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Jon Chu

Biography

Film movie director of INTENSIFY 2: The Roads as well as the Justin Bieber documentary Never Express Never. He graduated through the College or university of Southern California College of Cinema-Television. He became a member of a dance staff known as AC/DC or Adam/Chu Dance Staff. He was raised in Palo Alto, California. He aimed the film INTENSIFY 3D starring Alyson Stoner.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jon M. Chu
Date Of Birth November 2, 1979
Place Of Birth Palo Alto, CA
Profession Director
Education University of Southern California
Nationality American
Parents Lawrence Chu
Awards Shorty Industry Award for Best Use of Video
Nominations Shorty Industry Award for Best Viral Campaign, Shorty Industry Award for Best Consumer Brand
Movies Now You See Me 2, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Jem and the Holograms, Step Up 3D, Step Up 2: The Streets, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Justin Bieber's Believe, The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers, Now You See Me 3, When the Kids Are Away, Silent Beats, The LXD: The Uprising Begins, Crazy Rich Asians, Freaked, Once a Cop, The Secret of the Magic Gourd, Supply and Dance, Man
TV Shows The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
1Took lessons in piano, drums, saxophone, violin and guitar as a child.
2Was discovered as a USC film student by Steven Spielberg who saw his short film "When the Kids Are Away".
3Was his school's student body president.
4His father, Lawrence Chu, is a well known chef. His parents own Chef Chu's, a popular restaurant in Los Altos, California.
5Was hired by Sony Pictures to direct their feature "Bye Bye Birdie" but Sony never green lit the film due to budgetary concerns. Sony recently got back into business with Chu to direct their big budget tent pole "Masters of the Universe".


Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dance Camp2016producer
Jem and the Holograms2015producer
Step Up All In2014executive producer
Dear Mr. Watterson2013Documentary associate producer
Today's the Day2012Short executive producer
S2dio City2012TV Series executive producer - 18 episodes
The Arena2012TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
Masterclass2012TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
Ds2dio 3602012TV Series executive producer - 2012
Step Up Revolution2012executive producer
Remixed2012TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
The LXD: The Legion of Extraordinary DancersTV Series executive producer - 25 episodes, 2010 - 2011 producer - 1 episode, 2011
The LXD: Rise of the Drifts2011executive producer
Game On2011/IShort producer
The LXD: The Secrets of the Ra2011executive producer / producer
The LXD: The Uprising Begins2010executive producer
Bao hu lu de mi mi2007producer - as John Chu
Silent Beats2001Short producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The LXD: Rise of the Drifts2011
The LXD: The Secrets of the Ra2011
The LXD: The Legion of Extraordinary DancersTV Series 1 episode, 2011 creator - 20 episodes, 2010 writer - 16 episodes, 2010 screenplay - 4 episodes, 2010 story - 4 episodes, 2010
The LXD: The Uprising Begins2010
When the Kids Are Away2002Short
Silent Beats2001Short

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crazy Rich Asianspre-production
Now You See Me 3announced
Now You See Me 22016
Jem and the Holograms2015
We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can't Afford to Miss2014Documentary
Justin Bieber's Believe2013Documentary
G.I. Joe: Retaliation2013
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never2011Documentary
The LXD: The Secrets of the Ra2011
The LXD: The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers2010TV Series 9 episodes
Step Up 3D2010
The LXD: The Uprising Begins2010
Step Up 2: The Streets2008
When the Kids Are Away2002Short
Silent Beats2001Short

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
So You Think You Can Dance2009TV Series choreographic director - 9 episodes

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The LXD: The Secrets of the Ra2011
The LXD: The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers2010TV Series 5 episodes
The LXD: The Uprising Begins2010

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The LXD: The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers2010TV SeriesHigh School Announcer
Once a Cop1993
Freaked1993Giant Stuey Monster

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Killing Babies2002Short
Surfing Channels1997TV Series

Production Designer

Production Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Silent Beats2001Short

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Silent Beats2001Short sound

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dear Mr. Watterson2013Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Miley and Mandy Show2008TV SeriesHimself
Through the Eyes of Faith2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché2016Documentary post-productionHimself
Now You See Me 2: Bringing Magic to Life2016Video documentary shortHimself
Now You See Me 2: On-Set Diary2016Video documentary shortHimself
Now You See Me 2: The Art of the Ensemble2016Video documentary shortHimself
Now You See Me 2: The Horsemen Return2016Video documentary shortHimself
Now You See Me 2: You Can't Look Away2016Video documentary shortHimself
Made in Hollywood2010-2015TV SeriesHimself
Justin Bieber's Believe2013DocumentaryHimself
G.I. Joe: Brothers Beyond Blood2013Video documentary shortHimself
G.I. Joe: The Sound of Silence2013Video documentary shortHimself
G.I. Joe: The True Face of Evil2013Video documentary shortHimself
Vivir de cine2013TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008-2013TV SeriesHimself
Reel Junkie2013TV SeriesHimself
Uploaded: The Asian American Movement2012Documentary
IC Places Hollywood2012TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
1st Look2012TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Film Fiend2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Ho Down2010ShortHimself
Teen Choice Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
So You Think You Can Dance2010TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself
YouTube Live2008TV MovieHimself
The Teen Choice Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
So You Think You Can Dance2010TV SeriesHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Cinema Eye Audience Choice PrizeCinema Eye Honors Awards, USJustin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011)


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#Quote
1You are what you do everyday.
2I started making films in fifth grade when my family and I would go on vacations and my mom decided to let me be in charge of the camera... Rather than shooting our family in front of the London Bridge or the Eiffel Tower, I was making sci-fi thrillers and murder mysteries.

#Trademark
1Incorporating dancing moves

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