New York, New York.
Ms. HeyJune Jeon, a first-time director and veteran producer, has won a prestigious Award of Recognition from the IndieFEST Film Awards. Her film has also been part of the Official Selection for New York Short Film Festival 2016. The award was given for Ms. Jeon’s exciting narrative short, Exit Interview, which she made independently right after quitting her high-profile finance career.
Exit Interview features exceptional visuals, unique take on mourning after suffering a loss, and a modern twist on Lucifer & Gabriel played by the talented Sean DeLaney & Madeline Burton (both NYU Tisch actors). “I’ve always struggled with bouncing back from trauma. I think secretly many people do. I fantasized about what it would take for me to move on. This film is a manifestation of that fantasy, and serendipitously a good metaphor for leaving 2016 behind.”
The IndieFEST Film Awards recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry.
In winning an IndieFEST Film Award, Ms. Jeon joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award including Liam Neeson as the narrator of Love Thy Nature, A Path Appears Documentary featuring George Clooney and Blake Lively, Radical Grace executive produced by Susan Sarandon, a searing expose Davids and Goliath by Leon Lee, and Touched with Fire starring Katie Holmes. Rick Prickett, who chairs The IndieFEST Film Awards, had this to say about the latest winners, “The IndieFEST is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. The IndieFEST helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptional high quality of entries. The goal of The IndieFEST Film Awards is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”
Information about the IndieFEST and a list of recent winners can be found at www.theindiefest.com
Twitter: HeyJune (Writer/Director) @JHeyJune