It might seem strange to describe a 12-minute film as epic yet that’s exactly what Korean writer and director Kiyun Sung delivers with his upcoming short film “The Destined King”.
— Ramon Youseph (Kung-Fu Kingdom)
It’s got intertwining drama, romance, and tragedy with a scope clearly geared for fans ardent of period Korean cinema ... this one will suit the fanbase just fine in 2016, guaranteed.
— Lee Golden (Film Combat Syndicate)
From deep focus photography that captures the magic of a dense forest to a brutal sword fight that delivers bone-jarring action, this is one movie I didn’t want to end.
— Philip Smolen (Rogue Cinema)

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SYNOPSIS

Follow the story of the veteran warrior, Yushin (Hugh Cha), as he flees from the carnage of political chaos with an infant born with the destiny of a King. However, he must first confront his former student, Sanggun (Christopher Kim), who will go to any length to ensure that the throne is his and his alone.

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CAST

HUGH HYUNG-JIN CHA
- YUSHIN -

www.hughcha.com

Hugh Cha is a Korean-American actor based in NYC. His resume details his experience in both musical theatre and film. In theatre, his roles include: Anything Goes, The King and I, Miss Saigon, etc. In film, his work includes: A Story of the Woods, Love Me Tango, Lost and Found, etc. He recently appeared on an episode of the television series, My Crazy Love.

His skills include Fluent Korean/English, Accents/Dialects, Wushu Kung Fu, Taekwando, and Military Combat Experience (ROK Army).

CHRISTOPHER KIM
- SANGGUN -

https://www.backstage.com/ChrisKim

Christopher Kim is a Korean-American actor/model based in NYC. His resume includes roles in film/television, music, and modeling. His film roles include: Digging, This Thing Called Love, Power of the Guardian, and Eden: Uprising. His television appearances include shows such as Deadly Affairs, Veep, and Gotham. His modeling work includes Bloomingdales and New Balance.

His skills include proficiency in Korean, Stunts, Taekwando, Muy Thai, Violin, Guitar, Swimming, Basketball, Track, Stage Combat, Pantomine, and Improvisation.

ELLY JI-HYE HAN
- YONG-MI -

www.ellypiehan.com

Elly Han is a New York-based Asian actress, who has appeared in numerous, highly-acclaimed short and feature films. Her diverse resume includes both film and theatre accreditation. Her film roles include: Split, Love 146, Moscow, The Doll, etc. In theatre, she has appeared in: Checkmate, Hamlet, Assassin, etc.

Her skills include Fluent Korean/English, Skiing, Commercial Acting, and multiple forms of dancing. She recently authored a book titled: "축제 여행자/Festival Traveler."

MIHEE CHOE
- JI-WON -

https://www.backstage.com/Mihee

Mihee Choe is a Korean-American actress based in NYC. She has held numerous roles in both theatre and film. In regards to theatre, she has appeared in Hedda Gabler, A Summer Storm, The View from Here, and Break None of His Bones, etc. In film, Mihee has taken roles in Recursion, What It Was, Prey, etc.

Her skills include Korean/English, Accents/Dialects, Martial Arts, Singing, Classical Cello, Swimming, and Dancing. 


CREW

PRODUCED by

 

WRITTEN, DIRECTED, & EDITED by

KOREAN TRANSLATIONS by


 

ACTION DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER

MUSIC COMPOSER

SOUND DESIGN & SOUND MIXING BY

VISUAL EFFECTS

COLORIST

Kiyun Sung
Chris Gassler
Peter Logan


Kiyun Sung

Yunmo Sung
Hugh Cha
So-Yeong Jeon
 


Joey Min

Andrew Goodwin


Kevin Senzaki

Kiyun Sung

Kiyun Sung

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
"A" CAMERA OPERATOR
"B" CAMERA OPERATOR

SOUND OPERATORS

GRIP

 HEAD MAKEUP ARTIST
MAKEUP ASSISTANT

SFX MAKEUP ARTIST
SFX MAKEUP ARTIST ASSISTANT

COSTUMES



PROPS

 

Kiyun Sung
Kiyun Sung & Joey Min
Christopher Soares

Peter Logan & Nick Addesso

Chris Gassler

April Townes
Christine Hernandez

Christopher Soares
Grace Morales

Leigh Fenty
Angie Phillips
Daphne Harris

Joey Min
Kiyun Sung
Chris Gassler