Starring Hyun-Sang Kwon (The King 2 Hearts, Queen of Ambition) and K-pop star, Hee-Von Park from SM Entertainment’s girl band, Milk and actress (Grand Prix, Read My Lips, Family and God’s Quiz Season 3)
Film Opens on Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at Downtown Independent Theater
FLOWER MOUND, TX- (7/12/13) Group 1200 Media, in conjunction with Giant Ape Media announced today that its live-action Korean zombie coming-of-age film, LET ME OUT will be presented at a red carpet premiere at the Downtown Independent Theater in Los Angeles, CA on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 8:00pm.
The film will be the first Korean independent film to be released back to back theatrically in both Korea and the U.S. LET ME OUT will be distributed through Baekdu Daegan Film Company on August 15, 2013 in approximately 15 theaters in including Art House Momo (Baekdu’s Art House theaters), CGV Movie Collage (the Art House division of CJ Entertainment), and Artplus Cinema Network in various cities throughout Korea, including Seoul.
An official selection to six major international film festivals (including Hawaii International and Dallas International Film Festivals) LET ME OUT pays homage to Day For Night (France), Living In Oblivion (USA) and Korean cinema. The film pokes fun at director Ik-June Yang who won the 2009 Rotterdam Film Festival’s Tiger Award for Breathless. Director of M, Duelist, Nowhere To Hide and Korean film icon, Myungse Lee is cast as himself. Also noteworthy, the male lead Hyun-Sang Kwon (star of The King 2 Hearts, Queen of Ambition) is the son of the legendary director Kwon-Taek Lim, winner of the Best Director Award for Chiwaseon at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. The female lead is Hee-Von Park of SM Entertainment’s girl band, Milk and star of Grand Prix, Read My Lips and TV dramas Family and God’s Quiz Season 3.
It will be a night of entertainment for fans of Korean cinema including an opportunity to walk the carpet, movie presentation, and a Q & A with the film’s director, Jae Soh.
This zombie melodrama is Mu-Young’s film school opus. An eternal senior, he knows everything about cinema but nothing about actual filmmaking. Critical of everyone else, he heckles the famous indie director Ik-June Yang at a campus screening and somehow receives film funding. His dream of working with his love-interest, Ah-Young, becomes a nightmare. Everything that can go wrong does. Barely surviving a disastrous shoot, Mu-Young learns making a movie is like love, you can’t do it alone. LET ME OUT is a tribute to guerrilla, indie, amateur, low-budget cineastes struggling to create. It is hope.
A Baekdu-Daegan Film Company release of a Seoul Institute of the Arts production. Produced by Jae Soh, Min Soh, and Irene Cho. Executive producer, Jae Soh. Directed and written by Chang-Lae Kim, Jae Soh. Starring : Hyun-Sang Kwon, Hee-Von Park, Geun-Sup Han, Yumouhyung, Jessica Choi and Myung-se Lee. LET ME OUT is produced by Seoul Institute of the Arts .
Tickets for the screening are currently on sale at www.downtownindependent.com the first 100 tickets purchased will include an autographed limited edition event poster. More information may be found at :
Giant Ape is also currently co-hosting a contest with DramaFever.com for an opportunity to attend a dinner with the director and VIP tickets to the premiere. Click this link for details.
About Group 1200 Media
Group 1200 Media is a multifaceted entertainment conglomerate encompassing FUNimation(R) Entertainment, Giant Ape Media and Group 1200 Products (GameSamba and Immerz). This production, marketing, and distribution corporation strives tirelessly to accomplish its mission of delivering the highest quality entertainment brands – along with their associated products – across a multitude of genres. Group 1200 Media is committed to continually releasing and developing exciting new properties representative of its diverse background in the entertainment industry. Additional information may be found at www.group1200.com.