About

Jeongeun Choi is a writer and director based in South Korea and the UK. She started her film career as a script supervisor on the top-ranking Korean thriller SEVEN DAYS and the Cannes Jury Prize-winner THIRST by director Park Chan-wook.

Whilst studying at the London Film School, her commercial, NATURAL BEAUTY, DOVE, was commissioned by the Kodak Commercial Awards and screened at the W Project celebrating the 100th International Woman’s Day. In 2011, Jeongeun directed SPARE, a collaboration with The National Gallery in London, which was nominated for Best Experimental Film at BAFTA-recognised Aesthetica Short Film Festival as well as Best Music Composition at BAFTA-recognised Underwire Film Festival. Jeongeun’s award-winning short, RISE ABOVE, funded by the Korean Film Council and Jeju Film Commission, screened at the Kustendorf International Film and Music Festival in Serbia and Riga International Short Film Festival in Lativa, where it was awarded the ‘Special Mention’.

Jeongeun is currently developing three feature film scripts: THE GO-BETWEEN, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH AFFAIR and GEMMA. THE GO-BETWEEN was shortlisted for the BBC Writersroom Drama Room 2018 as well as selected for PLOT Script Lab at IndieLisboa 2019 in Portugal. In addition, it made it to the second round of selection for the Sundance Institute's 2019 Development Track and selected for special praise from Thousand Film’s Scriptwriting Competition 2019.

DOGGERLAND, a proof-of-concept short to realise one of her features in development, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH AFFAIR, was selected for Film Hub South East BFI NETWORK Project Lab (Writers) in Cambridge as well as Directors UK Pitching Workshop at Glasgow Film Festival 2019.

Jeongeun's central themes and genres vary from love, loss, human fallibility, inequality, euthanasia to climate change and moves between genres - sci-fi and historical drama. At the same time, she never loses sight of humanising her characters and stories with an intimate and progressive filmmaking endeavour.

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