Bubble Girl is a short film about cultural connection, friendship, and social interaction directed by Jiyeon Song.
Bubble Girl is a short film about cultural connection, friendship, and social interaction directed by Jiyeon Song. Read more
About this project
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!
Support this project
- (30 days)