Santa Clara University

Phone: 408-554-5710
Room number: Arts & Sciences 124
Courses taught:
Introduction to Digital Filmmaking (COMM 30), Global Screenwriting (COMM 130B), Short Fiction Production (COMM 131B), Expanded Cinema Production (COMM 133B), Genre & Auteur History and Theory (COMM 136A), Independent Filmmaking Practicum (COMM 191)

Dr. Jonathan Fung

Lecturer

B.F.A. in Photography, Academy of Art University, 1998

M.F.A. in Photography, Academy of Art University, 2000

Ph.D. in Philosophy, Fairfax University, 2006

 

Jonathan Fung is an accomplished filmmaker and installation artist. He collaborated with Nam June Paik, the father of video art, for Modulation in Sync at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. He was a participant in Doek, where his film Een Nauwe Poort (A Narrow Gate) was screened onto 17th century ship sails in the canals of Amsterdam. His work was also exhibited at the Venice Biennale in the Snow Show exhibition. Fung's disconcerting video installation on anthropophagi, I Eat, Therefore I Am, was on display at the San Jose Museum of Art, and Down the Rabbit Hole exposed the darkness of human trafficking for the Wonderland exhibit in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District. He is raising a social consciousness through his award winning film Hark to spread awareness about sex trafficking in schools, churches and conferences. Hark was an official selection at the Festival De Cannes Court Metrage and many other film festivals, and won Best Narrative Short Film at both the Awareness and the Third World Indie Film Festivals. Currently, he is developing the feature length screenplay of Hark. Fung's passion is to end modern day slavery and also bring positive change through the arts, faith and justice.