JAMES C. YUAN received his BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Pomona College in 1997. He is currently completing his MFA in Cinematography at UCLA film school. His first-year film won the UCLA Spotlight Award in 2001, and his work as a Director of Photography has screened in various festivals and galleries. He grew up in Pasadena, CA and currently resides in West Hollywood, CA near the Astro Burger on Santa Monica Blvd. After years of shooting film shorts, installation works, music videos, and spec commercials, James is delighted to have shot Ethan Mao as his first film feature.