Korea Buzz – Goo Hye Sun has All Charms in Being Director or Actress

(Translated from 스타뉴스) Actress Goo Hye Sun has proved her preparedness and determination for her first directed full-length commerical movie.

On February 21 afternoon, Goo Hye Sun held a press conference for her movie “Magic” at Ah Nam Noo Ri, Sae Ra Sae Theatre, located at Goyang City in Gyeonggi-do. Goo Hye Sun expressed, “As there is an estimate for my budget, there are difficulties in the production.” “In spite of this, I have the responsibility to make this movie a genuine one.”

Goo Hye Sun has took on 4 roles in full-scale from directing, scenario writing, music composition to acting in her first directed full-length commerical movie. Goo Hye Sun’s directed short film “The Cheerful Caretaker” (“The Madonna”) has won the Best Audience award in the “Pusan Asian Short Film Festival” and also it is being elected as one of Korean short films to participate in “Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival”. Her short film is also being invited for screening for Japan Yubari Festival which opens in the coming end February and this shows that her talents are widely recognised.

On the filming day, Goo Hye Sun said, “Regardless of drawing pictures, music album or acting, it seems that they all belong to the same field in the making of the movie.” She also expressed, ” The concept plot for my next production work is likely to be a love story.”

On the part that she has all charms regardless of being a director or actress, Goo Hye Sun explained, “After being a director, I seemed to realise more on the acting parts which I did not know before.” She added on, “I do not know how many people will come to watch my movie.” “I hope many people will come to watch.”, she disclosed as a new director.

“Magic” is a movie which talks on young musicians on their love, friendship and sacrifice.

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Goo Hye Sun guiding the male lead, Im Ji Gyu, at the filming spot.

Goo Hye Sun listening on the part played by Seo Hyun Jin. 

Goo Hye Sun together with Seo Hyun Jin, Director Lee Joon Ik and Im Ji Gyu at the press conference.

Gongjunim’s favourite picture of cute Director Goo Hye Sun! ^^   

Goo Hye Sun at her own scene in movie “Magic” (credit: YG Entertainment)

I will support the movie “Magic! So do you? ^^ Fighting Hye Sun! LOVES <33333 ^^

More photos at movie “Magic” filming site:

Korea Buzz – Director Goo Hye Sun Large-Scale Open Public Recruitment of Extras

(Translated from TV리포트) Actress Goo Hye Sun has opened to the public on large-scale recruitment of extras for her first full-length directed movie “Magic”.

Goo Hye Sun has revealed in her minihompy on the date and time details of the filming venue for her movie’s climax scene (at Goyang City, Ah Ram Noo Ri Theatre, February 21) and she shown positively in the recruitment of extras.

While the movie “Magic” has started on its filming, Goo Hye Sun who has promised her fans that she will definitely be together with her fans in this project, has shown her earnest heart in recruiting extras for the most important scene in her movie.

In particular, on that day, which is also the filming day for the climax scene, the tension between the 3 main leads will also be presented. As compared to other scenes, this scene requires much more preparation.

The official said, “The movie “Magic” is about young musicians who live keenly and on their love and friendship. As to the extent as it is a movie which talks on sacrifices, the filming set is also in a serious atmosphere.” And he also said, “As this is Goo Hye Sun’s first directed full-length movie, she also goes to the extent in drilling the actors in staying focused on their position in the scenes.”

In this movie, Goo Hye Sun undertook 4 roles from script writing, directing, music to acting. For the sake of creating a high-quality movie, Goo Hye Sun with “Speedy Scandal” filming director Kim Joon Young and “Eye for an Eye” lighting director Sim Myeong Jin have came together and they have pushed back other schedules in concentrating on the movie filming.

And also, Goo Hye Sun’s first directed short film “The Cheerful Caretaker” (“The Madonna”) has been officially invited for “Pusan Asian Short Film Festival”, “Bucheon International Film Festival” and “Asiana International Short Film Festival” and received good reviews.

In addition,”The Cheerful Caretaker” (“The Madonna”) received good responses from overseas and it is being invited for screening at “The 3rd China Mobile Film Festival” and the coming “Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival” which is going to be held in Japan in end February.

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Goo Hye Sun at her own scene in the movie “Magic” ^^


Korea Buzz – Im Ji Gyu as The Male Lead for Goo Hye Sun’s First Directed Full-Length Movie


(Translated from 뉴스엔) Actor Im Ji Gyu has been selected as the male lead for Goo Hye Sun’s first directed full length movie “Magic”.

Im Ji Gyu has received attention for his movie works “Milky Way Liberation Front” and “Who’s That Knocking at My Door” at Jeonju International Film Festival and Pusan International Film Festival and he is also being awarded the rookie award at Buil Film Awards. He has been casted as the male lead for actress-turned-director Goo Hye Sun’s first full-length movie “Magic” and the filming has started.

Goo Hye Sun has received many public interest for her versatile talents from exhibition to publication and her first directed full-length movie “Magic” is about young musicians and their love and relationship. Im Ji Gyu undertook the role of “Myeong Jin” who is a unskilled cellist with negative introspective.

Through the help from his friend “Jeong Woo” (role played by Kim Jeong Wook), “Myeong Jin” becomes an aspiring cellist who received all attention. He eventually made completed “Ji Eun” (role played by Seo Hyun Jin)’s Magic which “Jeong Woo” could not complete.

Although Im Ji Gyu has been known as the star for independent films, he is still a unfamiliar actor to the general public. As Goo Hye Sun finds Im Ji Gyu’s appearance gave out a musician alike atmosphere, and she is impressed for his natural acting in the movie “”Milky Way Liberation Front”, as soon as she received the recommendation on him from her filming crew, she immediately designated him for the role.

Im Ji Gyu has been receiving private cello lessons since November last year for immersion in his role “Myeong Jin” as a cellist. As it is his first experience with cello instrument and also the first time he undertook the main lead in a commercial movie, he felt a lot of burden on it. However, he showed great satisfaction after watching the completed edited 10-minute version of the video.

And also, the filming has started from January 15 in Chang Young Elementary School which is located in Incheon. Although the filming started off in a distant atmosphere, the cue sound from the beautiful director gradually turned the atmosphere to a harmony one. And having stayed together for an entire week, they have also built up great teamworkship. The movie “Magic” has began its first set filming and it is expected to continue filming till mid February. The movie is set to release in the fall. 

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 I am loving the movie storyline! Can’t wait for the release! ❤ ^^
(This article is real hard to translate ㅠㅠ)