JUN SHIMIZU is an award-winning director, writer and editor in that order of preference.
Born in New York City and raised on the border between France/Switzerland, Jun has been shooting and editing since the age of 16, cementing his training as a filmmaker at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
In 2010, Jun created Memorylines - a personal visual manifesto aimed at weaving dreamy, textured stories/visuals with intent to evoke nostalgia, melancholy and bliss.
In 2012, Jun took a year off to live with Buddhist monks in Kitakyushu, Japan, and worked and taught English to kindergarten kids while working on music videos and short form content on the side.
In 2019, Jun co-directed Speak Easy, B. - a surreal experimental LGBTQ short that has gone on to win numerous awards on the festival circuit, including the Los Angeles Pacific Film Festival’s prestigious Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions award.
Jun is currently based in Los Angeles, working on a Koreatown horror feature.
He only seldom writes about himself in the third person.