Yeon Sang-ho Masterclass


Date: 20 October, Saturday
Time: 1pm - 4pm
Venue: 2mm Talent Hub, 1 Zubir Said Drive, #01-01 School of the Arts, 227968

Course Content

Known for his unflinchingly violent and stylised animation films, Yeon Sang-ho garnered enormous acclaim around the globe for his animation features The King of Pigs and The Fake. In 2016, he reached international acclaim with his zombie movie Train to Busan, which became an instant classic. Considered one of the most creative minds in Korean cinema, Yeon’s works use animation and film for social critiques. In this masterclass, Yeon Sang-ho shares about his transition from animation to live action films and how he uses these mediums to tell a story effectively.

About the Instructor

Yeon Sang-Ho is a South Korean director and screenwriter born in Seoul in 1978. After graduating from Sangmyung University with a degree of Western Painting, he made his directorial debut in 1997 with the short animation film Megalomania of D. He followed up with more animated shorts D-Day and The Hell before starting his own production house Studio Dadashow in 2004. His debut feature The King of Pigs won the NETPAC Award, CGV Movie Collage Award, Best Director Award from the Director's Guild of Korea at the Busan International Film Festival in 2011 and was later screened at the Cannes Film Festival. His next feature, which dealt with cultish religion in Korea, was even more successful, garnering enormous acclaim around the globe and plenty of festival invitations, starting with a spot in the Toronto International Film Festival’s Vanguard Section. His first live action movie Train to Busan was screened at the Midnight Screening at the Cannes Film Festival and become the first South Korean film to hit over 11.5 million admissions in South Korea. Yeon’s most recent work is the superhero film Psychokinesis.