I interviewed writer/director Jennifer Phang about her Sundance award-winning feature Advantageous.
An all-around filmmaker who deeply loves the filmmaking process, Phang majored in media in college and became an assistant editor early in her career. Eventually she was invited to the Directing program at AFI, moving on to directing her first feature (Half-Life) that debuted at Sundance in 2008. Her films have screened at SXSW and Tribeca Film Festival among others, and she’s been invited to develop projects at the Sundance Screenwriting Labs. A passionate filmmaker who is no stranger to being heavily involved with every stage of the filmmaking process, she directed and co-wrote Advantageous, and shares an editing credit for cutting the film alongside Sean Gillane in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. The ease of sharing media across the country and creating visual effects during the edit was essential to the post-production process Phang and Gillane intimately shared.