SF8 Episode #6: White Crow (하얀 까마귀)
Premiere: Saturday, 19 September 2020, 8pm, Oh!K (Astro Ch 394)
Cast: An Hee-yeon (Hani) as BJ Juno, Shin So-Yul as Shin Ji-soo
Director: Jang Chul-soo
Synopsis: BJ Juno is a pro gamer BJ who has 800 thousand subscribers. One day, one of her alumna shows up and distorts Juno’s past. After she blows up at her fans and loses her dignity, she makes plans to recover her reputation through a new ‘trauma game’. When Juno went into the virtual world, she faces herself as a high school student again and could not overcome her trauma. She gets trapped inside the game and that threatens her life.
Host: Director Jang, what is the meaning behind the title?
Jang Chul-soo (JCS): The title came from a Greek mythology. A crow, which was Apollo’s messenger, was originally white. But then that crow was caught lying and was punished by a lightning strike and became black. This is where the title came from.
Host: Ahn Hee-yeon (Hani), what was the challenges that you faced as an actress?
Ahn Hee-yeon (Hani): It was my first time doing a CG acting that I only used to see on television and movies so it was difficult. For me, the SF genre and this White Crow itself was a big challenge.
Host: Ahn Hee-yeon (Hani), what are reasons behind choosing this? What were the appeal of this drama that enticed you?
Hani: It seemed fun. The reason number 1 was that I could work with director Jang. Next was the character. I wanted to experience living in Juno’s world as the character Juno.
Host: Ahn Hee-yeon (Hani), how familiar were you with games before working on this movie? What is new world of gaming that you became aware of as you worked on this?
Hani: I am really bad at games and wasn’t that much interested. Through this movie, I became better known in games and I learned that there are many different types of games. I actually played few games and thought it was fun. I wasn’t good at it but still fun.
Host: Director Jang, what enticed you to do this movie?
JCS: Besides playing games at an arcade, I am also not much familiar with games. So, I was little worried. But there are some people who like games but also those who don’t much about. I thought that for those who don’t know much about hope this movie will help them understand a little bit. The way that this game that is being conducted within the SF genre and within a bit of horror atmosphere stimulated my curiosity. One of my challenging tasks was the character Juno who tries to find her truth from the past inside the game. In the end, truth is what she closely approaches in the past. But the thing is as truth comes closer the fear becomes bigger. So, what I wanted to tell is ‘there is nothing more fearful than the truth… truth is something that is the scariest.’
Host: What is the charm of SF genre?
JCS: That I can imagine the future and express. Scientists do, technicians do and other artists in different areas also do but that myself as a movie director can show you my vision of future. But I shouldn’t just copy what others have done. The audiences don’t like that. It was fun and challenging at the same time to start from scratch and building one by one. Also, the thing about SF is that it’s not only about the future but also it can freely travel to the past and the present. That you can express different time periods. I think I was given more assignments and rights in terms of creation.