Neil P. George is an award winning human rights filmmaker from Exeter, England.
He is the producer and director of the award winning film ‘After the Sewol’. He was raised in Exeter, England and has been living in South Korea since 2011 teaching film production and producing documentaries related to Korean society.
The producer and director of over 100 TV programmes for Sky in the 2000’s he took the decision to move to Korea when offered an opportunity to teach documentary production at a media university near Seoul and has been there ever since. After moving to Korea he took great interest in Korean society and culture and found a passion for human rights film making. He produced the award winning film, ‘While they Watched’ (2014/15), a film about North Korean defectors and after this he went onto to co-direct and produce the film, ‘Beyond the Picture; The story of Sohn Kee Chung’, a film about Sohn Kee Chung, the marathon runner who won the 1936 Berlin Olympic gold medal and the only gold medalist, to date, to never hear his own national anthem played whilst standing on the podium. After completing this in late 2015 he moved onto produce and direct the award winning documentary, ‘After the Sewol’ (2016) and has now spent the last 2 years working on ’After the Sewol’ and ‘Crossroads’ his latest film related to the Sewol tragedy.
Since moving to Korea in 2011 he has produced 4 feature length documentaries on human rights and social issues including Crossroads, After the Sewol and While they Watched and is now working on a series of films about the Yemen refugee issue in South Korea, particularly on Jeju.