Film Director

John S Park - Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand

John was born in Korea but grew up in Los Angeles from the age of 11. As a child he loved to observe and draw everything so much that his eyes would feel sore. Being a Korean-American and living in the diversity of Los Angeles helped him broaden his views and artistic style. He went to UCLA and double majored in Philosophy and in Visual Communication/Media Design where he did some incredibly meticulous work. Then realizing his true passion for film, he enrolled at the Art Center College of Design and henceforth became a director. John has made numerous test films and commercials, which everyone raved about, and this got him noticed by several Agencies and Korean producers. He has since worked on a significant amount of commercials and has won a lot of awards. His recent works garnered more than 17 medals in international festivals like Cannes Lion, The One Show, Spike Asia and Adfest. Currently based in Seoul, as founder and director for Addict Media Films, John works all over the world and has become one the significant new wave directors in Korea.

1996 - 2000      Bachelor of Arts UCLS Visual Communication/ Media Design
1996 - 2000      Bachelor of Arts UCLA Philosophy
2000 - 2002      Freelance Director
2002 - 2004      Masters Program; Film at Art Center College of Design, Passadena
2005 - 2007      Director at Dancing Toe, USA
2007 - 2009      Director at Custom Message, Seoul Korea
2009 - 2012      Director at Black and Cameron, USA
2010 - Current  Director at Addict Films, Seoul Korea  

As a Director, his clients include;
LG Electronics, KIA Motors, Samsung, Korean National Tourism Organization, Korean Air, KTF, Hite Beer, Honda, The Face Shop, Hyundai Card, Hi Seoul Tourism, BC Card, Enprani, Bean Pole, Baskin Robbins, Hankook Tired, Hanjin Shipping, Prospects, Helo US, Woori Bank, MiseEnScene, SK-II, Mr. Pizza, USA Today, Chevrolet, Aasics, and many more.

As a Director of Photography:
"Crosswalk", a short film directed by Inkee Shin, "Loaded" a featured film directed by Rya and Parrott, Park Jongho MV; "Written on the Ground", "Wanderer", LG Electronics "Evolution", "Until the Night, a featured film directed by Greg Katanawa, "Sound of Nature" Kenwood, and "Meet Again", a short film directed by Sunghoon Kim.
 
Honors
Jury (Film Craft) at Adfest 2012
Jury President (Film Craft) at Adfest 2013

Awards  
Spike Asia – Grand Prix, Film – “What Does Your Mind See?” – Samsung 2012
Spike Asia – Bronze, FilmCraft: Directing – “True Origins of Pizza”-Mr. Pizza 2012
Cannes Lions – Gold, Promo & Activation (Best Use of Experiential Marketing) -“Insight”-Samsung 2012
Cannes Lions – Gold, Promo & Activation (Best Integrated Campaign)-“Insight”-Samsung 2012
Cannes Lions – Short List, Film-“What Does Your Mind See?”-Samsung 2012
Cannes Lions – Bronze, Branded Entertainment: “True Origins of Pizza”-Mr. Pizza 2012
The One Show – Silver for Cinema Advertising-“True Origins of Pizza”-Mr. Pizza 2012
The One Show – Merit for Film -“What Does Your Mind See?”-Samsung 2012
The One Show Entertainment – Silver, Best Editing: Craft-“What Does Your Mind See?”-Samsung 2012
LIA – Bronze, TV/Cinema/Online Film-Production I Post-Production: “Find the Words”-Near and Dear 2013
Adfest – Gold for FilmCraft: Directing-“True Origins of Pizza” - Mr.Pizza 2012
Adfest – Gold for Film-What Does Your Mind See?” - Samsung 2013
Adfest – Medals for Filmcraft: Directing, Gold: Editing, Gold: Cinematography, Gold - What Does Your Mind See?” – Samsung 2013
Adfest – Bronze, Filmcraft: Soundesign-“When the Car Reaches Its Limit”-Hankook Tire 2013
Adstar – Grand Prix – PR (P&S) for “Insight”, Samsung, and Grand Prix – TV/Film (Presentation) for “True Origins of Pizza” 2012
Adstar – Gold – TV/FILM (P&S) for “Insight”, and two Golds for TV/FILM (Media), PR(Effectiveness) for “True Origins of Pizza” 2012
Adkor – Grand Prix – Cyber for – “Insight”-Samsung2012
TVCF Awards – Gold and Jury’s Choice Awards – “True Origins of Pizza”-Mr. Pizza 2012
TVCF Awards – Gold – “What Does Your Mind See?”-Samsung Electronics 2013
TVCF Awards – Gold – “UHDTV Zoo”- Samsung Electronics 2014
Korea Advertising Awards – Choice Award for Hyundai Hi-Life Campaign 2008
Korean Broadcast and Advertising Festival – Best In Category for “Korean Air-Rest” 2007

John S Park
  • JSP Hyundai Euro - Real Fans First "Grandpa"

  • Hyundai Euro - Real Fans First "Daughter"

  • Guinness Drink Black Directors Version

  • Hyundai Elantra Extreme Boldness Directors Cut Beach Boys

  • Belport "Color"

  • Belport "Body"

  • Hyundai Santa Fe "Construction Drive"

  • Samsung Gear "Another Me"

  • Hyundai "A Message to Space"

  • Belport "The Beautiful Odyssey"

  • Samsung Galaxy Tabs "Color Therapy MPC"

  • Singapore Airline "Length We Go" - Director Version

  • Bean Pole -10th Anniversary

  • Hankook Tire "Braking" with subtitles Sm

  • What Does Your Mind See "Samsung Insight"

  • The True Origins of Pizza "Mr Pizza"

  • Samsung UH DTV - Director Version

  • Samsung Sochi Note3

  • Hankook Tire "Speed" with subtitle Sm2

  • Hankook Tire "Dark Night"

  • Chevrolet "Bowtie Record"

  • Samsung Galaxy Mini - Director Version

  • Samsung Smart TV "Trip"

  • Korean Air "Prestige Class"

  • Korean Air "First Class"

  • Near And Dear "Find The Words"

  • SK Telecom - Director Version

  • Samsung Allshare DJ Spider

  • SK-II "Almighty Wave"

  • Hi Seoul "George Winston"

  • Mcdonalds - Double QPC Launching

  • Hyundai Veloster - Launching

  • YTL Hotels "Treasured Places, Treasured Moments"