Skype with Film Director Christine Yoo
The Department of Art presents a Skype Q and A with independent feature film director Christine Yoo, at Russell House Theater on December 6th at 11AM. Open to all art department students. Her movie, the award-winning The Wedding Palace is opening April 12, 2013.
The film tells the story of “Jason,” a very American eligible bachelor who embarks on a high-tech, cross-cultural quest to find “the one.” Along the way, his well-meaning but wacky Korean-American family screws things up at every turn. From out-of-control relatives to an ancient family curse to the roller coaster ups and downs of modern romance, WEDDING PALACE charts the course of an unforgettable love story – and reminds us of the incredible gift of family, and the profound and universal power of true love.
Director Christine Yoo bio:
Opening in theaters April 2013, "Wedding Palace" is Christine Yoo's directing debut. With the film, Yoo has the distinction of becoming the first American to shoot in Korea with the Korean production system. Prior to writing, directing and producing the film, Yoo worked as a screenwriter in Hollywood and Korea. Highlights include co-writing "Afro Samurai," a 5-part animation series starring Samuel L. Jackson for SpikeTV/Fuji TV. It was an Emmy-nominated franchise that includes a book, video game and feature film. For Lionsgate, Yoo co-wrote and developed an original screenplay "For Steppers Only." In addition to film, Yoo has been a featured speaker at corporations, on college campuses and leadership conferences nationwide and in Korea. In 2012, Yoo represented Asians in Hollywood at The White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders' Briefing on Philanthropy and served as a judge for The White House video contest, "What's Your Story?" in 2011. RecentlyYoo directed for the 2012 5th Annual NBC Scene Showcase. Currently Yoo is directing commercials and planning to launch her next feature in 2013. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts and from Phillips Academy Andover.