Heesook Sohn was born in Seoul/Korea and immigrated to Los Angeles. After earning a degree in Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York, she relocated to Berlin in 1994 to take up studies in Screenwriting and Directing at the German Film & Television Academy (dffb). She has since then written and directed numerous shorts. Her documentary Happy Family was honored with the Babelsberg Media Prize. Porno!Melo!Drama! is her first feature.