Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Interview with filmmaker Ungyu Yeo

Making 100 Friends From All Over The World - premier at the Straight-Jacket Guerrilla Film Festival

*How did you get into making films? ​ 
I’m a movie buff. Sometimes I was into a bunch of Hollywood movies, and sometimes I was into some deep European art films. But when it comes down to it, I always wanted to be a film-maker since I was little. ​ 

*What inspired you to make your movie? ​ 
I love traveling. I’ve visited around 32 countries so far. Along the way I just wanted to film something fun while I’m traveling. ​ 

*How has your style evolved? ​
Making 100 Friends From All Over The World is not only a travel documentary but also a mockumentary and documentary comedy. I love the whole process that we reach the truth from the untruth. ​ 

*Tell us any strange or funny stories while making the film? ​ 
I hate geckos! (You know what I mean?) ​ 

*The Misrule Film Movement & Pink8 manifesto bring what to mind? ​ 
Freedom. ​ 

*What can we expect from your next film? ​ 
I’m not sure yet but I think I will make something meaningful in the UK soon.