Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth interview with Unjoo Moon, Producer / Director of “I Am Woman” & Jim Keaton, President, Helen Reddy Official Fan Club
About Harvey's guest:
Unjoo Moon is an Australian film director, best known for the 2020 biopic I Am Woman, that tells the story of international feminist icon Helen Reddy.
She was born in Daegu, South Korea in 1964,and her father Moon Dong Seok was the former leader for an association of Korean Australians in Sydney. After she arrived in Australia at the age of 4, she was raised in Sydney. Moon studied Arts/Law at the University of New South Wales before working at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as a TV and print journalist. She left journalism to study film at the Australian Film and Television and Radio School, winning the Kenneth B. Myer award and meeting her partner, Oscar-winning cinematographer Dion Beebe. Together they moved to Los Angeles, where Moon attended the American Film Institute, graduating with a Master of Fine Arts and receiving the Franklin J Schaffner Directing Award.
She directed The Zen of Bennett, a 2012 documentary on jazz singer Tony Bennett, produced by Bennett's son Danny and Jennifer Lebeau. The New York Times described it as "a tender, touching documentary portrait”.
After the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, she worked with spoken word artist In-Q on a public service video about gun violence.
In October 2021, Moon was tapped to direct Frankly in Love, an adaptation of David Yoon's debut novel of the same name.
2017 The Wrong Side of History: Gun Violence
2012 The Zen of Bennett
2011 Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse: Body and Soul
1998 Sorrow's Child
1991 Two Fish; Black Sorrow; Flitters; Azzadine
2020 Athena Breakthrough Award
Kenneth B. Myer Award
1999 Best Short Film; Shorts International Film festival
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