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Hark is about a man who is confronted with a moral dilemma to save his own life or risk the life of another. The characters in Hark are ordinary people making choices to survive. The story draws attention to the harsh reality of human trafficking and shines light where there is darkness.



Photos courtesy of Ron Koeberer


Cast & Crew


Seth Ari Blake
Girl Ayla Rain Fung
Vicky Heather Gilliland
Boss James Camblin
Thug Viknesh Silvalingam
Woman Marian Fung


Director/Producer Jonathan Fung
Screenwriter Benjamin Enos
Executive Producer Leslie K. Hodge
Production Coordinator Katie Galli
Key PA Chloe Fitzmaurice
Unit Production Manager Lorenzo Pace
1st AD Dani Goggel
2nd AD Viknesh Silvalingam
Script Supervisor Benjamin Enos
Production Assistants Ali Aslam
  Jerri Cooper
  Drew Kells
  Sandy Navarro
Director of Photography Michael Street
1st AC Dustin Yates
2nd AC Katherine Brennan
Loader / 2nd AC Rachel Dusa
Video Assist / Loader Alex Walker
Steadicam Operator Luke Rocheleau
Gaffer Jeff Carroll
Best Boy Electric Inder Mann
Key Grip Jacob Martinez
Best Boy Grip Nathan Parker
Grip / Electric Steve Machnik
Dolly Grip Jacob Martinez
Grip / Electric Joe Heath
Truck/Grip Alex Pelfrey
Still Photographer Ron Koeberer
Videographer Brian Green
Sound Mixers Keenan Jensen
  Joe Stillwater
Production Designer Erik Otto
Costume Designer Grace Kinder
Make Up/Hair Margaret Caragan
Casting Dir Katie Galli
Casting PA Rebecca Martinez
Editor Andrea Templeton
Sound Editor
Mark David Lee
Music Robert Witmeyer
Online + Mastering FotoKem
Colorists Carey Buren
  Robert Tomaszewski
Graphics Steve Ha
Web Design Cameron Moore


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Photo: Ron Koeberer


About the Director

Jonathan Fung is a professor, an artist, and an abolitionist. Fung first learned about human trafficking at the 2008 Global Leadership Summit in Chicago after Gary Haugen, founder of International Justice Mission shared his story. His thoughts instantly went to his own daughter and how horrified he would be if she were ever subjected to the atrocities of human trafficking, which affect thousands of girls and young women every day around the world.

After several months of reflection and prayer, Fung's response was to couple his passion for film and art with his desire to spread awareness on human trafficking. He was inspired after reading a first draft of the script by a former student, Benjamin Enos, which led to optioning, story development, and partnering with Executive Producer, Leslie K. Hodge to produce a 15-minute short film. It was a bit ironic that he cast his young daughter to play the lead.

The result was an award winning short film entitled Hark that follows a man's moral dilemma to save his own life or the life of another. Hark has screened at national and international film festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival Court Metrage. Hark is also used as an educational tool in conferences, schools, churches and community groups to create dialog and serve as a call to action to stand up for injustice.

Prior to the release of Hark, Fung collaborated with a team of artists to create an art and video installation entitled Down the Rabbit Hole as part of the Wonderland exhibit in San Francisco's Tenderloin District. His most recent work exposes the viewer to both sex trafficking and labor trafficking with the public art installation of PEEP, which was exhibited in the 5x5 Nonuments Exhibition in Washington DC and in the San Francisco Bay Area as part of Super Bowl 50. Fung is currently working on a feature length film to continue his work to raise awareness and educate.

“I believe we can use the arts to bring a social consciousness to modern day slavery.  The statistics about human trafficking are appalling. We are a visual culture and film and the arts can serve as a scholarly medium to educate, challenge, and mobilize a community,” said Fung.



Screenings and Panel Discussions

2016   Moderated Human Trafficking Panel Discussion, de Saisset Museum: Santa Clara, CA
2016   Human Trafficking Prevention Class, University California Berkeley: Berkeley, CA
2016   Art as Activism Teach-In, Arise High School: Oakland, CA
2016   Human Trafficking and Christian Ethics: Santa Clara University: Santa Clara, CA
2016   Students Against Modern Slavery, Notre Dame High School: San Jose, CA
2016   Crosswalk Christian Church: Sunnyvale, CA
2015   Human Trafficking Conference, University California Berkeley: Berkeley, CA
2015   Justice Summit, Bellarmine College Prepatory: San Jose, CA
2015   District Attorney's Office for Prosecutors Training & Q&A: San Jose, CA
2015   Human Trafficking Prevention Class, University California Berkeley: Berkeley, CA
2015   Moved to Act, Notre Dame High School: San Jose, CA
2015   YWCA Human Trafficking Arts Advocacy: Berkeley, CA
2015   Santa Clara Central Park Library: Santa Clara, CA
2015   Saint Clare Parish: Santa Clara, CA
2015   Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church: Sunnyvale, CA
2014   European Day for Border Guards Conference (ED4BG): Warsaw, Poland
2014   Westminster Church: Washington, DC
2014   Women, Gender, Globalization Class, Santa Clara University: Santa Clara, CA
2014   Students Against Modern Slavery, Notre Dame High School: San Jose, CA
2014   Westgate Church: San Jose, CA
2014   Santa Clara First Baptist Church: Santa Clara, CA
2014   Venture Christian Church: Los Gatos, CA
2014   Freedom Project: Students Against Human Trafficking, Santa Clara University: Santa Clara, CA
2013   Theology, Sex, and Relationships, Santa Clara University: Santa Clara, CA
2013   Saint Francis High School Social Justice Club: Los Altos, CA
2013   Human Trafficking Seminar, Santa Clara University Law School: Santa Clara, CA
2012   Social Justice Ministries Conference: Los Altos, CA
2012   San Jose Catholic Diocese Network to End Human Trafficking: San Jose, CA
2012   Hark Film Premiere, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

Film Festival Official Selections

BEST SHORT FILM, Awareness Film Festival: Santa Monica, CA
BEST SHORT FILM, Third World Indie Film Festival: Fremont, CA
BEST SHORT FILM, Wine Country Film Festival: Santa Rosa, CA
Official Selection, Festival De Cannes Court Metrage: Cannes, France
Official Selection, Cinequest Film Festival 23 Shorts Film Program: San Jose, CA
Official Selection, San Jose Short Film Festival, Santana Row Cine Arts: San Jose, CA
Official Selection, Windrider Film Forum: Menlo Park, CA
Official Selection, The Response Film Festival: Rocklin, CA
Official Selection, Freedom Summit: Fremont, CA
Official Selection, Rescue Conference: Los Gatos, CA



Nonuments Exhibition
September 6 to end of December 2014

Nonument Park 
900 I Street SW
Washington, DC 20024

5×5 – A Project of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is an ambitious District-wide program of contemporary, temporary public art dedicated to exploring new perspectives on our city through the lens of five curators. In fact, it is the largest, temporary public art project in the District. The project will begin in early September and end by December of 2014.

Fung’s public art installation Peep examines the atrocity of human trafficking through semiotics and repetition. Shipping containers are a common mode of transporting victims; therefore the exterior of a metal shipping container will resemble a peep show with neon style lettering and rich vibrant colors. Port size windows will allow viewers to peer through and view hundreds of wooden children’s blocks with images of children on them symbolizing their stolen childhood and the loss of innocence. Rows of sewing machines echo the plight of darkness and survival of those forced into labor with the haunting sounds of sewing machine motors never ceasing.


5×5: A Project of The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Fung Collaboratives, International Justice Mission, Westminster DC Presbyterian Church, Christ United Methodist Church, Santa Clara First Baptist Church, Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition, Notre Dame High School Students Against Modern Slavery, Catholic Network to End Human Trafficking, San Jose Diocese, Santa Clara University, Kael Anderson, Hope Cahan, Elizabeth Carriger, Supervisor Cindy Chavez, County of Santa Clara, Second District, Jeff Chyatte, Jerri Cooper, Copy Craft, Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams, Allison Fung, Austin Graff, Rev. Ruth Hamilton, Michael Koliner, Sarah Massey, Samantha May, Alyssa Miller, Sr. Claudia McTaggart, Musson, Erik Otto - Polarity Post Production, Ps. Adrienne Terry, Kelly Towles, Izzy Ullmann 


Special Thanks

Screen Actors Guild
Royce Agustin
Nicole Agustin
Jennifer Ames
Katherine Aoki
Janis Baron
David Batstone
Bill Bright
Bill Brodersen
Karen Cerney
Jerry Cintas
Tom Chou
Lisa Chou
Jerri Cooper
Connie Coutain
Tamara Current
Candace Daniels
David DeCosse
Dennis Fletcher
Allison Fung
Ayla Rain Fung
Lance Fung
Marian Fung
Katie Galli
Brian Green
William Gregg
Dani Goggel
Steve Ha
Karla Hagan
Frieda Harden
Gloria Hofer
Lori Joseph
Lisa Kim
Ron Koeberer
Debbie LaCroix

Michelle Lasher
Will Littlejohn
Jae Lee
Brian Lu
Yahia Mahamdi
Rebecca Martinez
Jacob Martinez
Helen Otero
Erik Otto
Lorenzo Pace
Tina Petersen
Chad Raphael
Joel Reamer
Debbie Reiley
Mark Reiley
Walt Rose
Rebecca Schapp
Santa Clara University
SCU Dean's Grant, College of Arts & Sciences
SCU Faculty-Student Research Assistant Program Grant
SCU Hackworth Fellowship Grant
SCU Justice and the Arts Initiative Grant
Peggy Shaloe
Erskine Starks
Michael Street
Linda Sullivan
Michelle Sun-Thoreson
Andrea Templeton
Bob Wagner
Erich Weber
Jeny Weber
Victoria Weiland
Gloria A. Wong
Daena Yuksel