SangJin Ko


SangJin Ko

/ Director

My Story

SangJin Ko was born in Seoul, Korea. He majored in law at the university and performed military service in South Korea. Then, he moved to the United States to study MFA (Master of Fine Arts) Filmmaking course and started his career as a filmmaker.

Also, he is an amateur tenor and classical guitarist and has performed two chorus and four classical guitar recitals. Through his backgrounds, SangJin has built his unique directing style and utilized music and sound in various ways for his projects.

Over several years, SangJin has participated in many productions as a Director, Producer, and Editor and his films have been selected and awarded by numerous International Film Festivals.

SangJin Ko has interested himself in child welfare and volunteered to help autistic children. Honesty, Responsibility, and Dream are Mr. Ko’s principles of his life.

Director Statement

Milkshake is a story about family.
People easily forget about the meaning of family.
Jack and Alice show us that everyone can be family even though they are different.
Race, nationality, and religion are not important for family.
The real meaning of family is being together under any difficult circumstance.

News & Reviews

“Milkshake: A Korean Korean-American American Film”
Korean Grindhouse

“‘Milkshake’ Tells the Story of Adopted Interracial Siblings.”
KoreAm Journal

“A Korean film director SangJin Ko’s short film ‘Milkshake’ is selected by NewFilmmakers New York 2014 Film Festival and will be screened in New York.”

“Korean director, SangJIn Ko, puts adoption into milkshake.”
Yonhap News Agency

“A short film about adoptive siblings story.”
Korea Daily

My Filmography

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My Award

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