SUZANNE JOE KAI
DIRECTOR / PRODUCER / WRITER

Suzanne Joe Kai is a filmmaker, journalist, and founder of StudioLA TV a production company. LIKE A ROLLING STONE: The Life and Times of Ben Fong-Torres is her first feature length documentary. Prior to her current film, Kai was a broadcast journalist on the air for KRON TV (NBC), KTVU TV (FOX), KGO TV (ABC), KGUN TV (ABC), and KCBS Newsradio (CBS). Kai also was a national business director and producer of entertainment videos for RottenTomatoes.com during its early years. She pioneered on SPRINT cell phones nationally its Hollywood video channel when cell phones were just launching video capabilities. She is a member of the Writers Guild non-fiction/documentary caucus, and AAJA-LA.org.

As a 2x Emmy-nominated broadcast news journalist at San Francisco’s KRON-TV (NBC), she wrote and produced TV documentaries and was named “Best Woman News Reporter” by a newspaper survey. Kai earned an MA (Documentary/ Film/TV) from Stanford University, and a BA from Mills where she was a music deejay.

Her award-winning 28 minute documentary, THE LAST LINE, about the inside world of Star Wars fans, sold-out its screenings at festivals from California to London. Festival programmers brought Storm Troopers to march in the streets of London to welcome her film. Star Wars fans love her film because they say it was one of the first times they are portrayed authentically.

MANY TALENTED AND CREATIVE PEOPLE ARE ON OUR FILM TEAM! HERE ARE A FEW!

DIRECTED, WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY SUZANNE JOE KAI

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
FREIDA LEE MOCK
DOUG BLUSH
ALVIN LAU
TONY HSIEH
BRYN MOOSER

CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
ANDY HSIEH 
KATHRYN EVERETT
STEPHEN RAKOWER
XIN LIU
BETTY LOUIE

CO-PRODUCERS
MIKE KAI
GREG BYERS
DAVID MAGDAEL

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
JUSTIN LACOB
FRANK JANG
WING LAM

MUSIC  COMPOSED BY
MILES ITO, JEREMY GRODY

SOUND DESIGN BY
JEREMY GRODY

CINEMATOGRAPHERS
JASON JOSEFFER
FRAZER BRADSHAW
HIROSHI HARA

SUPERVISING EDITOR
DOUG BLUSH

EDITED BY
DANIEL LAWRENCE
GREG BYERS 
WILLIAM GILMORE

ADDITIONAL EDITOR
WALT LOUIE