Hey everyone! Richard here. Way back in 2008 I started working at Kyung Hee University. In my first semester teaching I barely knew what was going on. It took me some time to get my footing being a lecturer, but I eventually caught on.

Back during that very first semester, I wasn’t really focused on getting to know my students like I am today. I was simply trying to keep my head above water. Which is why I’m so thankful for my friend Super DS, or just DS for short. He was a student in one of those classes my first semester, and he paid close attention to my class even though I barely knew he was there.

He came up to me one day near the end of the semester and invited me to his graduation film presentation. I was stunned. I accepted, we exchanged numbers, and we’ve been in contact ever since. He was pivotal in helping me produce my every first documentary movie The Su-neung: Korea’s University Entrance Exam, and he’s also invited Stephanie and I to his parent’s home way in the southern part of Korea. I’m fortunate to know such a person here.

Because we both lead busy schedules, it’s touch to see him often. He contacted me recently and I headed to Seoul to see him. He’s producing a new movie now, being shot in Seoul in association with Netflix starting next week by the Wachowski’s called Sense8. These are the same people that directed the Matrix! He’s invited Steph and I to the set next week so if we have a chance to actually go as visitors, maybe we can shoot a little video to show you what it’s like for a western movie to be shot in Seoul. That would be SO KILLER!

  • Weronika Dudkiewicz

    wow, nice 😀 I’m on my last year of Movie production and I was thinking about working in Korea, but it’s probably impossible for someone from Europe :(

    • Richard

      Well, not impossible, but they probably wouldn’t even consider you unless your Korean language was fluent. It also doesn’t pay a tremendous amount of money I’ve heard either, but I can’t be sure about that. :)

      • Weronika Dudkiewicz

        Just as I thought :) but someday…

  • yan

    How Wonderful for all of you. Nice of him for getting closer to you and nice of you to accept his friendship.

    • Richard

      I’m just so pleased we are still in touch. I think this may be more of a unique case than it is common for me. :)

      • yan

        some friendships are mean to happen. A true friend it is hard to find very glad you both found this unique friendship in another country for you, w another language for him. Thanks for sharing

  • http://www.mykoreanhusband.com/ Nic (MyKoreanHusband)

    I really enjoy these types of videos. Even though we are in Korea, we are in a very different area, so it’s interesting for me to see all the stuff you are seeing and how it differs to here.

    • Richard

      You’re definitely right about that. If I had to guess, compared to where we live, I’d bet money the people are much more friendly where you are. Steph and I have traveled to the Korean countryside often enough, and have experienced some of the kindest individuals in Korea. Both places have their pros and cons.