SOOJUNG DREAMS OF FIJI
Directed by Hye Yun Park
Q&A to follow with filmmakers
In this documentary satire, first generation Korean American Soojung Yoon, a renowned nail salon owner, elevates her craft to an art form—an unexpected profession that puts her in conflict with her immigrant mother. With Soojung’s 30th birthday around the corner, her apprentices invite all of Soojung’s friends to a surprise birthday party, including her estranged mother, Kyoung Jin.
This film was a part of the New Voices Special Collection with Funny Or Die and Amazon Video
Post Screening Panelists:
Hye Yun Park, Director
Sj Son, Writer
HYE YUN PARK – DIRECTOR
Hye Yun Park is an actor, writer, filmmaker based in New York. She has written and performed in several short films and created 2 seasons of the award winning web series HEY YUN, which she wrote, directed and starred in. First Kiss NYC, a viral video she made of diverse New Yorkers smooching strangers, has been written up by the Huffington Post, Daily Mail UK and many more. When not making weird videos, she is prancing around town taking pictures of toys, clowning around or acting in other people’s films. Her new web series BKPI — a multi-racial action dramedy about 3 female private investigators — is being developed for television.
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