I couldn’t be prouder of my wife, whose first short film, “The Music of Jo Hyeja” is now available on DVD, as part of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival Classics Vol. 1 Short Film Collection.
Well, technically it’s been out a little while, but a week or so ago, I think it was, she received her contributor copies of the DVD. How spectacular: images from all the films adorn the cover, but hers take a prominent place.
What’s more exciting to me is: this is South Korea’s first Lovecraftian adaptation to the screen, and it did really well in that capacity. Certainly it showed something I myself wasn’t certain of, when I started out on the script: that Lovecraft could be adapted to a specifically contemporary, South Korean setting.
There’s other great stuff on the DVD, too. Here’s a complete roundup of the films included:
- Call of Nature – director Rick Tillman
- Static Aeons – director Gib Patterson
- From Beyond – directors Andrew Migliore & Ken Avenoso
- The Necronomicon – director Joseph Nanni
- A Short Nap… Ever Elongating – director The Amelus
- Black Goat – director Joseph Nanni
- Derailed – director Nicolas Simonin
- Frank Dancoolo: Paranormal Drug Dealer – director Andrew Jones
- Bedtime for Timmy – director Thomas Nicol
- To Oblivion – director Robert Cappelletto
- Elder Sign – director Joseph Nanni
- The Music of Jo Hyeja – director Jihyun Park
For a first time director, that’s pretty good company, and a lot of fun stuff—some of which I’ve seen before, here and there!
Anyway, if you’d like to get yourself a copy, they’re on sale over at the Arkham Bazaar. Get one now, and inoculate yourself against the mind-shattering effects of old lady Jo’s deadly haegeum music.
(Oh, and yes, the Brutal Rice Productions website is in dire need of an update. Soon… soon!)