“Astonishing” -New York Post
A fascinating and troubling document of the rise and fall of e-commerce, “e-Dreams” showcases the incredible story of Kozmo.com, brainchild of co-founders Joseph Park and Yong Kang, both in their mid-20s. An Internet start-up that began with only 10 employees, in just a few years Kozmo.com garnered deals with Amazon.com and Starbucks, amassing millions in investments and cross-promotions, expanded into 11 cities with 3,000 employees, and, as quickly as it had grown, vanished during the Internet economy’s collapse in April 2000.
Born in May 68 in Seoul, Korea, Wonsuk Chin moved to the United States in 1989 to study film at the School of Visual Arts. Not knowing what he was really doing, Chin started writing feature length screenplays in English, the language he was still learning. Instead of going back to Korea where the mandatory military service was waiting for him, he decided to stay in the country to pursue his filmmaking career. As a result, he was homeless for one month, an illegal alien for two years, and a struggling filmmaker for many years. Somehow he found an apartment. Somehow he got the Green Card. And somehow he made his first film. His first script Too Tired to Die was made into a feature starring Takeshi Kaneshiro, Mira Sorvino, Jeffrey Wright, Ben Gazzara, Michael Imperioli and Gretchen Mol. Since its debut at the Sundance Film Festival in 1998, the film has been invited to numerous festivals including the Chicago International Film Festival and Pusan International Film Festival and released in more than 25 countries.