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A joint Korean/American production about a man who has lost his memory. Join the Korean independent film movement.

An elegant meditation on memory, time, and love from Director Yoon Jung Lee, this visual poem defied traditional narratives and takes us on a dream-like journey that we will not soon forget.

- Albert Lee, programmer of LA Asian Pacific Film Festival

We are raising funds for shooting and postproduction of our feature film project, REMEMBER O GODDESS, filming later this summer. Thanks to your enthusiastic support, we've reached our goal about 71 hours before the deadline. It means we still have 71 hours to go beyond the goal! 

Every dollar that exceeds the goal will directly go into making of the film. I'm hoping we'll be able to raise money which will enable us to pay our crew and actors even a little amount of money. Since they believed in our film, they joined our team expecting no payment; but if we can pay them a little, they'll be able to work with a little longer schedule; it'll tremendously increase the actual quality of the film. And of course, they deserve to be paid way more money than we can probably offer. 

Please keep spreading the word and invite your friends to be a part of our dream. You know this dream has already arrived here, so your friends and family can easily hop in the vehicle, chipping in as much or little as they can happily afford. Let's share the joy of filmmaking with our dear people. We'll make a wonderful film together. 

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We have finished the first 25 minutes of the film and hope that we will be able to raise the funds for the rest of the film. The short version has been shown in several film festivals in the US and Korea. Luckily we have received great feedback. Now it is available for viewing online, so please check out the link below. If you want to find out how the movie ends, please kick us to restart the project.  

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The story is set in Seoul. Production will occur in Korea, but the director, Yoon Jung Lee, mainly lives in Philadelphia, so part of the postproduction will be performed in the US. Every penny of your donation (except Kickstarter and Amazon fees) will be spent for the making of our film including equipment rental fees, location fees, food, lodging and travel costs—if we exceed the goal of $30,000, we will be able to pay our crew and actors.

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PROJECT LINKS

Film Website

Korean Translation: 이 페이지의 내용을 한글로 보시려면

Facebook Page

Official Twitter Account @Remember_Film

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THE STORY

In the middle of the night, a man reports the disappearance of himself to the police office. He has lost his memory. He can only remember from the moment he found himself left alone in an apartment. He tries to find any clue as to who he might be, but nothing comes out. When he plucks up the courage to go out, he meets a girl at a convenience store, who he thinks might know him. Instantly she becomes his only hope and joy, but when he returns, she has disappeared. Then his quest to find someone who remembers him becomes greater than his need for his own memories. Will he be able to reconnect with a lost love?

SCREENING HISTORY

2011 LA Asian Pacific Film Festival, Finalist for Golden Reel Jury Award for Short Film, Los Angeles, USA 

2011 Urban Suburban Film Festival, Philadelphia, USA

2011 New York City International Film Festival, NYC, USA

2011 Mise-en-scène Short Film Festival, Competition in A Short Film About Love, Seoul, Korea 

2011 Philadelphia Film and Animation Festival, Philadelphia, USA

2011 San Diego Asian American Film Festival, San Diego, USA                      

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WHO ARE WE?

All the crew and the actors are professionals who have worked for various important Korean films. They donated their time, equipment and passion because they believed in this film.

CASTS

JUNGTAE KIM is a well-known actor who has appeared in major films and TV shows including SIU (TEUKSUBON), BANGABANGA, SUNFLOWER, MISS RIPLEY, and DREAM HIGH 2. We sent him the script with no real hope that he would actually accept the role. Surprisingly he called the director and said yes an hour after he received the script by email. He took the part because it was unlike his previous roles. This became his first independent film.  

A-RA CHOI is a rising top model in the fashion scene in Seoul. She appeared in Vogue, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and many commercials. You will probably see her on the runway in New York Fashion Week in the near future. This is her acting debut.

We are also contacting surprising talents for the remaining roles who will appear in the rest of the film.

CREW

DIRECTOR:  

YOON JUNG LEE is a filmmaker and visual artist. As a film director, her short films have been screened in various venues internationally. As a visual artist, her experimental works have been introduced at galleries and museums. She also works as a visual director in various performances, and as an editor for independent films as well as working in the directing team on feature movie projects. She was the script supervisor for THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE WEIRD (directed by Jee-woon Kim) and MY SWEET, YET BRUTAL SWEETHEART (directed by Jae-gon Son). She travels between Seoul and Philadelphia, PA, but mainly works as a freelancer in Philadelphia.

PRODUCER:     

JUNG YOUN is the founder of Youn Pictures based in Seoul. She produced the award-winning, internationally screened films including GOOD NIGHT, TEAMWORKSORRY AND THANKS and GO OR STOP; she was also a line-producer for SISTERS ON THE ROAD and other films. 

CINEMATOGRAPHER:

U YOUNG CHANG did cinematography for GOOD NIGHT, TEAMWORK, ONE NIGHT STAND, THE VILLAINS and other films.

EDITOR:   

SAE KYOUNG MOON edited MOTHER (directed by Joon-ho Bong), ONE NIGHT STAND, 992 and other films.

POST-PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR:  

JUDITH REDDING has had her award-winning short films screened at national and international film festivals and broadcast on American public television. She is the co-author of Film Fatales: Independent Women Directors, which profiles 33 of independent film’s finest. Judith studied at the London International Film School in London, England, and now lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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A Korean famous actor Jung Woo-sung declared himself as a strong supporter of our campaign, so he's here asking your support for REMEMBER O GODDESS. He and director Yoon Jung Lee worked together for "The Good, The Bad, The Weird" and became friends. You can check out his filmography here at IMDB. 

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FAQ

WHAT IS KICKSTARTER?
"It is a new way to fund creative projects." Here is the official explanation of  Kickstarter Basic, or we will explain how it works. Creators pitch their projects on Kickstarter; good ideas attract public attention; backers pledge the projects they like; finally the projects that have met their funding goals are ready to come out to the world. 

HOW CAN I HELP YOU?
Become a backer and/or spread our campaign as far and quick as possible. Click on the green button that says ‘BACK THIS PROJECT,’ and pledge as much as you can happily afford. Before you make a choice, read the reward description carefully since you are eligible to receive different kinds of rewards according to your pledge amount.

IS MY PLEDGE AMOUNT PUBLICLY DISPLAYED?
No. Only you and the project team will be able to see your pledge amount.

ALL OR NOTHING FUNDING?
Only the projects that are fully funded will finally receive donation. It means that you will not be charged until the deadline. If our goal of $30,000 isn’t met, all of the pledges will be canceled, and so will the film. So, let’s not allow that to happen. Whether you become a backer or not, you can still help us spread our Kickstarter link. Mention us on twitter; like us on facebook; or email our campaign to your friends and family. 

CAN WE EXCEED THE GOAL OF $30,000?
YES! We are hoping that we exceed our goal, which is the minimum budget of telling our story. First of all, the extra funds will allow us to pay the crew and the actors. We will also be able to create better picture, sound and music. Moreover, we will be gladly able to upgrade the rewards, depending on the amount of money we exceed the goal by.  

I'M NOT IN THE US. CAN I STILL PLEDGE TO YOUR PROJECT?
YES! You can pledge from anywhere.

CAN I UPGRADE MY DONATION?
YES! You can always come back and change the amount of money you pledged.

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We are grateful to the musicians for allowing us to use their music in the campaign video.

Understand Carelessly by Goonamguayeoridingstella 

Songe D'Automne by Latché Swing 

O.S.T. from REMEMBER O GODDESS by Junick Hwang a.k.a. Missing Island

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