Jeong Yoon-cheol was born in 1971. He graduated from School of Film and Theater at Hanyang University. After his successful directorial debut with short film < Memorial Picture >, he was selected as a member of MAMPIST and studied film editing at The Austrailian Film Television and Radio School. His short film < Hibernation > was invited to Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival in 1999 and won Best Director Award at Shinyoung Film Festival. < Marathon > is his first feature film.
[HanCinema Korea's Diary] Where did it all start for you? 2012/03/10,
If you had asked me five years ago about Korean cinema I would not have been able to name a single film, let alone any actors, directors, or anything close to the mark. Korean cinema in all its richness and fluidity was unknown to me and its riveting array of melodramas, thrillers, and comedies were well clear of my cinematic radar. Then, in 2007, I had my first taste of it when I came to Seoul on a brief two-week trip. In a dark and crowded apartment, I took up the chance to watch an unknown Korean horror titled "Red Eye", and that marked my first step towards becoming a true Korean cinephile,...More
[Weekender] Filmmaking in the palm of your hand 2011/07/28, Source,
A girl records a video using a smartphone at the Olleh Media Studio in Mok-dong, Seoul, on July 18. / Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul Learn how to make movies using smartphones By Lee Hyo-won Filmmaking is a costly, time-consuming endeavor involving massive teamwork. But now it is possible to make surprisingly high-quality projects alone in a matter of days with just a few hundred dollars - using smartphones equipped with not only HD cameras but also editing applications,...More
Lights! iPhone! Action! 2010/09/28, Source,
Cinematographer Hong Kyeong-pyo, left, films actors Kim Yoon-seo, center, and Kim Jae-wook using an iPhone4 in a Seoul studio, Sunday./ Courtesy of iPhone 4 Film Festival
iPhone 4 Film fest to showcase works by top directors
By Lee Hyo-won
In 2008, director Spike Lee teamed up with Nokia to produce a film comprised of videos created using cellphones. "Within five years, new movies will be made with devices like these", he predicted,...More
Korean Film Festival Tours China 2008/11/19, Source, A Korean Film Festival will be held across China this month, bringing 12 Korean features to three major Chinese cities – Beijing (Nov. 14-19), Shanghai (Nov. 16-21) and Kunnming (Nov. 25-28).
The event, organized by the Korean Film Council, China's state film authorities, and the Shanghai Inter,...More
First of the two events is '2008 Korea-China Business Campus' which will take place from Thursday, November 13 to Monday, November 17, over the course of 5 days. The eve,...More
[Style] The 4 female actors "stepping out of their comfort zones" 2008/02/14, Source, "Stepping out of the comfort zones"
Literally, an actor makes their living through their outer image. Thus they undergo an endless changes and transformation in order to unfold their hidden charms. Recently, the female actors who had been hidden under the tag of being 'sexy' or 'innocent' took a cr,...More
CGV Multiplex to Offer Subtitled Screenings 2008/01/30, Source, CJ-CGV, one of the top three exhibition chains in Korea, will devote a screen at its central-Seoul multiplex in the Yongsan Station shopping center to the exclusive showing of domestic films with English subtitles. The long-term project is a team strategy between CGV and local powerhouse studio CJ,...More
Jeon Ji-hyeon Takes a Big-Screen Gamble 2008/01/25, Source, Many Korean star actresses of the small screen have dismally flopped in movies although they achieve brilliant success and earn astronomical amounts of money in TV commercials. Now,...More
More Films Carrying Family-Oriented Themes 2007/03/17, Source, An interesting trend in the Korean film industry now is that more movies portray complex relationship of modern families.
Our Son Heekyung introduces a few examples of that, and tells us what makes the theme so popular among Korean directors.
How well do you know your family?
For many, "not very",...More
New Movies for Weekend of March 2 2007/03/02, Source, Looks like the weekend is here, and that means time to check on what's playing at the movies.
There's a Korean comedy - another for fans of Hugh Grant or Drew Barrymore and more.
Here's Son Heekyung.
[MOVIE REVIEW] Mysteriously humorous vision of the Korean family 2007/02/22, Source, The institution of the family has long been protected and justified in Korea and elsewhere. But the time-honored system is struggling to survive. A common thread, namely the sugarcoated idea (or ideal) of happy family members living together, is disappearing fast. It's time to say goodbye to the glo,...More
New omnibus film "3 In 3 Saek (Three People Three Colors): A Love Story" is screened only on a Web site without opening at theaters.
Directed by three well-known local directors, the film "3 In 3 Saek (Three People Three Colors): A Love Story", opened on Feb. 14.,,...More
This year began on an upbeat note for Korea's movie industry. "Running Boy" (Marathon), directed by Jeong Yoon-cheol, fe,...More
Director Park Kwang-hyeon, 'Welcome to my movies' 2005/12/07, Source, The 2005 award ceremony of the Blue Dragon Awards was held at the KBS Hall in Yeouido on November 29. It was truly a festival of high flying stars. Every movie star and director representing Korea gathered together at the event. Although the award ceremony lasted for only a short while, viewers had,...More
Film industry suffers from stars' fee dispute 2005/07/05, Source, A dramatic dispute between film directors and film stars highlights how soaring guaranteed payments for actors could cripple Korea's film industry -already struggling with a shrinking share of the domestic market - and taint the image of the Korean Wave, an Asia-wide surge in the popularity of Korea,...More
The movie "Mal-ah-ton - Marathon" is about an autistic man's triumph as a human. The movie softly wakens a forgotten, subtle, and yet important sense. It is the sense of touch. The movie tickles its audience. Grass that t,...More
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