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KIM Bo-ra’s Debut Feature Selected for IFP Filmmaker Project Lab

Jun 04, 2018
  • Writer by Pierce Conran
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Seongsu Bridge Drama HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD Currently in Post-Production



Short filmmaker KIM Bo-ra’s debut feature-length project House of Hummingbird has been selected for this year’s IFP (Independent Filmmaker Project) Filmmaker Project Lap. KIM will take part in the year-long fellowship which is open to first-time filmmakers currently in post-production on their debut features.

Set in Seoul in 1994, House of Hummingbird takes place against the background of the Seongsu Bridge collapse which rocked the nation when it claimed the lives of 32 people over the Han River. In the film, a teenage girl named Eun-hee wanders around town in search of love. KIM’s film is one of ten projects selected for the IFP Narrative Lab Fellows.

A graduate of New York University (NYU), KIM has directed several short films, including The Girl with Red Shoe (2003), Her Earing (2004) and The Recorder Exam (2011), which was invited to several festivals, including the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival, the Newport Beach Film Festival and the Los Angeles Pacific Film Festival.

KIM is acting as director, writer, and producer on the film, which completed production in the second half of 2017, while Zoe Sua CHO is serving as producer and editor.

The IFP Filmmaker Project Lap has introduced many new works to festivals around the world, including 11 features that have debuted at the Sundance Film Festival since 2011, such as last year’s critically-acclaimed Yiddish-language US drama Menashe from Joshua Z. WEINSTEIN.
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