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JOHN PAUL SU (aka JP Su) is a Filipino Chinese American filmmaker whose narrative work often explores identity, family, and the triumph of the human spirit. His diverse background, immigrant experience, and transcontinental project assignments inform his passion for global stories, often through the lens of both dark and satirical comedy. Su won the Directors Guild of America's Best Asian American Student Filmmaker Award for his graduate narrative short, PAGPAG (THE REFUSE), which PBS and Shorts International picked up for broadcast. SMELL A MEMORY, an advocacy piece on Alzheimer's disease he directed in Singapore, was shortlisted at Cannes Lions and won the Silver Ad Star Award. TOTO, his debut feature film, won the Jerome Foundation Artist Fellowship grant and earned accolades both in his native country—the Philippines, and in the international film festival circuit.

Su is an alumnus of the Disney/ABC Directing Program and the Berlinale Tokyo Talents and a finalist of the NBCUniversal Emerging Directors Program.

His latest project, CAPTAIN C!, is an SFFILM-Westridge Fellowship grant recipient, a Quarterfinalist for the Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting, a semi-finalist in Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition, and a finalist in both WeScreenplay Diverse Voices and Screencraft Family Screenplay Competition.

Su is a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) graduate of New York University Tisch School of the Arts.

Known For
Pagpag (The Refuse), Toto, The Caregiver
Guild Membership
Special Skills
Culinary Arts
Alma Mater

Writer currently has no listed scripts.