“The Music of Jo Hyeja” is Korea’s first cinematic adaptation of the work of famous pulp horror author H.P. Lovecraft, bringing one of his finest short stories, “The Music of Erich Zann,” to the screen.
The film stars Bunhong Lee as Miju, Yunnam Park as Jo Hyeja, and features the music of the Korean indie band Jambinai as well. The film was directed and edited by Jihyun Park (and is her debut film); it was shot by Minchul Sung, and was scripted and scored by Gord Sellar.
A recipient of the Audience Pick Award (Best in Fest) at the 2012 Los Angeles H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, this film is currently on the festival circuit, but will eventually be available on Youtube. For now, the following are available online:
- Download the film’s Electronic Press Kit (PDF)
- Read a detailed discussion of the filmmaking process by the screenwriter (link to first post in series)
- See galleries of screenshots from the film, and behind-the-scenes photos. (See below.)