Albert Shin

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Albert Shin
NationalityCanadian
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, producer
Years active2008–present
Known forIn Her Place

Albert Shin is a Canadian screenwriter, director and producer, best known for his critically acclaimed Canadian Screen Award-nominated film In Her Place (2014).

Early life[edit]

Shin was born in Canada and raised in Newmarket, Ontario.[1] His parents are of South Korean descent.[2] Shin later studied film production at York University, where he created several short films.[3]

Career[edit]

Before making the leap into features, Shin directed the short film Kai's Place, and the short-run television series In Counseling.[citation needed]

His first feature film, Point Traverse, was released in 2009.[4] The film screened at several film festivals, including the Wisconsin Film Festival.[5]

Shin is also a producer, most recently working on Connor Jessup's new short film Lira's Forest,[6] which received funding from the Harold Greenberg Fund's Shorts to Features program.[7]

In Her Place[edit]

His second feature film, In Her Place, followed in 2014; it was acclaimed by critics and screened at festivals around the world.[3] For his work on In Her Place, Shin won several awards, and garnered several Canadian Screen Award nominations at the 3rd Canadian Screen Awards, including nominations for Shin in the categories of Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.[8]

The film received positive reviews from critics upon release; it currently holds an 80% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[9] Variety wrote: "An acutely observed psychodrama from sophomore helmer Albert Shin, powered by three sterling performances." NOW Magazine called it "an expertly plotted drama that packs a paralyzing emotional gut punch." The Toronto Star wrote: "Making good use of the mist-shrouded rural South Korea setting to create moody tension, Shin's film builds slowly to a shattering finale that shocks as much as it surprises."[9]

Timelapse Pictures[edit]

Shin is a partner, with Igor Drljaca, in the production company Timelapse Pictures.[10]

Accolades[edit]

For his work on In Her Place, Shin won the Stella Artois Jay Scott Prize ($5,000 awarded to an emerging artist) at the Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2014,[11] and garnered several Canadian Screen Award nominations at the 3rd Canadian Screen Awards, including nominations for Shin in the categories of Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.[8]

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview: Albert Shin “In Her Place”". Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, September 9, 2014.
  2. ^ "Albert Shin's 'In Her Place' a towering achievement". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  3. ^ a b "In Her Place: Secrets and lies". Toronto Star, September 6, 2014.
  4. ^ "Albert Shin’s ‘reckless abandon’ pays off". The Origami, November 11, 2014.
  5. ^ "WISCONSIN FILM FESTIVAL 2010". Ruthless Reviews. 2010-05-04. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  6. ^ 15, Jordan Pinto August; 2016. "HGF distributes $110K across three projects". Retrieved 2016-09-16.
  7. ^ "The Harold Greenberg Fund Announces Shorts-to-Features Program Recipients – Bell Media". www.bellmedia.ca. Retrieved 2016-09-16.
  8. ^ a b "Mommy, Maps to the Stars set for showdown at Canadian Screen Awards". The Globe and Mail, January 13, 2015.
  9. ^ a b In Her Place, retrieved 2017-06-26
  10. ^ "Albert Shin & Igor Drljaca Interview - In Her Place". Tribute, September 7, 2014.
  11. ^ "Villeneuve’s Enemy wins $100,000 Toronto critics’ prize for best Canadian film of 2014". The Globe and Mail, January 6, 2015.

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