OUR TEAM MEMBER

YONG PIL CHOI
Award-winning Filmmaker,
Executive Producer of NEOARI Media

Yong-pil is an award-winning film director and art director in New York City. He currently works as executive producer of NEOARI Media and as an art director for KISS USA. He has over ten years of film & TV production experience (with KBS, MBC, YTN, JTBC, Arirang TV, EBS) and twenty years of design experience. His short film The Reply Letter won Best Short Film at the 2011 New York International Film Festival. He has presented several group and solo art shows in South Korea, Japan, and New York and was an invitee to the 2006 Korea Young Artists Exhibition. He is a member at New Frontier Church, and lives with his wife, Mi-sun, and their son, Yi-re, in NYC. He loves helping people in need, creating art projects, and going on food adventures.

Education

  • NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY 2009/ NewYork, NY (Film making (Scholarship from movie director Brett Ratner))

  • KYUNG SUNG UNIVERSITY 2006 / Korea (B.A. Fine Arts & Digital Animation (Double major))

Work Experience

  • Producer at NEOARI MEDIA, INC. 2009~ Present / NY 

  • Art Director / Creative Team, KISS PRODUCT 2014-Present / NY

  • Marketing Designer / Marketing Department at UNITED DENTAL GROUP 2013 / NY

  • Team Leader / Brand Development Department at DELICE GLOBAL, INC. 2011 ~ 2013 / NJ

  • Expert in Food Expo(IDDBA 2012, 2013, FFSW 2011,2012, FFSE 2012, NFPW 2012)

  • Video Editor at TKCTV (Korean American TV channelCh.531)2008/NY 

  • Multimedia Designer / Media Contents Department at WOOLTARI 2006 ~ 2007 / Korea

TV Commercial Video 

  • PRESS & GONAIL Korean TV Home shopping/ 5”/ HD/ 2016/ NY Producing & Directing/ Client: BHKKorea

  • KARIMRASHIDSHOES Korean TV Home shopping/ 20”/ HD/ 2015/ NY,Korea Producing/ Client: CJ Korean Home Shopping Channel

  • KISS COMPANY PR Company PR Video/10”/RED/2015/NY Producing & MotionGraphic/ Client: KissProducts,Inc.

  • DAEDONG MANOR Local TV spot/ 33”/ RED/ 2011/ NY Directing, Editing & CG/ Client: Daedong Korean American Restaurant

  • VITAMIN SHOWERTV Infomercial/ 9m / HD / 2011 /PA Directing,Editing&CG/Client:KokosInternational,Inc.

  • INDOOR TOILET FOR PET TV Infomercial/ 5m / HD / 2011 /PA Directing,Editing&CG/Client:KokosInternational,Inc.

  • OUT RENEW WIGS PRODUCT Promotion video for New York Fashion Week/ 2m/ HD/ 2010/ NJ Editing & CG/ Client: Sun Taiyang Co.,Ltd.,

  • KUKIWON Taekowndo Festival Promotion,TVspot/ 1m/ HD/ 2010/ NY Editing & CG/ Client: Korean Cultural Service NewYork

  • TAP TECH MASSAGER TV Infomercial/10m/HD/2010/CA Directing,Editing&CG/Client:TRFCo.,Ltd

  • PET SPA TV Infomercial/ 9m/ HD/ 2009/ PA Directing, Editing & CG/ Client: KokosInternational,Inc.

  • NANOSILVER TV spot/ 1m/ DV/ 2009/ CA Editing & CG/ Client: Nanowell,Inc.

  • SLIP FIGHTERTV spot/ 1m/ DV/ 2008/ NY Editing & CG/ Client: TSLHomeshopping

  • SUPEREX TV spot/ 1m/ DV/ 2008/ NY Editing & CG/ Client: TSLHomeshopping

  • AGABE NECTAR TV spot/ 1m/ DV/ 2008/ NY Editing & CG / Client: TSL Home shopping

  • EASTER Christian Community TV spot/ 2m/ DV/ 2008/ NY Editing & CG/ Client: Korean American Churchesin NY

Film Producing

  • Naver Live Stream ‘BTS New Album Launching’ 60m/ Live/ Director: Sangbum Lee/ 2019/ NY

  • EBS Documentary ‘Software Perception Improvement’ 50m/ 2 Episodes/ Director: Jihoon Chang/ 2019/ NY

  • MBC PD Notebook  ‘Animal Rights NPO. CARE’ 45m/ Director: Yong Pil Choi/ 2019/ NY

  • JTBC Special Documentary ‘Knowledge of Meal’ 50m/ 8Episodes/ Director: Jinmyung Moon, Kyung hoon Han/ 2019/ NY, NJ, TN

  • JTBC Docu-Plus ‘Modern Design’ 45m/ Director: Sangmin Shin/ 2019/ NY

  • Law TV Documentary ‘Private Investigator’ 50m/ Director: Young-Chul Jung/ 2018/ NY

  • KBS Documentary ‘Urban Regeneration’ 50m / 2 Episodes / Director: Wook-jung Lee / 2018 / NY

  • YTN Special Documentary ‘Homo-Viator’ 46m/ 4Episodes/ Director: Jungmin Kim/ 2018/ NY, NJ, ME, VA, NC 

  • MBC Section TV ‘Seo-MinJung Interviews the movie Oceans 8’  45m/ Director: Jihwan Yoon/ 2018/ NY 

  • MBC PD Notebook ‘U.S.-North Korea Summit’ 45m/ Director: Sunghyun Cho/ 2018/ NY,NJ,DC

  • Arirang TV Documentary ‘Acupuncture’ 50m/ Director: Wonhyuck Cho/ 2017/ NY

  • KBS Documentary ‘Food Odyssey Season 2’ 50m/ 6 Episodes/ Director: Wook-jung Lee/ 2017/ NY, EU, ASIA

  • MBC Special Documentary ‘Trump’ 110m/ 2 Episodes/ Director: Donghee Kim/ 2017/ NY, DC, MI, OH

  • KBS Special Documentary ‘Milk Road 2’ 60m/ Director: Junhwan Sung/ 2016/ NY, VA, CA, Turkey, France, Spain

  • YTN Documentary ‘Patent War 2.0’ 60m/ Director: Kyunghun Lee/ 2016/ NY, DC

  • MBC Special Documentary ‘About Face- Evolution of Make-Up’ 60m/ Director: SungKi-Yeon/ 2015/ NY,CA 

  • MBC Special Documentary 'Climate Revolution’ 150m/ 3 Episodes/ Director: Jongwoo Kim/ 2014/ NY, NJ, FL, CA 

  • KBS Documentary ‘Revolution of Rice’ 45m/ Director: Yoono Lee/ 2014/ NY

  • EBS Documentary ‘Global Campus’ 60m/ Director: Junhwan Sung/ 2014/ NY, Abudabi

  • New York Acting Camp Short term acting program/ 2011/NY

  • Alumni: 2012 American Idol Top 9 -Hee Jun Han, K-POP Idol group <Ladiescode>- Ashley Choi

  • MBC DRAMA ‘Flame of Desire’ 50 Episodes Drama/ HD/ 2010/ NY & Korea

Film Directing

  • WONDER WHEEL Short film/ 5m / HD / 2012/ NY

  • THE ANNIVERSARY Short film/ 20m/ RED/ 2010/ NY

  • THE REPLY LETTER* Short film/ 17m/ HD/ 2010/ NY *Sold at iTunes

  • PEACEFUL TONIGHT Short film/ 8m/ DV/ 2009/ NY

  • MY NEIGHBOR 1, 2 Short film/ 5m , 15m / 16mm film, DV/ 2009/ NY

  • TEA CEREMONY Shortfilm/12m/16mm film/ 2009/ NY 

  • RUMOR 1,2 Experimental film/ 5m,8m/ 16mm film/ 2009/ NY 

  • BUBBLE BUBBLE Short film/ 27m/ DV/ 2007/ Korea

  • ZACHAOUS Short animation film/ 5m / DV / 2007 /Korea

  • MISS FORECAST Shortfilm/ 8m/ DV/ 2007/ Korea

  • BLACK GLASSES* Experimental film/ 1m/ DV/ 2005/ Korea 

  • ADAM & EVE* Short animation film/ 5m/ 2D/ 2004/ Korea 

  • SELF* Experimental film/ 7m/ DV/ 2003/ Korea

Freelance

  • Branding, Promotion materials for 123 DENTAL GROUP 2013/ NY

  • Branding(Vitamin Shower), Package, Commercial videos for KOKOS INTERNATIONAL 2010-2012/ PA

  • Web & Interactive concept design for LG HAUSYS 2010/ NYTRF 2009/ CA, China

  • Branding, Car mapping, Marketing materials for ASAP EXPRESS 2007/ Japan

  • UBU PRODUCTION (Major film production) 2006/ Korea Branding, Movie intro sequence

Stage & Design

  • THE LULLABY Mono Drama/ 2007 Korea 

  • RENT Musical/ 2006 Korea

  • FANTASTICS Musical/ 2006/ Korea

  • GOSPEL Musical/ 2005/ Korea

  • IMAGINARY PATIENT Musical/ 2005/ Korea 

  • SNOW WHITE Musical /2005 / Korea 

  • GREASE Musical/ 2004/ Korea

Art Exhibition

  • WHERE’S JAMES (Collaborate show with artist‘ Jung Um)/ PP13Gallery/ 2013/ Brooklyn,NY 

  • KOREA CHRISTIAN ART FESTIVAL Group show/ Sungnam City Art Center/ 2006/ Korea 

  • KOREAN YOUNG ARTIST *Selected artist show/ Jinheung Art Hall/ 2006/ Korea

  • THE GOOD WINDY DAY Group show/ IN Gallery/ 2006/ Korea

  • KYUNGSUNG GRADUATION EXHIBITION Group show/ Kyungsung Art Gallery/ 2006/ Korea

  • THE 3RD IXTUS Group show/ Kyungsung Art Gallery/ 2005/ Korea

  • GIFT FOR MR. HUYNG Group show/ Kyungsung Art Gallery/ 2005/ Korea

  • THE 2ND IXTUS Group show/ Kyungsung Art Gallery/ 2004/ Korea

  • THE 1ST IXTUS Group show/ Kyungsung Art Gallery/ 2003/ Korea

  • KOREA & JAPAN ART EXCHANGE Group show/ Mitaka City Art Center, Gallery Yume/ 2003/ Tokyo, Japan

  • TRIANGLE CITY Solo/ X-gallery/ 2000/ Korea

Press & Awards

  • THE LOYALIST Poster & Art/ Short film/ 19m/ HD/ 2015/ NY

    • “Best Student Short Film” at Anapolis Film Festival/ 2016/ MD

    • “BestFilm” at Black Maria Film Festival/ 2015/ NY 

    • “Best Story Line” at Boston International Film Festival/ 2015/ MA

    • “Best of the fest” at Rochester International Film Festival/ 2015/ NY

    • “Best Short Film” at Salento International Film Festival/ 2015/ Italy

  • THE REPLY LETTER Producing&Directing/ Shortfilm/ 17m/ HD/ 2010/ NY

    • “BestShortFilm” at New York International Film Festival/ 2011/ NY

    • “Official Selection” at New Filmmakers Screening/ 2011/ NY 

    • “Official Selection” at Korean Independent Film Competition/ 2010/ NY

  • JINWIE editing & Producing/ Feature documentary film/ 104m/ HD/ 2008/ Korea

    • “Official Selection” at JIFF Junjoo International Film Festival/ 2009/ Korea

  • THE KOREAN YOUNG ARTIST BEST FIVE 2006 / Korea

    • Selected one of the five as Video artist

  • SELF Directing/ Experimental film / 7m / DV / 2005 / Korea

    • “OfficialSelection” at UNICA Belgium International Film Festival/ 2005/ Belgium

    • “Official Selection” at UNICA Korean Film Festival/ 2005/ Korea

  • BLACKGLASSES Directing/Experimental film/ 1m/ DV/ 2005/ Korea

    • “Final Place” at UNICA Korean Film Festival/ 2005/ Korea

  • ADAM & EVE Short 2D animation / 1m / DV / 2005 / Korea

    • “Final Place” at BUDI International Student Digital Film Festival/ 2005/ Korea  

    • “The Special Prize” at Korean Christian Animation Festival/ 2006/ Korea 

    • “TheSpecial Prize” at Busan Art Festival/ 2006/ Korea

  • THE KOREA VOCATIONAL TRAINING OLYMPIC 1996 / Korea

    • “Bronze Medal” / Commercial Design

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