Jennifer is a film director, screenwriter, and editor, co-founder and creative director at Good Neighbors Media, and is this year’s recipient of the inaugural San Francisco Film Society Women’s Filmmaker Fellowship.
At Sundance 2015, Phang's sophomore feature ADVANTAGEOUS premiered in the U.S. Dramatic Competition. Lauded by THE VERGE as "the best film I saw at Sundance" and a festival favorite of VOGUE and WIRED magazines, the sci-fi mother-daughter drama won a Special Jury Prize for Collaborative Vision and took home four wins at the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival, including Best Directing, Best Score, and Best Editing (awarded to Phang and Sean Gillane.) The film’s creation was supported by the Sundance Labs and the San Francisco Film Society Filmmaker Residency and was picked up by NETFLIX to see its release in June 2015.
ADVANTAGEOUS was the feature film adaptation of Phang’s 2012 short film by the same name, which was commissioned by ITVS for a series on PBS.org. It opened the third season of the FUTURESTATES sci-fi series and screened at Tribeca, Fantastic Fest, Comic-Con and numerous US and international festivals, winning awards.
Phang’s fantastical award‐winning first feature HALF-LIFE — a part live-action, part animated family drama — premiered in 2008 at the Tokyo International and Sundance film festivals to critical praise. While Indiewire called HALF-LIFE "beautifully audacious", the Hollywood Reporter hailed Phang’s debut as "imaginative and deeply affecting...reminds us why Sundance was launched and why it continues to have value...Half-Life marks the debut of a promising, truly independent artist". The film went on to win top festival awards, played at SXSW and was released by Sundance Channel.
Currently serving as a filmmaking mentor for President Obama’s Call to Arts Pledge, a mentoring initiative through AFI and SAG/AFTRA, Phang has also mentored young filmmakers through Film Independent’s Project:Involve, the San Francisco Film Society, and the Center for Asian American Media.
Additionally, Phang has written on features for hire, and directed, edited and produced commercials and music videos. She directed and edited the upcoming music video GLASS BUTTERFLY, a visual effects fantasy extravaganza, and edited and produced Moon Molson’s Sundance short CRAZY BEATS STRONG EVERY TIME which premiered in Sundance and garnered awards internationally.
Robert is a film producer and managing director at Good Neighbors Media. He has been a producer on award-winning feature films that have premiered at Sundance and SXSW.
Robert's first feature as lead producer, Advantageous, won the Sundance 2015 Jury Prize for Collaborative Vision and four awards at the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival 2015, and was picked up by Netflix (NFLX) for exclusive streaming distribution globally with additional partnerships for broad digital, cable, and VOD distribution. He was previously on the producing teams for A Picture of You (Bend Film 2013), Beijing Taxi (SXSW 2010), Half-Life (Sundance 2008), and Nae-boo-soon-hwan-seon "Inner Circle Line" (SXSW 2006, Special Jury Prize) as well as Made By China in America (2014), a documentary short in Morgan Spurlock’s award-winning We the Economy (Telly Awards 2015, Cynopsis Media Social Good Award 2015) series.
Robert also has extensive experience as a board director, technology entrepreneur, and venture capital investor, and has previously worked at the Rockefeller Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health. He currently is a board director at leading national healthcare and early childhood education organizations. He is a graduate of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, received an AB in Sociology from the University of Chicago, and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.