Kyu Park, born in Korea, is a transnational filmmaker and educator.
He makes fictional narrative as well as experimental and documentary films that focus on ethics
and morality in social context.
His works have been screened at several international film festivals and exhibitions including the
Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner in France; the Montecatini Film & Video Festival in Italy;
the Bucheon International Film Festival in South Korea; and the Syracuse International Film Festival
in the United States.
A recent short film, "Drama," directed by Tian Guan, in which he worked as a cinematographer,
has won Best Live Action Short in the 30th Warsaw Film Fest and Best Short Fiction in the
Los Angeles Film Festival, also screened at Slamdance, Palm Springs and elsewhere.
Kyu is currently teaching film production at Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Film Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
One Block at a Time
Film (short) by June Kyu Park (Drama) Director, Editor, Producer, Writer, Production designer A homeless and drug addicted 18-year-old girl tries to pay her debt through a sterilization operation.
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Film Camera and Electrical Department
The Book of Judith
Film Camera and Electrical Department
Film (short) by Tian Guan (Comedy and Drama) Visual effects, Cinematographer A young couple who are about to have sex in a car but realize that there are no more condoms left. Right at that moment, they see a young woman standing at the corner of an intersection not far from them. The girl in the car believes the young lady is a prostitute and asks the guy to ask her for a condom. The guy hesitates to go because he thinks the lady is not, and he doesn't want to be awkward. While they are arguing about the lady, a guy walks to her. Written by Anonymous
Kingdom of Silence
Film (short) by June Kyu Park (Drama, Romance and War) Director, Editor, Producer, Visual effects, Sound department, Writer The story about an American girl who is in love with a Middle Eastern guy, discovers the sad reality that is pulling them away.
Film (short) by Claire Ying-Chin Wang (Drama, Fantasy and Mystery) Camera and Electrical Department A failed actor struggles with his marriage, career, and his metamorphosis into a tree.
Film (short) by Tanya Schiller (Drama and Mystery) Camera and Electrical Department A woman is entangled with the memories of her past and she struggles with a confrontation with her family.
Film (short) by June Kyu Park (Drama, Fantasy and Mystery) Director, Editor, Producer, Visual effects, Sound department A 6-year-old girl's experience that the people around her keep intimidating her, forces her to steal her friend's barbie doll.
Film (short) by Tian Guan (Fantasy) Visual effects An experimental-fiction dark comedy about a man sits on his bed in his room. He is going to commit suicide today with a saw. When he is about to do so, he suddenly realize that he forgot his reason for suicide. As he begins to recall his memory, he recognizes he is stuck in a giant flowerpot. What's even worse is he keeps sinking into the dirt. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by June Kyu Park (Adventure) Director, Editor, Producer, Sound department, Cinematographer, Composer The sympathy and the respect for the analogue medium. The ritual for the farewell.
Film by Joon Sung (Documentary and Music) Camera and Electrical Department, Cinematographer A film about the song that is sung by a professional singer at one's funeral in Korea. This is my artistic pursuit to capture a nation's cultural heritage, which is fast disappearing. The intention of this film is to interpret Sangyeo-Sori as a universal language and to dig into the margins of reality for the song in present-day Korea which is barely practiced. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by June Kyu Park Director, Editor, Writer A middle school boy 'Kwak' adores 'Chul-woong' who can beat down every kid in the neighborhood, a symbol of power. Kwak has an old friend called 'Darky' who raises bat. His face is so dark that Chul-woong always makes fun of him and bullies him with a black plastic bag. Becoming complicated between his friend Darky and Chul-woong, Kwak finally chooses to stick with Chulwoong. One day, Darky rages against Chul-woong. He sneaks into the empty classroom and breaks the Chul-woong's billiard cue that he has always carried with. Kwak accidentally witnesses that and tells on to Chul-woong. Next day, on the bus, where they've always met together, Chul-woong comes up with the face bruised, and Darky never appears. Suddenly, a bat flies into the bus, causes a disturbance. Written by Anonymous
Film by Jae-young Kwak (Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Shy Ji-hae's friend is having problems expressing her feelings to the boy she loves, so she asks Ji-hae to write e-mails to him in her name. As the boy falls in love with her letters, Ji-hae discovers the story of her mother's romance which is remarkably similar to her own circumstances. Written by Anonymous
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