Born in 1974, he graduated from Boston Univeristy with a degree in advertising in 1996. In 1999 he was accepted to the American Film Institute production masters program. In 2002 he graduated from the Art Center College of Design with a masters degree in directing. In between earning his degrees he produced and directed several music videos as well as a few short films such as Molotov Cocktail, Tree, and Red Zone. From 2002 to 2004 he worked at Bobblehead Factory Productions based in the United States directing commercials for the Toyota Sienna van, Eternity for Calvin Klein, and WD-40. Currently he is teaching Cinematography at Hongik University in Korea. He is the recipient of the NDIF Award at the 2004 Busan International Film Festival and the Audience Award at the 2003 Undine Far East Film Festival.