directed by Christina YR Jun
Narrative Short | 2018 | USA | 16 min | Korean, English
In search of her family’s history, Grace, a Korean-American millennial decides to gift her grandmother a 23+me kit for her birthday. But to her surprise, her gesture is met with violent protests from the rest of her family. Fueled by this unexpected reaction, Grace secretly sends in her grandmother’s DNA and discovers a dark past that ultimately helps her connect to her heritage and roots.
Search History is a fast-paced, genre-blending short comedy that explores the fantastic daydreams of a second-generation millennial in her quest for identity.
Warning: implied sexual assault
Christina Jun is a Korean–American director, writer and actor working in both theatre and film. As a filmmaker, her films have been screened and awarded at multiple film festivals including HBO's Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, Asian American International Film Festival and Sacramento International Film Festival. Her latest film, "My Best Friend, Ben" received its premiered at ICM Partners in Los Angeles and has received honorable mentions for best actress and best supporting actor at the 2016 Asians on Film Festival. As an actor, she has worked with various theaters around the country including Miami Theatre Center, New American Theatre (LA) and the Goodman Theatre (Chicago). She has also worked on several national print and commercial campaigns including Liberty Mutual, Walmart and VH1. Christina holds a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is a graduate of Yale University’s summer directing lab. She also holds an MFA in directing and screenwriting from the USC, School of Cinematic Arts.