Jeff Adachi is the writer, director and producer of You Don’t Know Jack: The Jack Soo Story.
Jeff’s first film, The Slanted Screen: Asian Men in Film & Television, a one-hour documentary film about the history of Asian men in the film & television industry, was released in 2006, and garnered best documentary awards from the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival and the Berkeley Film & Video Festival. The film premiered at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in October 2006, and was an official selection of over 25 film festivals worldwide, including the SF International Asian American Film Festival, New York International Asian American Film Festival, Toronto Asian American Film Festival, San Diego Asian American Film Festival, Dallas Asian American Film Festival, the Bradford Film Festival in Australia, and the Urbanworld/VIBE Film Festival in NYC.
The Slanted Screen was chosen by PBS to air nationally on over 200 PBS affiliated stations in May 2007 and was seen by over 1.2 million viewers. In May 2008, the film premiered on Canada’s Knowledge Network and was shown on the Turner Classic Movies network in June 2008 as part of its Asians in Film series. Adachi also produced the Golden Ring Awards, a televised Asian American entertainment program and serves as the elected Public Defender of San Francisco.
Co-Producer and Editor
Alex Yeung has worked as an editor and producer in the Bay Area video industry for over 15 years and is the video consultant and editor for Fat Wreck Chords. Alex is also the lead vocalist and guitarist of the San Francisco-based band Say Bok Gwai.
Director of Photography
Josiah Hooper is the principal director of photography for the film. Josiah has shot for both Frontline and Frontline World, most recently he produced two segments for the PBS program Frontline World—one story on the discovery of a historic archive belonging to Guatemala's infamous National Police force, and another on the micro-lending Web site, kiva.org. Two of Hooper's other films aired on KQED's documentary series Bay Window —he directed Raising a Ruckus (1999), about the anti-corporate globalization movement, and he co-produced Gunshots (2000), a film about black market gun dealing. Gunshots won a Society of Professional Journalists award. Hooper’s most recent film, Fruits of War, features the story of four El Salvadorean youth who struggle to leave the gang life.
Additional interviews were shot by Ann Kaneko and Ray Brislin. Other Crew includes: Sound by Jon Oh and Joshua Wilkinson, titles/credits by Sean Dana, and post-production sound and music by Michael Becker.