Jinung Chung’s unique story of how and why he founded JbyJ.
Jinung Chung is the founder and producer at JbyJ. A digital production company built on the principles of being inclusive, respecting everyone and getting the job done.
Jinung was born in South Korea and moved to Canada at the age of nine. Growing up in a small town in the Kawarthas, many of his friends were of English, Irish and Scottish ancestry. And it was during this time, Jinung began exploring people’s family histories and the memories.
Discovering his passion for different cultures while delving deeper into human nature, Jinung went on to study Social Cultural Anthropology at University of Toronto.
Jinung has since spent time in the Dominican Republic and Japan, where he gained a deep understanding and respect for their histories and their unique brand of indigenous cultures. In conjunction with this knowledge, his twenty-plus years of international business experience facilitates for a well-informed decision making with a global perspective.
Jinung now lives in Toronto with wife and son. He spends his free time with his family, exploring the beauty of Ontario. He also volunteers, teaching English to Korean-Canadian seniors and mentoring Korean-Canadian youths while maintaining an active participation in the Japanese-Canadian community in the city.
Cailleah Scott-Grimes is a technical lead at JbyJ, as well as a documentary filmmaker. A perpetual asker of big questions, she works on either side of the camera, seeking to shed light and humour on the human experience. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Visual Studies and East Asian Studies programs and a recipient of the Canadian Millennium Scholarship. Her interest in understanding the creative mind has led her to live and work in Canada, the US, Europe and Japan.
Cailleah works to bridge cultural, social and technological gaps through art and film. Her debut documentary, She Got Game (2015), chronicles a search for empowered women who are changing the social climate of video game culture. As a guest lecturer at high schools and universities, she urges young women to trust their personal narratives and to create media that truly reflects their own experiences.
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