Photograph by Mary Galligan

Photograph by Mary Galligan

Jae-Ho Chang was born in Korea, and grew up in Seattle, Seoul, Virginia, and New Jersey. For his BFA he attended the Rhode Island School of Design where he studied Film/Video/Animation.

Jae-Ho attended the graduate film program at New York University in 2004. In 2005 he was nominated for the David L. Wolper Student Documentary Achievement Award by the International Documentary Association for his documentary "Love to Hate, Hate to Love".  He is also a recipient of the Martin Scorsese Young Filmmakers Scholarship and the Ang Lee Scholarship Award.

His film 'The Last Vacation' has screened at numerous festivals around the world and on PBS.  The film was awarded the Craft Award for Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Acting, and was selected as a Wasserman Finalist at New York University’s First Run Film Festival.  

In 2007, he was invited to participate in the Berlinale Talents.

His feature-length documentary entitled ‘Ultimate Christian Wrestling’, was awarded Honorable Mention at the 2007 Tribeca All-Access Creative Promise Award.  In 2012 it won the Best Documentary Feature and the Programmer’s Award for Artistic Vision at the New Orleans Film Festival.

His latest film, None of Them Will Collect My Soul, is a collaboration with actor Tim Kang (The Mentalist).

Jae-Ho resides in New York City with his wife, daughter, and two cats.