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DOSI: will break new ground as it will be the first feature film that will combine Korean and American cinema. Come join us and be apart of history!

Jules Suo full interview with Paul Quinn at HANGUL CELLULOID

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The short version of the feature has garnered a lot of praise, and has been an Official Selection in various film festivals across the country. You can view the short below. Some of the storyline will change for the feature film. 

528 NEW YORK (2012)  SCREENING HISTORY 

Official Selection Zero Film Festival 2012   New York, NY

Official Selection Big Apple Film Festival 2012  New York, NY

Official Selection Coney Island Film Festival 2012  New York, NY

Official Selection International Film Festival of Cinematic Arts 2012 Los Angeles, CA

Official Selection Queens World Film Festival 2013  New York, NY

Official Selection Korean American Film Festival New York 2013     New York, NY




Why must this story be told

Some of my favorite movies employ the structural techniques of weaving together multiple storylines to tell a larger tale of humanity. This film deals with social disparity and immigrant struggles in modern times. This is a true story based on several New Yorkers. The story is both visceral and magical, the people and their struggles are very real. While serendipity of circumstance seems like destiny itself, improbable in lives that are both brutalized and graced beyond comprehension, connection and healing are possible.


 

Why am I the person to tell this story? 

I was inspired by an article of Moussa Magassa an African immigrant cab driver who had lost his children to a devastating fire in the Bronx. 
I was born in S. Korea and was raised in Northern California. As a immigrant in a new world I grew up in a very multicultural society. I've had the privilege of meeting and befriending many people from different backgrounds  throughout my life. The people that I've met over the years all have been a real inspiration to me in writing this story.

"There's an old Korean saying that says even brushing past a person is one's karma."
"There's an old Korean saying that says even brushing past a person is one's karma."

Julian, Nari, Ahmed represent so many New Yorkers. I've been writing this story for the past 3 years and now is ready to share the story with the world!


The story is set in New York city. Production will occur in Queens and Brooklyn, NY.  

WHO ARE WE?

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



WRITER & DIRECTOR
Jules Suo
Jules is a filmmaker based in New York city. She was born in Korea & raised in Northern California.  Studied Filmmaking at NYU and also a graduate of Fashion Institute of Technology. She has produced and directed numerous films most recently worked as a writer and editor for independent films as well as working in the directing team on feature movie projects.

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HOW CAN I HELP PRODUCE THE FILM?    

  • Every dollar counts!! Become a backer and/or spread our campaign as far and quick as possible. Click on  the box to the right of any amount that you can pledge as much as you can happily afford. Before you make a choice, read the reward description since you are eligible to receive different kinds of rewards according to your pledge amount.  
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  • The goal of this campaign is to raise $50,000. All of your donations will go towards the production of the film. The campaign has a hard deadline of on November 6, 2013 at 12:29 pm EST.                                                             

HOW DOES IT WORK?                                                                                   

  • If I make the goal by the deadline,  We get to make the movie, you get your rewards, and everyone's happy. Your credit card is charged what you pledged (but not until then). I'd be more than happy, obviously -- I'll be more ecstatic than I've ever been in my life, and hopefully you'll feel good too.
  • If I don't make the goal by the deadline (falling even a penny short), your credit card is not charged, We get nothing, you don't get any reward(s), and the world doesn't find out what happens to Ahmed and his brother, Julian and his family, and Nari & Han Chul.
  • Can I increase my pledge once it’s been made? YES!Once you donate to our campaign, you may want to change your incentive reward to a different one, or increase your pledge amount. To do so, go to Kickstarter and sign in. If you go to our campaign page, the green “Back This Project” button has been replaced with a blue “Manage Your Donation” button. Click it and you can enter a new amount, or choose a new incentive.

I'M NOT IN THE US. CAN I STILL PLEDGE TO YOUR PROJECT?              

YES! You can pledge from anywhere.

 Thank you for supporting independent films!!

CREDITS

Thank you to our Kickstarter actors

Kid Pat Eunjung Lee Anthony D, Roger Zat, Dayshawn Johns

Many Thanks to our Kickstarter Crew

Sound Design & Music Composed by Michael Leary 

Cinematography by Mark Kelly & by Justin Lanza

Risks and challenges

The reality is that I can not do this alone realizing that this is a ambitious project, our obstacle to making this film is just not having the financial support to put all the elements together to make this film more than just a great film.

We can't make this happen without the support from you. Come join us and be apart of this Amazing film with us.

We will make this film together. This is a story that must be told about the greater tale of humanity.

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    also You will be CREDITED in our FILM. AUTOGRAPHED OFFICIAL MOVIE POSTER signed by Cast & Director. HD digital DOWNLOAD of DOSI when the film is released. Plus all previously listed rewards. Gratitude and Blessings. The film that you (and only you) made possible.

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    GOODIE BAG + any $100 Level Reward (25 of these) A cool limited edition eco-friendly messenger bag with the DOSI logo and goodies inside, including a signed Blu-Ray. You'll want the perfect bag to show your support at the film festivals. Plus, any $100 level reward: your choice to stream the World Premiere at home, or 2 tickets to a US premiere (see list of select cities).

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    "You are truly a blessing in our lives. Thank you for your trust."DINNER in your honor w/ core creative team.
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    "Your generosity will finally make the film! thank you so much!"

    You and a guest will also receive an invitation to the world premiere and enjoy a fabulous dinner in NYC with core creative team members (LODGING INCLUDED) Travel to NYC not included. All of the above plus PRODUCER title in the end credits and on IMDB as well as on the official poster and other promotional materials. Gratitude and Blessings.

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    Visit New York city and get to know the city and people we are so inspired by! Jules Suo will give you a tour of her favorite places in New York city. (Travel expenses to NY not included).

    PLUS two tickets to the World Premiere Screening where you get to watch the debut of our cast with their friends and family and celebrate with us with at the after-party. You will also get EXECUTIVE PRODUCER title in the end credits of the film and on IMDB as well as on the official poster and other promotional materials. plus all rewards at $500 level. Gratitude and blessings!!

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Funding period

- (30 days)