DOC INDUSTRY, INTERVIEWS, NEWS, Producers — 08/09/2010 10:31 AM

Min-Chul (Creativeast / South Korea)

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QA with Min-Chul, producer and distributor.

A story about snail and deaf

EADN : You are producing a documentary « Planet of Snail ». What is the format ? the story ? when will it be finished ? when will it be broadcasted in Asia and in Europe ?
Creativesat : Its a One off, 85”/52”, HD.
It tells the story of a deaf/blind man who tries to achieve his dream of writing an extraordinary book titled “A snail’s encyclopedia: The world through the eyes of blind and deaf man.
It will be finished by the end of this year 2010
It will be broadcasted during the period of 2010 and 2010 worldwide

EADN : What are ur Asian and European partners ? what is the involvement of your different partners ?
Creativeast : I have co-producers from Finland, USA and potentially Germany and Japan.
My Finnish co-producer is in charge of financing in Nordic region including Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway and he is also working on post-production with a sound designer from Finland.
ITVS is a US based organization that support domestic and international documentaries. ITVS finances the project and supports its distribution and marketing in the US market.
My German co-producer is working on financing in Germany and France
NHK is a major broadcaster in Japan and we are in negotiation stage for potential co-production
We will have a Korean TV/ Theatrical versions and international TV/Theatrical versions.

EADN: Is it your first coproduction with European partners ?
Creativeast : In a true sense, it’s my first international co-production although I was involved in a number of European project as a line producer before founding CreativEAST. I worked on several creative documentaries such as “One way ticket: Seoul-Amsterdam” and “Another perfect world – in search of virtual paradise” and many factual programs for Dutch and Danish broadcasters.

EADN : Do you have new projects ? are u looking for other European Partners ?
Creativeeast : There are many other projects. Some are in development stage and others in production. Most of them already have several European partners from Finland, Netherlands, Ireland and Germany. I am open to meet new people as long as they are sincere and open minded. I do not choose a co-producer for the benefit of financing or distribution but for the fun of working in team. We all know that we are not going to be millionaires by filmmaking so if it’s not fun, why do it?

Some info about your company

Year of creation: 2009
Nber of staff: 10
Activities: Producing documentary, fiction film, factual program and interactive program. We also distribute international documentaries.
Nber / hours of documentary produced since creation
Some titles (international)

[Documentaries]
Iron Crows (Completed, Winner of IDFA 2009 Mid-length competition)
My barefoot friend (Completed)
Planet of Snail (in production, European co-production)
Symposium (in production, European co-production)
Unspoken Children (in development, European co-production)

[Fiction films]
Bell Street (in development)
Four Seasons (in development, European co-production)

Website: www.creativeast.com (to be open in late July 2010)
Address:
#401, Sangsudong, 95-3 Mapo-Gu, Seoul, Korea
Postcode 121-828
Mobile: +82 10 7547 0047 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +82 10 7547 0047 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting+82 10 7547 0047end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Tel: +82 2 782 8215 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +82 2 782 8215 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, +82 70 7781 8212 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +82 70 7781 8212 end_of_the_skype_highlighting Fax: +82 2 782 8216
E-mail: negathink@creativeast.com

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