I was originally born in Seoul, South Korea, but immigrated to the Los Angeles-area when I was 6 months old(!). Basically grew up in Orange County my entire life when I originally left home after graduating high school to pursue a music career.
I can't sing or play instruments, so I decided to become a recording engineer. I went to school for it in North Hollywood and worked at the now-defunct Enterprise Studios in Burbank for about 2 1/2 years until the rise of the affordable home-studios and the rise of the illegal downloads hit it's peak and brought about the end of the multi-million dollar recording/mixing studios.
Fun fact, for the first 6 months, the client that I got to work with (albeit as a runner) was Christina Aguilera, who was there working on her second album. Enterprise Studios had 6 rooms in one building, and at any given time, it was packed full of superstars. One day, there was Christina Aguilera in one studio, Murder Inc. in another studio, Redman/Method Man in another studio, Keisha Cole in another, Scott Storch camped out in another room, sound mixing for this new revolutionary TV show called "24", and No Doubt tracking in our other building across the street. For my first "official" job, it was a bit overwhelming.
I then, bounced around jobs until I became a courier/driver working for Modern Video Film. There, I met a writer named Don Sanders who needed help writing his action-adventure spec script. He was stuck in the 3rd act and I was there to bounce ideas off of him. He, eventually with my help, was able to finish and he effectively disappeared; literally. Nobody knows what happened to him after.
Having helped him out, I then began to write my first script. A spec script off a semi-popular comic book character: Gambit. It's called Ace of Spades, and since they're "rumored" to be filming that (possibly in development hell), maybe I'll eventually post it here. The script is terrible, but I believe the story is solid. This was back in 2009.
I then wrote an original spec script. Romantic/Comedy: The Journey. I finished that in about 2 weeks. I submitted it the Los Angeles Movie Awards and earned Honorable Mention in 2010.
I have since partnered with a friend and have been writing spec scripts for the last 6 years. We're currently putting together 7 amazing scripts that we can send to an agency for representation by the end of this year.
First Meeting Romance ⋄ Comedy The first meeting between a guy and girl in Los Angeles.
Teaser Trailer Action Script for a teaser trailer for a live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film.
The Last Laugh/Punchline Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama A last days of former clown dying of a terminal illness with the help of a caretaker.
Ari Gold vs Les Grossman (Sample Scene) Comedy As the new Studio Executive at Warner Bros., Ari Gold is petitioned by Vincent Chase and E to call in a favor about a new film starting production: the highly anticipated sequel to the Academy Award winning Tropic Thunder.
Los Angeles Movie Awards - "The Journey" - Honorable Mention