Sangho Yeon

Sangho Yeon

South Korea

I want to draw out the emotions expressively. That's why the story is more dramatic than most live-action films and why the characters look more monstrous.

Born in Seoul, Korea, Sangho Yeon graduated from Sangmyung University with a degree in Western Painting and set up his own production house, Studio Dadashow, in 2004. His short animations, THE HELL: TWO KINDS OF LIFE (2006) and LOVE IS PROTEIN (2008), were invited to and awarded at various international film festivals. Yeon directed the animated opening trailer for Busan IFF in 2010. His first feature-length animation THE KING OF PIGS (2011) was the winner of three awards – the DGK Award, Movie Collage Award, and NETPAC Award – at the 16th Busan IFF and was invited to the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes 2012. His second animation feature film THE FAKE was presented at Toronto IFF along with Annecy IAFF. In 2016, he presented his live-action debut TRAIN TO BUSAN at Cannes IFF and returned to Annecy IAFF with SEOUL STATION.