Director of the cult classic 2003 film Save the Green Planet!, which was considered one of the most unique films in South Korean cinema.
He graduated from Sungkyunkwan University and directed his first short film 2001 Imagine in 1994.
He won the Special Silver St. George for Best Director at the 25th Moscow International Film Festival.
He married actress Moon So-ri on December 24, 2006.
He did the lighting on the 1994 film Incoherence directed by Bong Joon-ho.