1. Who is Shin Won Ho?
Shin Won Ho is a director and producer known to audiences who love Korean dramas. Shin Won Ho’s name is associated with tvN’s legendary rom-com series such as “Hospital Playlist”, “Reply”, “Prison Playbook”.
Most of the films directed by this talented director have been wildly successful and influenced both at home and abroad, helping Won Ho become one of the “PD quartet” (which can be understood as plagiarism). tvN’s powerful actor, producer, producer – PV), along with Na Young Seok, Kim Won Seok, and Park Jun Hwa.
2. Shin Won Ho’s biography 2.1. What is Shin Won Ho’s real name?
Shin Won Ho is the director’s real name. Audiences used to call him director Shin, Shin PD.
2.2. What year was Shin Won Ho born and how old was he?
Shin Won Ho was born on August 28, 1975 (46 years old).
2.3. Where is Shin Won Ho from?
Shin Won Ho was born in Seoul, South Korea.
3. Shin Won Ho’s career 3.1. Together with screenwriter Lee Woo Jung to create a “pair of cards” in the Rom-com series
Shin Won Ho started his directorial career in 2004 with the work “Old Miss Diary” with more than 200 episodes and lasted nearly a year. In 2012, Shin Won Ho collaborated with famous screenwriter Lee Woo Jung to create tvN’s “cinematic universe” with impressive works,
The audience highly appreciates the pair of identical songs Shin Won Ho and Lee Woo Jung in the acumen in the storytelling, the subtlety of classic colors, beautiful but sad retro through each frame, suitable for all worlds. generation. Shin Won Ho and Lee Woo Jung are also the pioneers to create the Flashback (present – past) Rom-com movement.
During Shin Won Ho’s career, although his film fortune is not much to the present, he only owns 6 works, but each movie when released has resonated and created a fever throughout Asia. From the movie Reply 1988 to the current work “Hospital Playlist 2” (2021), director Shin Won Ho is still increasingly loved by the audience for his unique filmmaking style, unmistakable with anyone else. His dedication to the arts also helped director Shin Won Ho receive many prestigious awards that every director wishes for.
3.2. Filmmaking style of director Shin Won Ho
Contrary to other blockbusters that often have unexpected “plot twists”, thrilling action, horror or overflowing drama, most films by director Shin Won Ho have rather light content. Funny, but with a deep meaning.
The films of director Shin Won Ho also do not simply revolve around the love of men and women like many love films but blend family, friends and love between people. In particular, each character in the film is clearly portrayed by the 46-year-old director with his own personality and story with a very respectful attitude, because Shin Won Ho’s concept is “not to abandon any character”. any”.
In any movie directed by Shin, the audience experiences many levels of emotions, from joy, happiness to even pain, and then ponders a lot of valuable things. Another special feature that Shin PD’s films bring is the retro, classic colors in the film. Each frame exudes a sense of poetry, romance and a bit of sadness.
3.3. Shin Won Ho’s casting criteria: Focusing on acting ability over looks or fame
Shin Won Ho is considered as a director with a sharp and delicate eye when casting actors for his films. Most of his films will not feature the top stars of the screen or look too pretty. Instead, he always chooses actors who are capable of acting, in tune with the character’s appearance and personality in order to best convey it to the audience.
Perhaps that’s why most of the actors in Shin Won Ho’s movies successfully portray the character in the most honest and intimate way. The special thing is that there are many rookie actors who quickly shined after participating in Shin Won Ho’s films such as Park Bo Gum, Hyeri, Go Ara, Yoo Yeon Seok, Jeon Mi Do…
In an interview, director Shin once revealed his casting method: “When choosing actors, I often find out their personalities and teamwork. Through auditions, I can learn more. About each person’s true personality, I asked questions like: What is your dating style? In your mother’s eyes, what kind of child are you? Then based on the personality characteristics of each actor I edit to make their characters stand out, for example adding favorite phrases… this way, they don’t seem to be. having to act, like routine, everything will be expressed very naturally. I also consider the element of teamwork, because the filming process is very important.”
3.4. Works that made Shin Won Ho’s name “Reply” (2012-2016)
Reply 1997 (2012) is the opening for the Reply series, also the original “foundation” that helped this series become a franchise later. The film is set in Busan in 1997, revolving around the story of a group of high school teenagers with developments from love, friendship and idol love. With the color of romantic youth, “Reply 1997” after its broadcast brought viewers a lot of nostalgic feelings. This is also the movie that contributed to making Seo In Guk and Jung Eun Ji become popular stars.
If Reply 1997 is the start, Reply 1994 (2013) is the acceleration and building of a solid brand for the lifetime series of tvN and director Shin, the film after its release has gained a lot of influence. much greater influence in Korea as well as some Asian countries. The work paints a panorama of a group of students from different lands who come to Seoul to attend university. From strangers, they became friends when living under the same roof, experiencing very everyday stories such as eating, studying, working, falling in love,…
Reply 1988 (2015 – 2016) is the last part of Reply, which is invested the most by the director and is also the film that creates the most resounding attraction in director Shin Won Ho’s film treasure. Reply 1988 is also tvN’s most successful drama for nearly 4 years before ceding the throne to “Crash Landing on You” (2020). The film revolves around the story of a group of friends from when they were children, growing up together and keeping a close relationship until adulthood.
“Prison Playbook” (2017)
Prison Playbook (2017) is the next film directed by director Shin Won Ho after the 3 parts of the Reply series ended. Different from the previous series, Prison Playbook takes the theme of the prison life of baseball player Kim Je Hyuk and his roommates.
Prison Playbook has a lot of main and minor character lines, but not so that it dilutes or has many redundant details for the movie. Despite the prison context, the audience felt comfort, entertainment and especially pondering through each situation and character story in accordance with the true quality of Shin PD.
Although not too successful commercially, but this film received a lot of praise for carrying a humanistic and meaningful message between the PD when excellently overcoming the huge shadow from the legendary Reply series. , and is also one of the Korean dramas with the highest ratings in cable history.
“Hospital Playlist” (2020 – 2021)
Launching the audience in 2020, Hospital Playlist 1 not only ranked 11th in the list of Korean films with the highest viewership ratings, but also caused a storm in the international market when continuously reaching the Top most watched movies. best on Netflix.
The content is about a group of close friends including 5 talented doctors, they all became close friends from university to working together at Yulje hospital. As a movie about medical topics, Hospital Playlist is not mechanical and boring, but gives viewers a lot of different emotions. From love, life, family to friendship between 5 professors.
Most especially, the soundtrack performed by the cast of Hospital Playlist not only brings emotions to the viewers but also “explodes” at all other big and small music awards in Korea.
After the successful end of season 1, in June 2021, Hospital Playlist officially aired season 2, making fans burst into emotions. The content of the film continues the unfinished stories of the previous season 1. Especially in season 2, the story of each character is also portrayed in a clearer and deeper way, making the fever of the movie show no signs of cooling down.
3.5. Shin Won Ho Awards Best Production Director at the 2012 Korea Drama Awards Best Producing Director (Reply 1994) at the 7th Korean Drama Awards 2014 Best Director (Reply 1994) 1988) at the 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards in 2016 Best Director (Reply 1988) at the 5th APAN Star 2016 Award for Best Creator (Reply 1988) at the Asian Artist Awards 2nd Asia 2017 4. Shin Won Ho’s private life 4.1. Is Shin Won Ho married yet?
Shin Won Ho is currently not married and he has never revealed his love story to the public.
4.2. How rich is Shin Won Ho?
Director Shin Won Ho’s net worth has increased significantly in the period 2020-2021. His source of income is mainly from the job of Production Manager. According to celebsagewiki, director Shin Won Ho’s 2021 net worth estimate is at $1 million – $5 million (VND 22 billion – VND 114 billion).
5. Some pictures of Shin Won Ho
Video of Shin Won Ho’s movie release date
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