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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 6 April 1966Seosan, South Chungcheong, Korea
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Director Young Man Kang directed five feature films, three web series and a documentary. All feature films have been released on DVD in the US, and have sold in over 15 countries so far with his six films. He has a total of 11 awards from a number of film festivals including the epic film entitled "The Last Eve", Which was rated one of the '10 Best Unseen Films Of 2005' and received Five Stars by 'Film Threat.'

Director Young Man Kang collaborated with fellow Avatar (director: James Cameron) alumni, Just Cause 3d, on his 4d Experience Project (client Hyundai). The 4d Experience was one of the first in the world to use a 4D 5G grandeur theater ad in 2010. In 2012, he's been working on a documentary feature film 'Innocence Abandoned: Street Kids of Haiti' for 12 years an epic saga project since 2001, and a web series 'Kimchi Warrior' The Korean version of Popeye (TM), a martial arts comedy that has gained international recognition and won 3 awards at LAWEBFEST 2014 and 'AREX Airport Railroad won an award at LAWEBFEST 2016. 'Doppelganger' received two award nominations at Melbourne WebFest 2016 and won Best Independent Production Foreign Series Award at Roma Webfest 2016. He is founder and executive director of the KWEB FEST, the first ever web series festival in Korea & Northeast Asia.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Indierag

Young Man Kang studied fine arts at Hong-ik University in Seoul, Korea. In 1994, Kang moved to New York City where he studied film at The New School. In 1996, Kang moved to Los Angeles and continued his film career working as a director for a television commercial production company. In addition to his fifty-plus commercial credits, Young's 1999 claymation short entitled 'Image of Korea' was released on DVD by Quickband/Warner Brothers.

Between 2000 and 2010, Kang directed five feature films and a documentary. His feature debut, "Cupid's Mistake," was allegedly made with an invisible budget of $980 US (Guinness World Record) and held theatrical screenings in Los Angeles & New York City.

Two of his films have had a theatrical release in the US. All of his feature films have been released on DVD in the US, and have sold over 15 countries so far.

With his six films and three web series, Kang has received a total of 13 awards at a number of film festivals including the epic film entitled "The Last Eve", Kang's fifth feature, has won the "Best Action Feature Film Award" at the 2005 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival. 'The Last Eve' was rated one of the '10 Best Unseen Films Of 2005' and received Five Stars by 'Film Threat.'

Director Young Man Kang collaborated with fellow Avatar (director: James Cameron) alumni, Just Cause 3d, on his 4d Experience Project (client Hyundai). The 4d Experience was one of the first in the world to use a 4D 5G grandeur theater ad in 2010.

In 2012, Kang has been working on a documentary feature film 'Innocence Abandoned:Street Kids of Haiti' for 10 years. An epic saga project since 2001, and the documentary has since gone onto received the Monaco Charity Film Festival 2013 Human Interest Award.

A web series 'Kimchi Warrior' the Korean version of Popeye (TM), a martial arts comedy that has gained international recognition and won 3 awards Best Animated Series, Best Cinematography and Best score at LA Web Fest 2014. 'AREX Airport Railroad won an award at LAWEBFEST 2016. 'Doppelganger' received two award nominations at Melbourne WebFest 2016 and won Best Independent Production Foreign Series Award at Roma Webfest 2016. He is founder and executive director of the Kwebfest, the first ever web series festival in Korea & Northeast Asia.

Kang's dedication to his craft, foresight on projects, and his ability to deliver great films under any situation, has made him force to be reckoned with on the independent front lines.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jin Kelley

Trivia (3)

Guinness World Records Certificate
The total cost of production for the American film Cupid's Mistake, directed by Young Man Kang was US $980. First shown at the Light and Screen Film Festival in New York on 25 January 2000, it was released in theaters on 24 August 2001.
Based in Koreantown, Los Angeles, prepping for his new features "Beyond the Border" and "Kimchi Warrior." [June 2006]

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