Renee Chen

Renee Chen

Mission Viejo, CA, USA


Last updated September 3, 2020

One Sentence About Me  

The Little Engine That Could Be :)

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Who I Am  

A Little About Me

Hello! I'm from Mission Viejo, CA in the OC bubble. I'm a current freshman at the University of Southern California studying Business Administration minoring in Cinematic Arts. I am an inspiring film producer also looking to own a production company highlighting stories of underrepresented voices (POC, Women, LGTBQ+, etc.), or directing and screenwriting down the line. I love pursuing any creative projects so see hobbies and interests down below. :)

Interesting Factoid

I'm currently writing a piano composition piece for two of my friend's EP music.


Languages

English
Mandarin
French

Countries Visited

Map View

Indonesia
Canada
China

What I Do  


Professional Organizations

Student Advsior

Aug 2020 - Present
As an international non-profit organization that seeks to alleviate the difficulty of navigating through the college admissions process and college essays for first-generation and/or low-income students, we wanted to help those who come from similar financial backgrounds at no cost, because FGLI students should not be restricted to receive such services due to financial concerns.

Professional Interests

Film/TV Producing
Film Business Development
Film Director
Film Screenwriter
CEO Management of Production Company

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Mental Health
Black Lives Matter
Human Rights
POC Rights
Women's Rights

Volunteer Experience

Brave Heart Club

Aug 2018 - Aug 2020
Founded by the Joyful Child Foundation and in memory of Samantha Runnion, it’s a community service club that promotes awareness and empowerment within families and communities to prevent crimes against children such as murders and child abuse

National Honor Society

Aug 2018 - Jun 2020
Prestigious honor club based on the four pillars of character, scholarship, service, and community. Community service includes annual Dana Point Turkey Trot, food drives, race marathons, tutoring, etc.
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Favorites  

Hobbies

Filmmaking
Photography
Cinematography
Hip-Hop Dance
Piano
Cello
Guitar
Ukulele
Music Compositions
Hiking
Travelling
Running
V-ball
Watching Films/TV Shows

Food & Drinks

Sushi
Mochi
Mediterranean Cuisine
Italian Cuisine
Ramen
Ramune
KBBQ

Games

Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Pokemon Go
Kingdom Hearts

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

Alt-Pop
Indie-pop
Soft EDM
Epic
Film Scores
Kpop
R&B
Jazz
Contemporary
Classical
EDM
Lofi
Anime soundtracks

Lauv
BTS
Big Bang
Peach Tree Rascals
Tate McCray
Halsey
Gryffin
Illenium
Odesza
Madeon
88Rising
Beyonce
Of Monsters and Men
Daughter
Birdie

Sports, Teams, Athletes

Volleyball
Cross-Country
Track and Field

Los Angeles Lakers

Kobe Bryant
Michael Phelps
Karen Chen
Nathan Chen
Simone Biles

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

The Farewell
Dangal
Parasite
Train to Busan
Her
Inception
Interstellar
Bad Genius
The Half of It
Little Women

Big Little Lies
Game of Thrones
Westworld
Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Mr. Robot
Ozark
Killing Eve

Viola Davis
Octavia Spencer
Awkwafina
Sandra Oh
Anne Hathaway
Timothee Chalamet
Saoirse Ronan
Reese Witherspoon
Amy Adams
Jennifer Lawrence

Bucket List  

Travel/Dreams

See the Studio Ghibli Museum in Japan, go on a Pan-Asia trip including South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, etc. Work at A24 someday. Go on a Europe trip. See BTS in concert again. See How to Train Your Dragon in concert.

Education  

School

B.S.B.A. – Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Business Administration

Aug 2020 - Present

Clubs and Communities

Asian Pacific Cinema Association

Aug 2020 - Present
The USC Asian Pacific Cinema Association (APCA) aims to provide creative and professional opportunities for undergraduate and graduate-level students interested in any aspect of the film industry. The organization hopes to foster a community of individuals passionate about Asian and Asian American film through collaborative projects, professional networking events, and educational events. APCA focuses on highlighting Asian cinema and culture to foster deeper, complex representations of Asian and Asian American culture

Film and TV Writers Council at USC

Aug 2020 - Present
Film and Television Writers of USC is a USC School of Cinematic Arts Student Organization dedicated to creating television writers room environments, organizing and hosting panels with industry professionals, and producing student-made film and television work by recruiting and training students for sets. It is the largest SCA Student Organization, with over 300 members across all classes and majors, working on over a dozen active sets and projects in development and production during the school year. The E-Board is mentored by SCA Chairs Jack Epps and Mike Fink.
+1 more club and community

Academic Interests

Cognitive Science
Psychology
Film
East-Asian Studies
Web-Tech
International Relations
Art History
Design

Extracurricular Activities

CapoMedia
Daisy
HitRecord
VitaminD