Cho Chang-ho is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. Cho wrote and directed The Peter Pan Formula (2006) and Lovers Vanished (2010).
Born in 1972 in Hongcheon County, Cho Chang-ho studied film directing at the Seoul Institute of the Arts. He began his filmmaking career as an assistant director on Yim Soon-rye's Three Friends (1996), Kim Ki-duk's Birdcage Inn (1998) and Bad Guy (2002), and Byun Hyuk's Interview (2000). In 2002, Cho wrote and directed A Little Indian Boy, a short film about a disabled boy and his sister who live by the seashore.
He made his feature directorial debut in 2005 with The Peter Pan Formula, a coming-of-age film about a high school swimming prodigy who suddenly decides to quit, then faces skyrocketing credit card bills when his mother becomes comatose after a suicide attempt. It was invited to screen at several international film festivals, and it took the Jury Prize at the 9th Deauville Asian Film Festival, while Cho won Best Young Director (or Best First Feature Film) at the 27th Durban International Film Festival (On Joo-wan won Best Actor at DIFF as well). The Peter Pan Formula received a theatrical release in South Korea in 2006.
In 2007, alongside fellow directors Park Soo-young and Kim Sung-ho, Cho joined Fantastic Parasuicides, an omnibus of three short films that center on people who undergo surreal experiences in the moment they decide to kill themselves.
Cho then cast Kim Nam-gil and Hwang Woo-seul-hye in Lovers Vanished (2010), a moody melodrama about an HIV/AIDS-infected fugitive who becomes the chef of an emotionally withdrawn restaurateur.
|2002||...||A Little Indian Boy|
|2006||The Peter Pan Formula|
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|2006||27th Durban International Film Festival||Best Young Director||The Peter Pan Formula|