|Education||University of New South Wales, Australian Film and Television School, American Film Institute|
|Occupation||Film director and producer|
|I am Woman, The Zen of Bennett|
Early life and education
Born in South Korea in 1964 and raised in Sydney, Moon studied Arts/Law at the University of New South Wales before working at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as a TV and print journalist. She left journalism to study film at the Australian Film and Television and Radio School, winning the Kenneth B. Myer award and meeting her partner, Oscar-winning cinematographer Dion Beebe. Together they moved to Los Angeles, where Moon attended the American Film Institute, graduating with a Master of Fine Arts and receiving the Franklin J Schaffner Directing Award.
Moon directed The Zen of Bennett, a 2012 documentary on jazz singer Tony Bennett, produced by Bennett's son Danny and Jennifer Lebeau. The New York Times described it as "a tender, touching documentary portrait”.
I Am Woman (2020)
I Am Woman, the film, is named after Australian singer Helen Reddy's most famous song, "I am woman", which became a feminist anthem during the rise of the women's movement in the 1970s. It follows Reddy from her arrival in New York in 1966, through her friendship with rock writer Lillian Roxon and her troubled marriage to manager Jeff Wald. Moon met Reddy at a "G'Day Australia" event in Los Angeles in 2013, and was surprised to find that her personal story, so entwined with the women's rights movement in the US, had never been told.
Moon told a journalist: "Growing up I remember a time when my mother and her friends – these bright, intelligent, and vibrant women – would roll down the windows of their Volvo station wagons, let down their hair, and sing really loudly when Helen Reddy’s song, I Am Woman, was on the radio. I have this very strong memory of watching how that song transformed women, and the lyrics stayed with me as they do with most people". She showed the finished film to Reddy before it was locked off, and Reddy sang along to her songs while watching, and cried.
- 2017 The Wrong Side of History: Gun Violence
- 2012 The Zen of Bennett
- 2011 Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse: Body and Soul
- 1998 Sorrow's Child
- 1993 Deadlock
- 1991 Two Fish; Black Sorrow; Flitters; Azzadine
- 2020 Athena Breakthrough Award
- Kenneth B. Myer award
- 1999 Best Short Film; Shorts International Film festival
- "Original recipients - Brilliant stories funding - Gender Matters". Screen Australia. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
- Bennett, Lucy (22 April 2016), "Fan/Celebrity Interactions and Social Media: Connectivity and Engagement in Lady Gaga Fandom", The Ashgate Research Companion to Fan Cultures, Routledge, pp. 109–120, ISBN 978-1-315-61295-9, retrieved 11 March 2020
- Holden, Stephen (23 October 2012). "A Pop Culture Father Figure, as Mellow as His Tone". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
- "IN-Q // The Wrong Side of History - - Gun Violence... It's Time to Talk About It". urbansuitejazz.com. 16 March 2019. Retrieved 24 August 2020.
- "TIFF 2019 Women Directors: Meet Unjoo Moon – "I Am Woman"". womenandhollywood.com. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
- "I Am Woman director Unjoo Moon is strong, invincible, and woman". Create NSW. 5 March 2020. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
- "Unjoo Moon". IMDb. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
- "Unjoo Moon - The Screen Guide". Screen Australia. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
- ""I Am Woman" kicks off Barnard's 10th annual Athena Film Festival with a celebration of feminist musician Helen Reddy". Columbia Daily Spectator. Retrieved 11 March 2020.