Los Angeles based trilingual Director and Producer

 
 

 SELECTED PROJECTS 

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INCOGNITO

When a psychiatrist finds a camera in his patient’s cell, he develops the film, and begins to believe the woman’s claim that she is from the past.

LONELY IN THE DUSK

After years of being alone, a deaf-mute woman decides to seek companionship, and finds comfort in the arms of a courtesan, only to discover that her faith in outcasts may be misplaced.

THE LAST SILENCE

After his son dies in a car accident, an artist suffers a schizophrenic relapse, and begins to fear the worst around every corner. His paranoia spikes, and he kidnaps his wife and daughter to ensure they never face the dangers of the modern world ever again.

LETHAL CALLING

An arrogant woman with a history of betrayal is trapped in her car by a sniper. To escape, she must confess her sins, and come to terms with her selfish ways.

SUGAR BABY

When she realizes the local authorities are dragging their feet, a high school student drops out of school to catch an infamous, but elusive pedophile wreaking havoc on her small, industrial town.

THE HEART

To save his son, a commercial fisherman must take his own life and donate his heart for the transplant. However, after a life of cowardice, he’s unsure if he can go through with the ultimate sacrifice.

 

   ABOUT   

Jacky Song

Jacky Song is a 47th Student Academy Awards (the Student Oscars) nominee and winner of the Jury Award in the Narrative Shorts category at more than 30 film festivals around the world. He graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor's degree in Film Production and a minor in Screenwriting. In summer 2020, he completed the UCLA's School of TFT professional producing program and is now a second-year MBA student at Chapman University with a concentration in Entertainment Management. Since he moved to Los Angeles in 2013, he has gone on to produce and direct award-winning, genre-bending, emotionally intense films and tv series. His recent projects include The Last Silence and Lonely In The Dusk to be screened at a dozen of oscar-qualifying film festivals such as LA Shorts International Film Festival and Rhode Island International Film Festival, and continue to be accepted at other prestigious world-class festivals.

Jacky's films can often be described as surrealistic, exquisite, character-driven, and contain vivid imagery and socially-relevant themes, featuring distinctive camera movements and nonlinear editing style with classical orchestra score pieces. Additionally, Jacky infuses each project with his multi-cultural background and is devoted to using the power of film to connect disparate cultures by bringing untold, authentic stories to both an American audience and an international audience.

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   PRESS & INTERVIEWS   

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HONORABLY MENTIONED

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted 18 students as winners of the 47th Student Academy Awards® competition.  This year, the Awards competition received a total of 1,474 entries. The 2020 winners join the ranks of such past Student Academy Award winners as Pete Docter, Cary Fukunaga, and Spike Lee.

- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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INTERVIEW

The notion of being in two places at once or the ability to go back in time has fascinated the human race for decades. Time-traveling is a phenomenon that remains a favorite topic of debate among intellectuals, conspiracy theorists, and the public for its peculiarity and obscurity.......

 

- LIVING LIFE FEARLESS

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PRESS MENTIONS

Set in Los Angeles in the early 90s, Jacky Song’s latest film INCOGNITO tells the story of Isabel and her claim that she has teleported from the past. Authorities are convinced that the young woman is delusional and admit her to a mental asylum........

 

- INDIE ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA

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FILM REVIEWS

Incognito is a calling-card short film if I’ve ever seen one. Just to be clear, that’s a compliment. Nearly everything writer/director Jacky Song and co-writers Jordan Dotson and Zachary Zhang do here exudes polish, professionalism, and talent; show it to any producer worth their salt.......

 

- FILM THREAT

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FILM REVIEWS

After reviewing films for several years, I have come across quite a few films that feel uninspired or like a rip off of some other concept that has been done countless times before, and usually better..........

 

- FILM THREAT 

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INTERVIEW

Finding and connecting with others who understand and accept their vision and beliefs is an emotional journey that many people strive to embark on throughout their lives..........

 

- SHOCK YA! 

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INTERVIEW

LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with actress Autumn Harrison and director/writer Jacky Song on the project. We talked about filming in two different time periods, the cinematography, and the approach...........

 

- LRM Online 

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ARTICLE INTERVIEW

My inspiration for INCOGNITO may stem from my raw exploration into the world undertaken since my childhood. Even now, I still find myself recollecting the days when..................

 

- Filmmakers CONNECT 

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ARTICLE INTERVIEW

To say I never desired a nomination from the Student Academy Awards (SAA) is a lie. In fact, ever since I started my filmmaking journey in the U.S., the SAA has been on my wish list. I must admit my last two.................

 

- The Panther Newspaper 

 
"A young girl time traveling from the Fifties to the modern day is our portal into this film, which uses suspense to pursue her secret step by step. But when the puzzle is unraveled, we see that the film is actually a vivid portrait of the LGBT world of 70 years ago. Moreover, the director has a mature talent for cinematic language. In many scenes, the plot pays homage to the movie classics." 
- LU CHUAN, Golden Horse & Golden Rooster Award-winning Director
"The director’s use of imagery is exceedingly and surprisingly skillful. The story has no loose ends and is packed with tension. Although the film’s emotional resonance is slightly weak, it doesn’t detract from what is a truly outstanding short film." 
 
- FAN HE, Founder of EnMaze Pictures
"The cinematography of LONELY IN THE DUSK is exquisite - rich, lush, textured, and emotional; beautifully designed lighting; the use of superimposition dissolves is something I always love to see and hear it adds a gauzy softness to the romantic notions; the score is period perfect and emotionally perfect, haunting and with the piano metaphorically feeling like tears of heartbreak." 
- DEBBIE LYNN ELIAS, Tomatometer-approved Critic