Never-ending quest for Hollywood
Comedian-turned-filmmaker Shim Hyung-rae is a dreamer. He has pursued his dream to make a No.1 box office film in Hollywood for decades against all odds.
Many critics call this dream “impractical” or “unrealistic.” Of course, he knows he has a long way to go, but he is confident that he will make his dream come true someday.
Korean films have smashed the box-office in Asia and earned greater recognition at many international film festivals.
Still, the presence of made-in-Korea films in the U.S. market is non-existent. Experts say the local industry lacks capital, technology, international movie stars and many other elements to appeal to American audiences.