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John Zhao

Independent Filmmaker

John Zhao is a Korean/Chinese–American independent filmmaker. Born in China, he spent his childhood with his grandfather, an acclaimed calligrapher who sparked John’s everlasting love for art and poetry. John went to the cinema for the first time in Germany; he was a young boy, but decided that day he’d start making films.

While growing up in America, John spent this time riding skateboards and taking heavy interest in scuba diving and studying the behavior of sharks. He studied marine biology before transferring to Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for its esteemed creative advertising program. During this ...

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