Born in Busan, he studied Art and Cinema in France. In 2011, his short film “Promise” was awarded Grand Prize in Asiana ISFF. In 2013, he made a documentary “Looking For North Koreans” (Hamburg IFF, Jihlava) and a short film “The Pig” (Directors' Fortnight, Busan IFF). In 2016, his two films was selected in Cannes: “Mrs.B. A North Korean Woman “ (Best Documentary Moscow IFF) and “Hitchhiker” in Directors' Fortnight.