Benson Lee is an award-winning Korean-American filmmaker who has worked in drama, documentary, and commercial production for over 15 years. Lee went to UH Manoa and is a former HI resident.
Benson Lee is being honored as part of the 'New American Filmmakers' program presented by the Vilcek Foundation. The mission of New American Filmmakers program is to highlight the contributions of gifted immigrant filmmakers to contemporary American cinema
Lee's most recent feature film SEOUL SEARCHING premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film festival and is being released in the Spring of 2016.
SEOUL Searching is a Korean American 80s set comedy and ode to John Hughes. Based on filmmaker Benson Lee's own experience as a teenager, SEOUL SEARCHING pays homage to the John Hughes dramedies of the 1980s and adds its own flair of Korean drama to create a fresh, original film. With spot-on costuming, an '80s-infused soundtrack, and an exciting all-Asian cast just waiting to be discovered, SEOUL SEARCHING delivers an extended remix of heartfelt nostalgia, hilarity, and fun.
There's a second screening that has been released:November 22 at 5pm at Dole Cannery. For more information visit www.hiff.org or download the HIFF app.
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