Ernest Woo

Translation & Interpretation (Korean/English)

Freelance consultant and translator/interpreter in Korean and English since 2002,
with a focus in film, games, media, pop culture and technology.
In-person consecutive interpretation, document translation/proofreading for businesses and cultural/arts/government institutions.

Previous clients include United Nations International School, Film Society of Lincoln Center, IFC Films, Magnolia Pictures, NCsoft’s Lineage game, NetComics, Asia Society, National Museum of Korea, The Korea Society and more. Projects have included marketing surveys, newspaper articles, new business proposals, comic books, interviews, mission statements and other text-based business correspondence.

Below are a select list of some more notable persons and clients that I have interpreted/translated for.
Links are provided when available.


Director Na Hong-jinYellow Sea – Los Angeles Film Festival, with Fox Searchlight, June
Director Kim Jee-woon I Saw the Devil – US Theatrical Release, NY region press tour & Retrospective at BAM Cinematek, February (Filmmaker Magazine, Film Threat)
Director Kim Jee-woon & Actor Lee Byung-hunI Saw the Devil – Sundance Film Festival, with Magnolia Pictures, January (IndieWire, Ain't It Cool News, TwitchFilm, Bloody-Disgusting)


Director Im Sang-sooThe Housemaid – MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) screenings, NY region press tour, September
Director Roh Gyeong-tae Land of Scarecrows – MoMA screenings, September
Director Boo Ji-youngSisters on the Road – MoMA screenings, September
Director Lee Yong-junPossessed – Tribeca Film Festival, April
Director Park Chan-okPaju – Tribeca Film Festival, April
Director Bong Joon-hoMother – US Theatrical Release, NY region press tour & Retrospective at BAM Cinematek, March (New York Times {video}, An In-depth Discussion at The Korea Society, IndieWire - Reverse Shot {video}, The Diva Review, AllMovieGuide)
Director Yang Ik-juneBreathless – screening at Tribeca Cinemas, February (AllMovieGuide)


Director Bong Joon-hoMother – New York Film Festival (Film Society of Lincoln Center), October
Director Park interview, October
Author Hwang Sok-yongThe Old Garden – The Korea Society, October
Actor So Ji-subRough Cut – New York Asian Film Festival, June (TwitchFilm)
Director Lee Yoon-kiMy Dear Enemy – Tribeca Film Festival, April
Director Yim Soon-rye – The Korea Society, April

  • 2008 - 2007