Culture Photo In Photos – Director of Parasite receives Outstanding Director Award Samuel Yang - January 28, 2020 0 Bong Joon Ho, looks on during an interview with one of many media outlets covering the occasion. Photostory by Samuel Yang | Staff Photographer 1 of 5 Bong Joon Ho, looks on during an interview with one of many media outlets covering the occasion. Fans of Bong Joon Ho, who call themselves the “BongHive” rushed to the barrier for autographs. Elated to receive his Outstanding Director Award, Bong expressed his shock at the international recognition of Parasite and voiced his gratitude towards Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Constantly showing warm smiles and making jokes, Bong kept the atmosphere during his interview light and entertaining. On the red carpet, Bong’s interpreter Sharon Choi kept a close ear to his every word during his interviews and provided seamless translations in real-time while Bong maintained his cordial attitude even in front of numerous reporters and fans.