Juhui is an independent writer-director based in NYC, hailing from South Korea.
Her early films have stemmed from a diaspora theme and essay film genre. After screening her earliest short film Moonrise, she was contacted by Kino Lorber Inc., an arthouse film distributor, and was under consideration for distribution. This was one of the inspirations that propelled Juhui to pursue an M.F.A in film writing & directing and gain a broader and deeper perspective. She studied under the guidance of the late Chantal Akerman, with whom Juhui shared her love for French New Wave cinema. Juhui graduated with a nomination for the NYWIFT (New York Women in Film and TV) Scholarship Fund. While searching and experimenting on new stories for a film, Juhui was often commissioned to take on editor’s roles in several independent films. A few of these films have been selected by some of the most prestigious film festivals including Venice International Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival.
Last year, she wrote and directed a short comedy film, Frank’s Plan, which is a dark comedy about cultural clashes happening in the the outskirts of a modern city. She is invited to screen two of her films and talk at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the Transnational Korean Cinema conference. She is currently writing her next film which centers around a family’s road trip.