finding kukan

sound design and foley

asian pacific film festival winner
CAAM fest honorable mention
+ many more

filmmaker robin lung investigates the case of li ling-ai, the un-credited female producer of KUKAN, a landmark color film that revealed the atrocities of world war II china to american audiences. KUKAN has the rare honor of being the first ever american feature documentary to receive an academy award® in 1942.

lost for decades, lung discovers a badly damaged film print of KUKAN, and pieces together the never before told inspirational tale of the two renegades behind the making of it -- li ling-ai and cameraman rey scott.

I had the pleasure of re-scoring archival footage and recording foley to beautiful shadow-play footage. 

I worked in disher sound’s studio C and took advantage of the excellent facilities there.