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The Movie


A Comfort Woman's Story

By William Andrews

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The Movie


A Comfort Woman's Story

By William Andrews

A Dramatic story of a woman's courageous struggle

A truly magnificent story
— David Porter, author of Under the Shade of the Magnolia Tree.

During World War II, the Japanese forced 200,000 young Korean women to be sex slaves or “comfort women” for their soldiers. This is one woman’s riveting Story Of Strength, Courage And Promises Kept.

Young Ja-hee and her sister are torn from their family farm and forced to become sex slaves, or comfort women, for the Japanese army during World War II. Before they leave home, their mother gives them a magnificent antique comb with an ivory inlay of a two-headed dragon, telling them the dragon will protect them. The sisters suffer terribly at the hands of the Japanese and by the end of the war, Ja-hee is forced to flee while her sister lays dying.

Ja-hee keeps her time as a comfort woman a secret while she struggles to rebuild her life in North Korea. She meets a man who shows her what true love is. But the communists take him away in the middle of the night and she is forced to escape to the South. There, she finally finds success as the country rebuilds after the Korean War. But her terrible secret is revealed and she is thrown into poverty. In the depths of her despair, she is tempted to sell the comb with the two-headed dragon that she believes has no magic for her. But one day she discovers its true meaning and her surprising heredity.  And now she must find the only person who can help her carry on this legacy… someone she abandoned years ago.

Inspired by The Kite Runner and Memoirs of a GeishaDaughters of the Dragon by Mayhaven Award-winning author William Andrews is set within the sweeping backdrop of Korea’s tumultuous 20thcentury and is a story of love and redemption, family, courage, and honor. 

 

DAUGHTERS OF THE DRAGON will make you cry and cheer for Korea and give you a deeper understanding of the Land of the Morning Calm.

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The truth comes to light after 70 years


The scars of one of  the greatest human tragedies in the 21st century is finally revealed. This is one woman’s riveting Story Of Strength, Courage And Promises Kept.

The truth comes to light after 70 years


The scars of one of  the greatest human tragedies in the 21st century is finally revealed. This is one woman’s riveting Story Of Strength, Courage And Promises Kept.

 

Story Overview

A Korean woman’s courageous struggle to overcome sex slavery.

In 1943, the Japanese tear young Ja-hee and her sister from their peaceful family farm to be comfort women for the Imperial Army. Before they leave home, their mother gives them a magnificent antique comb with an ivory inlay of a two-headed dragon, saying it will protect them. The sisters suffer terribly at the hands of the Japanese, and by the end of the war, Ja-hee must flee while her sister lies dying. Ja-hee keeps her time as a comfort woman a secret while she struggles to rebuild her life. She meets a man in North Korea who shows her what true love is. But the communists take him away in the middle of the night, and she escapes to the South. There, she finally finds success as the country rebuilds after the Korean War. However when her terrible secret is revealed, she’s thrown into poverty. In the depths of despair, she’s tempted to sell the comb with the two-headed dragon that she believes has no magic for her. Then one day she discovers its true meaning and her surprising heredity. And now she must find the only person who can carry on the legacy of the two-headed dragon… someone she abandoned years ago.

Set within the tumultuous backdrop of 20th century Korea, Daughters of the Dragon will make you cry and cheer for Ja-hee. And in the end, you’ll have a better understanding of the Land of the Morning Calm.

Daughters of the Dragon is inspired by The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, Memiors of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, and the books of Amy Tan and Lisa See.


Many reviewers say that the book should be made into a film. “It would be an epic film

Book Success

With limited marketing and published through a small, independent publisher, (MADhouse Press), Daughters of the Dragon has sold over 60,000 copies in a little over a year. It was the Amazon #1 bestseller for Asian Historical fiction for 6 weeks besting books by Amy Tan and Lisa See. There are currently 550 reviews on Amazon, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 8 stars. Many reviewers say that the book should be made into a film. “It would be an epic film,” says one reader.

The author is currently negotiating with large publishers who have indicated interest in acquiring the title.

The book has been passionately embraced by the Korean/American community of which there are over 2.5million living in the U.S. The author has had many events with the Korean community in LA, Seattle, Chicago and Washington D.C.

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The Talent


The producers are proposing the following key players for this film:

The Talent


The producers are proposing the following key players for this film:

  Claudia Kim – Actress   Considered for the lead role of Jae-hee. Claudia Kim, is a SouthKorean actress. She spent six years of her childhood in New Jersey before returning to South Korea.[1] Kim made her entertainment debut when she won a modeling contest in 2005, and went on to appear in supporting roles in medical drama Brain (2011) and spy comedy 7th Grade Civil Servant (2013), as well as a leading role in the sitcom Standby 2012)  In 2015, Kim gained international attention for her role as Dr. Helen Cho in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

 

Claudia Kim – Actress   Considered for the lead role of Jae-hee. Claudia Kim, is a SouthKorean actress. She spent six years of her childhood in New Jersey before returning to South Korea.[1] Kim made her entertainment debut when she won a modeling contest in 2005, and went on to appear in supporting roles in medical drama Brain (2011) and spy comedy 7th Grade Civil Servant (2013), as well as a leading role in the sitcom Standby 2012)  In 2015, Kim gained international attention for her role as Dr. Helen Cho in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

  Chae-won Moon – ActressConsidered for the lead role of Jae-hee. Ms. Moon is a Korean actress. She began her career in Korean television in Mackerel Run (2007) and Painter of the Wind (2008), and in Brilliant Legacy  (2011). She has acted in films My School’s ET (2009), and Arrow: The Ultimate Weapon (2011) which propelled her into stardom.

 

Chae-won Moon – ActressConsidered for the lead role of Jae-hee. Ms. Moon is a Korean actress. She began her career in Korean television in Mackerel Run (2007) and Painter of the Wind (2008), and in Brilliant Legacy  (2011). She has acted in films My School’s ET (2009), and Arrow: The Ultimate Weapon (2011) which propelled her into stardom.

  Ji-min Han – Actress   Considered for the lead role of Jae-hee. Ms. Han began her career in the late 1990s in several Korean music videos. In 2003, she was cast to play in the popular Korean television series Good Person. Her television credits include All In (2004), Dae Jan Geum, (2005) and Great Inheritance (2006). Her movie credits includeThe Cut (2007), Detective K (2009) and Secret of the Virtuous Widow (2009).

 

Ji-min Han – Actress   Considered for the lead role of Jae-hee. Ms. Han began her career in the late 1990s in several Korean music videos. In 2003, she was cast to play in the popular Korean television series Good Person. Her television credits include All In (2004), Dae Jan Geum, (2005) and Great Inheritance (2006). Her movie credits includeThe Cut (2007), Detective K (2009) and Secret of the Virtuous Widow (2009).

  Minho Lee – ActorConsidered for the roll of Jin-mo, Jae-hee’s North Korean lover. Minho rose stardom as the main character in a well-known K-drama called “Boys Over Flowers” in 2009. Since then, this handsome actor has won the hearts of worldwide fans. He has played the leading roles in some popular K-dramas such as “City Hunters”, “Personal Taste” and especially “The Heirs”. Mr. Lee has received33 awards including Best New Actor (TV) in 45th Baeksang Arts Awards, and Popularity Award, Actor in MBC Drama Awards.

 

Minho Lee – ActorConsidered for the roll of Jin-mo, Jae-hee’s North Korean lover. Minho rose stardom as the main character in a well-known K-drama called “Boys Over Flowers” in 2009. Since then, this handsome actor has won the hearts of worldwide fans. He has played the leading roles in some popular K-dramas such as “City Hunters”, “Personal Taste” and especially “The Heirs”. Mr. Lee has received33 awards including Best New Actor (TV) in 45th Baeksang Arts Awards, and Popularity Award, Actor in MBC Drama Awards.

  J K Youn – Director.  Mr. Youn is a South Korean film director . His debut My Boss, My Hero is about a gangster who is sent back to school, while Sex Is Zero has been compared with American Pie. His disaster movie Haeundae (2009), which has been billed as South Korea's first disaster film, had a $16 million budget, and was nominated for several awards—including Best Film and Best Director—at the 2009 Black Dragon Awards; the film won the award for Best Special Effects.  2014 -"Ode to My Father "  Won- Udine Far East Film Festival-Audience Award. Nominated for Best Film, Nominated Best Director.

 

J K Youn – Director.  Mr. Youn is a South Korean film director . His debut My Boss, My Hero is about a gangster who is sent back to school, while Sex Is Zero has been compared with American Pie. His disaster movie Haeundae (2009), which has been billed as South Korea's first disaster film, had a $16 million budget, and was nominated for several awards—including Best Film and Best Director—at the 2009 Black Dragon Awards; the film won the award for Best Special Effects.  2014 -"Ode to My Father "  Won- Udine Far East Film Festival-Audience Award. Nominated for Best Film, Nominated Best Director.

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Comparable Films


Comparable Films


"Memoirs of a Geisha"

"Unbroken"

"Empire of the Sun"

"Ode to My Father" - J K Youn – Director

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Making it Happen


Making it Happen


William Andrews – Author of Daughters of the Dragon, screenwriter. Daughters of the Dragon is a multiple award-winning and bestselling novel. It is Mr. Andrews’ third novel and the second one to win a national book award. Mr. Andrews was an advertising executive for over 20 years. He held senior marketing/brand/advertising positions with Fortune 200 companies and ran own successful advertising agency for 15 years. He is currently writing the sequel to Daughters of the Dragon titled The Dragon Queen.  

William Andrews – Author of Daughters of the Dragon, screenwriterDaughters of the Dragon is a multiple award-winning and bestselling novel. It is Mr. Andrews’ third novel and the second one to win a national book award. Mr. Andrews was an advertising executive for over 20 years. He held senior marketing/brand/advertising positions with Fortune 200 companies and ran own successful advertising agency for 15 years. He is currently writing the sequel to Daughters of the Dragon titled The Dragon Queen.

 

Robert Celecia – Executive Producer   Is a veteran producer of television content and national commercials for the fortune 500 over the past 30 years. He was Exective Producer at McCanse Newby films, The Zephyr Film Group Hollywood and currently is Principal and Executive Producer at Robert Celecia Associates, Inc. Mr. Celecia holds several clios for his work in commercials as well as political advertising campaigns for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.

Robert Celecia – Executive Producer   Is a veteran producer of television content and national commercials for the fortune 500 over the past 30 years. He was Exective Producer at McCanse Newby films, The Zephyr Film Group Hollywood and currently is Principal and Executive Producer at Robert Celecia Associates, Inc. Mr. Celecia holds several clios for his work in commercials as well as political advertising campaigns for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.

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A Korean woman’s courageous struggle


A story that need to be told before the past is forgotten

A Korean woman’s courageous struggle


A story that need to be told before the past is forgotten

A masterpiece
— D. Donovan, Midwes Book Review