[Cine interview] Shin Yeon-shick, director of Jeonju Digital Project 2014 : the Aviamkind


“This time, it is about identity”
By Song Soon-jin, Cine21 reporter
Shin Yeon-shick, who has recently been in the news for the low-budget independent films The Russian Novel and Rough Play (co-produced by KIM Ki-duk) is set to meet audiences again this spring as part of the Jeonju Digital Project 2014, funded by the Jeonju International Film Festival. The title of his feature, The Aviamkind, comes from one of the fictional novels in The Russian Novel, which features an actor playing several roles.


– Your film is low-budget but the actors are young and glamorous. How did you get them on board?

Well, the main character is actually not that young (laughs). KIM Jeong-seok, who played in The Russian Novel and Rough Play, plays the main role of a novelist in this film who is looking for his missing wife. KIM has been working with me for a long time and I promised to have him play a main role one day. That promise finally came true with this film. Kang Shin-hyo, who was the main character in The Russian Novel and played the manager in Rough Play, took a supporting role this time. I deeply appreciate the actors who helped me out in times of difficulty, and I want to keep every promise if I can. So I have a long list of movies to make (laughs). Others are mostly rookies and my students.

By chance I started teaching acting, and I became kind of famous, as some of my students are K-pop stars. I’ll tell you something funny. Who do you think is the most passionate actor among my students? It is none other than Sandara Park from 2NE1. She calls me day and night whenever she has any questions about acting. She discusses with me over the phone about her characters and their feelings whenever she is stuck. Lee Joon from Rough Play is also very hard working, but not as much as Sandara (laughs). I have to make a movie one day with Sandara in the main role. (laughs)

*Omitted some parts. Read the full interview here!


Source: Korean Film

Comments on: "Interview: Director Shin Yeon-Shick of “Rough Play” and “The Russian Novel” Talks About His Most Passionate Student, Sandara Park" (9)

  1. yeah.. i love to see sandara on a drama 🙂

  2. phenomenal star said:

    just a thought if she and Joon are classmates then group lessons must be really interesting, don’t you think? after 2ne1’s world tour, i hope dara gets to work in her long awaited movie!!!!

  3. Characters~probably when she’s practicing. 🙂 So she went to the premiere of Rough Play primarily to support the director. 🙂 Dara really is very hardworking! I’m ashamed of myself for being lazy.

  4. OMG is this a sign for acting soon? hhmmm….please go go go…..

  5. hmm.. is she contacting him for help in her roles in the 2NE1 music videos or does she have upcoming dramas in the works?? O_O 🙂

  6. Dragonfly87 said:

    OMG… YESSSS!! Please, even if it’s not a ROM-COM, as long as it’s Dara as the lead I’m okay with it!! Even an INDEPENDENT FILM will do!! Serious roles (or tragedies/tragic comedies) are what I love best and I really think Dara can pull it off!!

  7. Please mr. Shin yeon-Shick make a rom=com for SANDARA PARK fans r real waiting 4 a long time you won’t regret it .It will be a bankable one, just get any of the good looking talented actor like Kang dong woo or Donghae.

  8. “She discusses with me over the phone about her characters and their feelings whenever she is stuck.”
    her characters? Omo! Will we have a darama very very soon??

  9. I love how hardworking Dara is, she’s so dedicated to put in her time + effort to improve and learn be it singing or acting. Hopefully this calls for future darama projects…I would love to see her acting ❤

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