Korean actor Hyun-Sang Kwon to attend LA Red Carpet Premiere of Korean zombie coming-of-age film, LET ME OUT

Film Opens on Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at Downtown Independent Theater, LA

Jul 31, 2013, 13:00 ET from Group 1200 Media

DALLAS, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyun-Sang Kwon, star of K-dramas The King 2Hearts and Queen of Ambition, will join director Jae Soh at the US premiere of LET ME OUT.  Hyun-Sang is a versatile actor who works in both TV dramas (The Fugitive of Joseon, Queen of Ambition, The King 2Hearts, The Princess' Man) and movies (Fists of Legend, The Tower, Don't Cry Mommy, and Hanji, directed by his father.)  Recently, Kwon was voted the Drama Fever Awards 2012 Best Villain for his portrayal of a vampire bad guy in Vampire Prosecutor.  In LET ME OUT, Hyun Sang plays a frustrated film school senior who tries to direct his opus, a zombie melodrama.  LET ME OUT is his first lead role in a motion picture.

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The film will be the first Korean independent film to be released back to back theatrically in both Korea and the U.S. LET ME OUT will be distributed through Baekdu Daegan Film Company on August 15, 2013 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.

LET ME OUT also features K-pop star Hee-Von Park from SM Entertainment's girl band, Milk and star of Grand Prix, Read My Lips and TV dramas Family and God's Quiz Season 3.

The red carpet premiere will take place at the Downtown Independent Theater in Los Angeles, CA on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 8:00pm followed by the screening at 9:00pm. It will be a night of entertainment for fans of Korean cinema including an opportunity to walk the carpet, movie presentation, and a Q & A with the film's lead actor Hyun-Sang Kwon and director Jae Soh, both visiting from Korea.


This zombie melodrama is Mu-Young's 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.

A Baekdu-Daegan Film Company release of a Seoul Institute of the Arts production. Produced by Min Soh and Irene Cho. Executive producer, Jae Soh. Directed and written by Chang-Lae Kim, Jae Soh. Starring: Hyun-Sang Kwon, Hee-Von Park, Geun-Sup Han, Yumouhyung, Jessica Choi and Myung-se Lee. LET ME OUT is produced by Seoul Institute of the Arts.

Tickets for the screening are currently on sale at www.downtownindependent.com. The first 100 tickets purchased will include an autographed limited edition event poster.  More information may be found at: http://downtownindependent.ning.com/events/let-me-out

Giant Ape is also currently hosting a contest with an opportunity to attend a dinner with the actor and director plus VIP tickets to the premiere via: http://blog.dramafever.com/2013/07/contest-win-tickets-to-let-me-out-premiere-in-la/

Media and Press for coverage on the red carpet are invited.  Invitations may be obtained by request by contacting Scott Lonski at scott.lonski@group1200.com or by calling 972.537.0843.

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