by REERA YOO | @reeraboo
Musa Productions has dropped the teaser for their coming-of-age dramedy, Ktown Cowboys, which is slated to release in 2015.
Based on a web series of the same name, Ktown Cowboys follows a group of hard-partying friends, who all struggle with the transition into adulthood in their own unique but interconnected ways in Los Angeles’ Koreatown.
Directed by Daniel “DPD” Park and written by Danny Cho and Brian Chung, the indie film features five cast members from the original 2010 web series and has cameo appearances by the film’s executive producer Ken Jeong (Community), Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-0), Steven Byrne (Sullivan & Sons) and Simon Rhee (Best of the Best).
In addition to the teaser, the filmmakers also announced that they will launch a transmedia digital short series called Ktown Footnotes next Wednesday. According to the production team’s press release, the digital series will delve deeper into the film’s plot, introduce new characters and will consist of comedic stand-alone episodes that explore the Ktown lifestyle.
“Aside from the obvious production quality improvements, we’re able to go much deeper into the characters and the Ktown experience in the movie,” Park said. “Because Ktown Cowboys started online, we’ve always wanted to create a bridge between the Internet experience and traditional film. Danny and I created Footnotes to function as that bridge.”