The Zombies are coming!!!! Korean Zombie movie “Let Me Out” set to premier in San Diego 9/25/13

FUNimation partners with TUGG on September 25th to bring Korean zombie coming-of-age melodrama, LET ME OUT to theaters in SF, San Diego, CA and Dallas, TX

LET ME OUT US Poster 1

Feature film debut of Kwon Hyun Sang, son of Korean director Im Kwon Taek


FLOWER MOUND, TX (9/4/13) – Group 1200 Media, in conjunction with Giant Ape Media, announced today a partnership with TUGG to release live-action Korean zombie coming of age melodrama, LET ME OUT theatrically in three U.S. cities simultaneously for one night only on Wednesday, September 25th at 7:30pm. The film will be released theatrically in San Francisco, CA, San Diego, CA and Dallas, TX in select theaters. Advance ticket sales available through TUGG, a grassroots movie distribution business model. Directed by Chang Lae Kim and Jae Soh, the film stars popular K-drama actors, Hyun-Sang Kwon (THE KING 2 HEARTS and QUEEN OF AMBITION) and K-pop star, Hee-von Park from SM Entertainment’s girl band, MILK and star of (GRAND PRIX, READ MY LIPS, FAMILY and GOD’S QUIZ SEASON 3). LET ME OUT is Kwon’s first lead role in a motion picture and he is the son of acclaimed Korean director, KWON-TAEK IM (Director of CHIHWASEON and Winner of Best Director at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival).


San Francisco, CA

Theater: AMC Van Ness 14

Date: 9/25/2013

Time: 7:30pm
San Diego, CA

Theater: AMC Fashion Valley 18

Date: 9/25/2013

Time: 7:30pm

Dallas, TX

Theater: Studio Movie Grill Royal Lane

Date: 9/25/13

Time: 7:30pm

“Coming off the success of a sold out screening and celebrity red carpet U.S. premiere in Los Angeles, we learned FUNimation fans want to be involved in helping us plan our events. They demanded we bring LET ME OUT to additional markets across the country,” says Adam Zehner, VP of Distribution, FUNimation Entertainment. “Through TUGG, a wide variety of films can be shared within local communities and promoted online. We’ve been waiting for the right film to partner with them on and feel this is the perfect vehicle to help launch LET ME OUT here in the U.S.,” adds Zehner.

“The demand for LET ME OUT in other markets across the country has been heard, Group 1200 Media listens to fans of FUNimation and Giant Ape Media. We believe we need to bring LET ME OUT to fans of independent film, everywhere. By using TUGG, we are giving filmgoers the opportunity to demand the film for their own town. They become the brand champion for the film to help spread the word online, ” says Scott Lonski, Director of Marketing Services, Group 1200.

“Word of mouth about K-drama star, Kwon Hyun-Sang’s feature film debut and breakout performance in this film is building online. TUGG gives audiences everywhere the opportunity to use social media to organize screenings in their hometowns and spread the word to friends and online communities using Facebook and Twitter. If you like Asian cinema and Korean dramas or if you’re a fan of indie and arthouse films, this film is for you,” says Irene Cho, Producer, LET ME OUT.

FUNimation & Giant Ape Media are partnering with Drama Fever again on these four LET ME OUT screenings to help spread the word and are planning contests for free screening tickets and unique film experiences similar to the one in LA where Giant Ape hosted a contest with an opportunity to attend a dinner with the film’s director, lead actor and VIP tickets to the premiere.

Written, directed and produced by Korean Americans, LET ME OUT is written and directed by Jae Soh and Chang Rae Kim.  Produced by Min Soh and Irene Cho.  Executive Produced by Jae Soh. LET ME OUT is the first Korean independent film released back to back in both Korea and the U.S.

LET ME OUT is a Korean language coming of age melodrama and pays homage to Day For Night (France), Living In Oblivion (USA) and Korean cinema. LET ME OUT pokes fun at director Yang Ik-June who won the 2009 Rotterdam Film Festival’s Tiger Award for his film, Breathless.  Director of M, Duelist, Nowhere To Hide and Korean film icon, Lee Myungse is cast as himself.


This zombie melodrama is Mu-Young 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.

LET ME OUT opened in Korea on August 15, 2013 and is being distributed through Baekdu Daegan Film Company in approximately 15 theaters 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. The film had its red carpet US Premiere at the Downtown Independent Theater in LA on August 16, 2013 to a sold out audience with director, Jae Soh and Kwon Hyun-Sang, the film’s lead actor attending from Korea. LET ME OUT is the first Korean independent film released back to back in both Korea and the U.S. and is distributed in the U.S. by Funimation Entertainment, a Group 1200 Media company, based in Flower Mound, TX.

“Secretly and Greatly” Returns to AMC Fashion Valley

Didn’t get the chance to see “Secretly and Greatly” at last weekend’s premiere, or did you enjoy it so much you wish you could see it again? No worries! This film will once again be showing from Friday, July 26th through Tuesday, July 30th. The following are the daily show times:


Updated: An Exclusive Interview with Kim Soo-hyun: Secretly, Greatly (with Podcast)

photosessionI felt bad for the theatre staff. AMC Fashion Valley employees were not aware of the enormous popularity of Kim Soo-hyun.

<중앙일보 샌디에이고 특별기자 셰릴 달리의 김수현 인터뷰>

They had no idea that to Korean movie and drama buffs, having Kim Soo-hyun show up was like having Leonardo Dicaprio or Robert Pattinson walk into the theatre for an English speaker. Yes. He’s that popular.

Tickets to the two premier showings sold out fast, leaving many crying into their computers, wishing they’d known sooner. Many of those left out stood outside the doors hoping to catch a glimpse of their favorite Hallyu star as he entered and exited the building. Fortunately, they were not disappointed.

With a poise and humility that belied his young 25 years, Kim Soo-hyun agreed to a brief interview during his fleeting trip through San Diego. Surrounded by a small, competent staff, we sat and spoke. Although he answered in Korean, he understood my English and often began his answers before the translator had to assist.

Cheryl Dawley: So San Diego is very excited to see you! My first question is, which do you like doing better, movies or dramas?

Kim Soo-hyun: I’m still learning about it. I’ve only done 2-3 dramas and 2-3 movies, so I can’t say right now, but I’m in the process of learning.

Cheryl Dawley: But you’re enjoying both?

Kim Soo-hyun: I like the development and the process with my colleagues. I am enjoying the people in this area.

Cheryl Dawley: And are you planning on doing more with your music career as well? I noticed you just released a song.

Kim Soo-hyun: I’m very interested in music, but my priority is acting.

Cheryl Dawley: I know when you worked on Dream High you spent a couple of month with JYP. How was that?

Kim Soo-hyun: During the shooting, I tried to learn dancing and music. At JYP, it was very hard training over there. It was very tough.

Cheryl Dawley: So what’s the hardest part of your job?

Kim Soo-hyun: Self development. It’s a process of growing up. Sometimes I get lonely and people can be very harsh to me.

Cheryl Dawley: What do you love best about being an actor?

Kim Soo-hyun: I respect Christoph Waltz. But I like acting. It’s like singing. It’s what I like best.

Cheryl Dawley: Can you say “Hello KKonnect” for the KKonnect fans?

Kim Soo-hyun: “Hello KKonnect!”

Time ran out and we had to wrap up.

But there were more to come waiting as he made his way into the theatre to greet his cheering fans. Although the meet-and-greet was conducted in Korean, even the English speaking fans were entranced.

crowd surgeThe bridesmaids outside were not disappointed either. They waited patiently for Kim Soo-hyun to emerge, and were greeted with his wide smile as he made his way through the crowd.


Note: Audio content coming soon! Check back!

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[Event] Kim Soo-hyun coming to San Diego for Premiere of “Secretly and Greatly”

Breaking news! Korea’s cutie-pie actor Kim Soo-hyun coming to San Diego for the local premiere of his latest film, “Secretly and Greatly”. This is on Saturday, July 20th at AMC Fashion Valley (7037 Friars Rd., San Diego, CA 92108). 2 screening times: 10:30am and 12pm. This is according to “K Movie” that manages promotion of this film, so we are hoping Kim indeed  shows up to both screenings!

AMC Fashion Valley Website:


영화 “은밀하게 위대하게” – 주연 영화배우 김수현 샌디에고 방문 깜짝 이밴트 무대 인사 

토요일 (7월 20일) Fashion Valley AMC 18 극장

주연 영화배우 김수현씨가 직접 샌디에고를 방문하여 영화 개봉과 함께 깜짝 무대인사에 참여!

상영시간 : 오전 10:30,  12:00

7037 Friars Rd., San Diego, CA 92108

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