The Dream Producer
The True Story of Choi Eun-Hee and Shin Sang-Ok
Based on a segment from This American Life by Nancy Updike, transcript from NPR
This book is centered around the transcription of a podcast and brings the audio to life in a way impossible in the podcast form. Footnotes, additional found photography and deliberate editorial design break this 20-minute podcast into a three act story that reflects the cinematic nature of the story and its heroes.
Kim Jong-Il loved movies—but hated all the movies made in North Korea. So he kidnapped a famous South Korean director and his ex- wife, a film star, locked them up in a villa in North Korea, and forced them to make movies for him.
Type: Cinderblock by Stefan Kjartansson, Odesta by Ondrej Jób, Berthold Akzidenz-Grotesk and Freight by Joshua Darden.