Last week, I had the privilege of taking part in a panel discussion on digital media makers, hosted by NBCUniversal, where I met New York City actor/filmmaker/performer Hye Yun Park. She's super cool, and our meeting got me clicking around to check out Hey Yun, her semi-autobiographical mockumentary webseries about "an angry whimsical Korean woman." The best kind, if you ask me.
Hye Yun says she started the project because she get fed up with waiting for solid, complex roles as an actress because she didn't fit the typical mold. So she decided to make it happen herself.
In Hey Yun, she stars as a thirty-something artist who toddles through New York City with bursts of rage, insight and wild ambition. In Season two, with a healthy dosage of narcissism, Hey Yun hires a film crew to make a documentary of her rise to success. It's smart, offbeat, and hilarious.
Here's the trailer for season two:
Watch season one of Hey Yun here. Watch season two, which dropped back in April, here.
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