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THOMAS YONG – PRODUCER

Producer Thomas Yong

Thomas Yong was born in Seoul, but grew up in Denmark. After studying at Tel Aviv University, he returned to Denmark where he worked for TDC for a number of years. After earning his graduate degree in International Business at Copenhagen Business School, Thomas moved to New York. In New York he founded Shouting Cow Productions – an independent film and TV production company. And with Shouting Cow Productions, Thomas produced a number of short films and TV projects.

It was also in New York, where Thomas produced his first feature film TIE A YELLOW RIBBON directed by Joy Dietrich which later won 4 awards for Best Film at international film festivals and was shown at over 30 international film festivals.

Thomas returned to Denmark in 2008, where he got accepted to the alternative film school Super16 where he produced both YOU’RE THE BEST directed by Ask Hasselbalch and MEGAHEAVY directed by Fenar Ahmad. His thesis film THE CROSSING aka VILDDYR directed by Ask Hasselbalch was very well received by the audience and film critics.

MEGAHEAVY won a Robert award for Best Short Fiction by the Danish Film Academy, and was also selected for the Generation 14plus competition at the Berlin International Film Festival.


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