Fans bring Korean zombie film Let Me Out to Texas and California
The live-action Korean zombie coming of age melodrama, Let Me Out, is going to be released in three U.S. cities simultaneously for one night only on Wednesday, September 25th at 7:30pm. The film will be released theatrically in San Francisco, CA, San Diego, CA and Dallas, TX in select theaters. Advance ticket sales are available through TUGG, a grassroots movie distribution business model.
Directed by Chang Lae Kim and Jae Soh, the film stars popular Kdrama actor, Hyun-Sang Kwon (Vampire Prosecutor 2, King 2 Hearts, and Queen of Ambition) and Kpop star, Hee-von Park from SM Entertainment's girl band MILK.
Tugg — which is helping release the film — is a web-platform that enables individuals and organizations to host special movie events and choose the films that play in their local theaters. Individuals are empowered to select a film, screening time, and nearby theater, and then spread the word to their immediate and online community. Once a necessary amount of people commit to attending, the event will be confirmed, and Tugg will reserve the theater, manage ticketing and ensure delivery of the film; allowing the audience to sit back and enjoy the show.
For additional information about buying advance tickets to a screening of LET ME OUT, or being an organizer in SF, San Diego, CA or Dallas, TX; please go to www.tugg.com and search by film for more details.
The film will be released in theaters in three major markets on Wednesday, 9/25 at 7:30pm in SF, San Diego, CA and Dallas, TX for one night only.
San Francisco, CA
Theater: AMC Van Ness 14
San Diego, CA
Theater: AMC Fashion Valley 18
Theater: Studio Movie Grill Royal Lane
“Word of mouth about K-drama star, Kwon Hyun-Sang’s feature film debut and breakout performance in this film is building online. Tugg gives audiences everywhere the opportunity to use social media to organize screenings in their hometowns and spread the word to friends and online communities using Facebook and Twitter. If you like Asian cinema and Korean dramas or if you’re a fan of indie and arthouse films, this film is for you,” says Irene Cho, Producer, LET ME OUT.
FUNimation & Giant Ape Media are partnering with DramaFever again on these Let Me Out screenings to help spread the word, and are planning contests for free screening tickets and unique film experiences similar to the one in L.A. where Giant Ape hosted a contest with an opportunity to attend a dinner with the film’s director, lead actor and VIP tickets to the premiere.
Written, directed and produced by Korean Americans, LET ME OUT is written and directed by Jae Soh and Chang Rae Kim. Produced by Min Soh and Irene Cho. Executive Produced by Jae Soh. LET ME OUT is the first Korean independent film released back-to-back in both Korea and the U.S.
Let Me Out is a zombie melodrama, following 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.