U.S. Short Film: Keep a Smile, Zhijun

U.S. Short Film: Keep a Smile, Zhijun



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Short Film: Keep a Smile, Zhijun


Wang Zhijun, a Chinese food delivery man, is on his way to a delivery when he crosses paths with an old childhood friend.
It’s a story inspired by my family history

JUN SHIMIZU is an award-winning director, writer and editor in that order of preference.

Born in New York City and raised on the border between France/Switzerland, Jun has been shooting and editing since the age of 16, cementing his training as a filmmaker at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

In 2019, Jun co-directed Speak Easy, B. – a surreal experimental LGBTQ short that has gone on to win numerous awards on the festival circuit, including the Los Angeles Pacific Film Festival’s prestigious Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions award.

Jun has worked in various creative capacities with non-profits such as the Asia/Pacific Cultural Center for UNESCO and award-winning production companies TK Digital, Wondros, Zambezi and Netflix.

Jun is currently based in Los Angeles, working on a Koreatown horror feature.

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