-Who is 원성호 Seongho Won?
Born in 2001, Daejeon, South Korea. the eldest of two sons of family. I’ve been holding a camera and taking pictures and videos since I couldn’t even remember. I liked this job, so I studied Visuals at Gongju National University’s Department of Visual Studies and chose cinematography as my sub major. Now I’m a 22-year-old cinematographer and director holding a pan bar and shouting, “Camera is Rolling!” I like classical music, so I listen to classical music more than watching movies and have been playing the flute for 10 years as a hobby. I won the Best short film category, best drama & arthouse film with my short film Gain.
-What inspired you to become a filmmaker?
I imagine becoming more successful in the future and becoming a cinematographer who have a request by many Hollywood directors like Roger Deakins. With that imagination, I imagine that I later get the title or nickname like Roger Deakins, or Rembrandt who uses light and shadow well. Imagining such a successful future allows me to continue making movies.
And this moment also inspires me to do a filmmaking. The experience of being able to win awards, conduct interviews, and let the world know about me allows me to continue this journey. I hope more moments like this will come.
-Do you think the cinema can bring a change in the society?
Just as books have changed the world, I believe movies can change the world.
What would you change in the world?
I want to eliminate discrimination from ignorance. Everyone deserves dignity and respect.
–Where do you see the film industry going in the next 100 years?
The film industry will continue to develop. More and more great works by directors will come out. And in the future, it will become a film industry that makes immersion and representation more realistic with the development of technology.