I wanted to write this message to say thank you to everyone, again, who has helped make Finding Seoul such a success. I’ve decided that the two upcoming events with Lost Lit and Camp MuJiGae will be my final speaking engagements about the film. It feels like the right time to step away and start new adventures in my career. However, you’ll still be able to see some of my work with adoption…
Thank you to all those who have patiently waited for this film to be re-released. It is with great honor that I get to present you with the ENTIRE story of Finding Seoul.
Back when I first thought of doing this film, I never imagined the incredible support that would be shown over the years.
My birthday wish for my 30th birthday is that you all get the chance to see Finding Seoul… oh wait! It’s coming true!!! :)
Look out for the promo code tomorrow on http://www.facebook.com/findingseoul to get a discount.
GET READY! FINDING SEOUL IS OFFICIALLY PREMIERING ONLINE
This is the music video to “Better Now” music and performance by Rory Sullivan, lyrics by John Sanvidge. It’s featured in the film Finding Seoul. Directed by John Sanvidge. Filmed by John Sanvidge and George Skoufas.
I just got word from Land of Gazillion Adoptees, that this small little production company is going to get the chance to team up with the Smithsonian, providing some form of content from adoptees! WHAT?!?! I can’t believe the fortune I’ve had this year.…
This remarkable animated documentary traces the unconventional upbringing of the filmmaker Jung Henin, one of thousands of Korean children adopted by Western families after the end of the Korean War. It is the story of a boy stranded between two cultures. Animated vignettes – some humorous and some poetic – track Jung from the day he first meet his new blond siblings, through elementary school, and into his teenage years, when his emerging sense of identity begins to create fissures at home and ignite the latent biases of his adoptive parents. The filmmaker tells his story using his own animation intercut with snippets of super-8 family footage and archival film. The result is an animated memoir like no other: clear-eyed and unflinching, humorous, and above all, inspiring in the capacity of the human heart.
I saw this trailer awhile back and I’m so glad that it’s getting distribution into theaters! Can’t wait to see it.