Bubble Girl is a short film about cultural connection, friendship, and social interaction directed by Jiyeon Song.
The story of a young Korean student in New York City exploring and defining her own identity by submersing herself in a brand new world. She finds herself disengaged and perplexed by the society around her- in order to make what is unfamiliar familiar, she has developed a compulsive pattern of taking artifacts from the unique people she meets while apartment hunting. As a result, she makes a new connection with a stranger who reminds her that there is a life beyond her bubble.
We want to tell you the story of how one deals with connecting life when one is stuck between cultures, when one can't necessarily define oneself in one society but is trying to blend between the past and the future. Bubble Girl will show you the journey to finding and understanding ones social identity.
A note from the director (Jiyeon Song):
My name is Jiyeon Song, and I am the writer and director of the short film entitled BUBBLE GIRL. I am a korean graduate student, living in NYC, with the hopes of becoming the new voice for women in the Korean film industry. With sufficient fundraising, this short film will be submitted to festival around the US and the 2012 BUSAN International Film Festival.
On a personal level, this story is about exploring the dynamics of being in a densely populated foreign city, yet utterly alone. From my known cultural perspective so much of daily living is bound and intertwined with social interactions and social responsibilities. Living in the United States has been a cultural experience of a whole other magnitude that I have found both liberating and puzzling.
Note from the producer:
Hi, thank you so much for taking a peek at this new project. I am very excited to show this piece about identity and growth to you. I was originally drawn to this project because a) I find Jiyeon and her work very innovative and full of so much potential- I want to fulfill her vision because I honestly think that she will create amazing work furthering Korean female directors and, b) the story is so odd and perplexing to the point where I find myself thinking about it on a daily bases. A girl stuck between two cultures figuring out what is socially acceptable while staying true to herself- so many understand this feeling. Being a Korean-American myself, I find "Bubble Girl" relevant and extremely captivating. Please take some time to support us! Even a dollar helps!
Executive Producer: Bob Giraldi
Director of Photography: Hiroshi Hara
By donating even a dollar, you will support us in renting equipment, hiring crew members, getting the best possible locations and art direction. Any bit counts- we really want to cultivate the future of directors in Korea as well as tell this amazing story of identity and discovery.
Our total expenditure is $8,000. Although the goal says $6,000, any additional support is most welcome!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $6,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on April 11, 2012.
Mar 12, 2012 - Apr 11, 2012 (30 days)
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You are wonderful! Thank you for supporting this dream!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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Download of wall paper of bubble girl illustration! We'll send you a link to the film after it plays the festival circuit.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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A personal letter of thanks from the Producer + All of the aboveEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
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Bubble Girl illustration Canvas bag +All the aboveEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
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"Perfect Bubble Girl Package" set made by director Jiyeon Song which includes DVD and other goodies relevant to the film such as a canvas bag, postcard, etc- it's a surprise + all the aboveEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
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Invitation to the set of "Bubble Girl" as well as an offer of being an extra in the film. + All of the aboveEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
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Original art piece custom made by director Jiyeon Song as well as an invitation to the official SVA Short Film Festival + All of the aboveEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
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All of the above + Co-producer credit + Dinner with the Cast, the Director and ProducerEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
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All of the above + Executive Producer Credit on IMDB + Dinner with the Cast, the Director and ProducerEstimated delivery: Jul 2012