compton. His latest short film, Let’s Go For a Ride, premiered at the 2017 Long Beach Indie Film Festival where is it won Best Comedy – Short.

Editor – Eurie Chung

While pursuing a graduate degree at UCLA in Asian American Studies, Eurie Chung discovered community filmmaking, directing & editing “Metro es Para Todos: Hee Pok ‘Grandma’ Kim and the Bus Riders Union,” a documentary short profiling an elderly Korean immigrant activist, for her master’s thesis. She has continued working on a range of independent documentaries, commercials and promos, most recently producing the interactive documentary project K-TOWN ’92 and Off the Menu: Asian America for PBS. She is a recipient of funding from the Ford Foundation, California Humanities, ITVS, and Center for Asian American Media. Additionally, Eurie manages Flash Cuts, a post-production facility that has housed productions such as The Lovers, Deirdra and Laney Rob a Train, The Circle, Tallulah, Fury, and Afternoon Delight. She is currently in pre-production with Grace Lee on a film on modern day Koreatown, Los Angeles.