It’s the Korean High School documentary film team!
We would like to thank you all SO much for your continued patience and support. After three long years of hard work, our film finally has a solid rough cut. Which means we’ve been able to start test screening it with audiences. At the moment, the film is only a rough draft-- there’s still a lot of revisions and work left to be done-- but still, we’ve finally got a cut! Exciting! The hundreds of hours of seemingly random documentary footage have now been edited into a gripping narrative full of twists and turns, obstacles and triumphs, a captivating story that the audience can follow, with protagonists they can really relate to.
Check out some comments from our first test-audience:
"The friendships between the students in the film are extraordinary. I think this is something to focus on. In your documentary it seemed like everyone was so supportive of one another - like they say that people who experience a traumatic experience form a bond - its like the whole country has formed a bond over the trauma of this test."
"Your choice of characters are wonderful. I love all of them. They are so goddamn honest. How did you get that out of them, I will never know."
"The parts with the praying and the seniors walking through the crowd... the high-fives and everyone cheering for them... Oh my goodness, I was totally enveloped."
"It's amazing. If you keep chugging, keep revising and refining your edit, slowly and steadily this thing will be I think to a quality of what you expected when you first set out to do it. I'm so excited to see where it goes!"
"I really think this is a film that everyone in both Korea and America needs to watch along with many other countries. Congratulations. This is a masterpiece."
"This film is amazing, it is going to blow people away! This is on the top level of docs I've ever seen."
Not a bad reaction for a rough draft, right? :)
Get excited guys! We have an amazing film for you, coming your way. There’s still a lot of work left to be done to make it as inspiring and effective as possible, but we’re going to get there. :)
If you live in Seoul, New York, or LA, keep checking up on our Facebook page! We may have a test screening in your city sometime this year. If so, we’ll post information on who to e-mail if you’d like to be added to the guest list.
Again, thank you all so much for your continued patience and support!
-The Documentary Film Team