We had the good fortune of connecting with Isue Shin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Isue, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
The first thing I loved to do was to draw. I’ve always been moved by different artistic forms, whether that be movies, photographs, paintings, or sculptures, and I wanted to channel that into the way I led my own life.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I feel like I’m still very much in the process of building my career, but I’m proud of the short film that premiered in LA, Men Helping Women. I also finished a new film last year called Summer Days. I don’t think the filmmaking process is ever easy, but what pulls me back to it time and time again is the growth that comes out of it.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would probably take a friend who’s visiting on a bike ride on the beach, grab handrolls from KazuNori and visit the galleries at Bergamot Station. And then maybe a day in Los Feliz, visiting thrift shops, coffee at Maru, and watching a movie at Vista theatre. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’ve benefited greatly from Visual Communications and the Armed with a Camera fellowship, as well as the support of the wider Asian American artist community here in LA.
all taken by me