Director Biography – MJ KIM (JUICY GIRL)

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MJ Kim is an internationally renowned photographer who has worked with some of the biggest names such as Johnny Depp, Ed Sheeran, Paul McCartney and many more.

MJ has been working for Sir Paul since 2008 as his personal photographer and finally pursued his childhood dream of being a filmmaker through ‘Juicy Girl’.

Through ‘Juicy Girl’, MJ hoped to shed light on the dark side of the US military presence in South Korea post Korean War and tell the story of the horror and violence many young women fell victim to and continues to endure to this day.

Short Film: JANUARY 14TH, 15min., USA, Drama/Crime

A2fb7ab3b4 posterA young couple’s anniversary takes a bittersweet turn when a police officer pulls the husband over on a questionable traffic stop. Inspired by true events. Winner of Best Short and Best Director by the Top Film Indie Awards and nominated for Best Writer by the Queen Palm International Film Festival.

News & Reviews

Play Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from July 2020 DRAMA Festival

PLAY, 13min., Poland, Drama

Directed by Piotr Sulkowski

A man consumed by guilt because he did not dare to defend his mother, plays the role of a murderer and forces his ten-year-old self to face his original trauma…

Weep Not Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from July 2020 DRAMA Festival

WEEP NOT, 13min., USA, Drama

Directed by Lenore Thomas Douglas

Journey Gordean, a successful journalist gets to cover a story of a lifetime, but her ambition is tested when that very assignment is the man who assaulted her when they were children.

Spirit: A Martian Story Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from July 2020 DRAMA Festival

SPIRIT: A MARTIAN STORY, 10min, USA, Drama/Fantasy

Directed by Stimson Snead

NASA sought evidence of life on Mars. That search begins with water, and the search for water begins with the study of the rocks and the soil. That was the historic mission of the rovers SPIRIT and OPPORTUNITY. This is SPIRITS story.

Terra Beach Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from July 2020 DRAMA Festival

TERRA BEACH, 20min, Canada, Sci-Fi/Drama

Directed by Mike Gallant

A college freshman in 2069 returns home and kindles a romance with a Hispanic girl only to realize they have gained the space colony’s attention.

HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: July 2020 DRAMA FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST FILM: TERRA BEACH
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: SPIRIT: A MARTIAN STORY
BEST PERFORMANCESS: WEEP NOT
BEST SOUND & MUSIC: PLAY

Theme of night: Coming to terms.

NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterPLAY, 13min., Poland, Drama

festival posterOKAY, 3min., USA, Drama

festival posterWEEP NOT, 13min., USA, Drama

festival posterSPIRIT: A MARTIAN STORY, 10min, USA, Drama/Fantasy

festival posterTERRA BEACH, 20min, Canada, Sci-Fi/Drama

festival posterBLACK STAINS, 14min, USA, Experimental/Dance

festival posterWHEN EARTH TOOK A BREATH, 5min., USA, Music

festival posterMONOH – With Attitude, 4min., Germany, Music

festival posterSTRUT – 1980s, 5min., Australia, Music

festival posterAMERICAN QUARTET, 9min., USA, Music

festival posterAgoria – Call of the Wild, 5min., France, Music

festival posterSEARCHING FOR WONDER, 6min., USA, Music

festival posterUNDER THE WATERFALL – THE AVENGER, 3min., France, Music

The beginning of a (temporary) new era.

See you at the festivals. Whenever that happens!

– Matthew Toffolo