Private Project

The Singing Ape, Gibbon

“If you see a forest and you don’t hear any gibbon, this is a dead forest.” - Primatologist Warren Brockelman
Humans belong to a group called anthropoids. Gibbons have the most human-like traits among the anthropoids. Gibbons are the only apes capable to sing like humans and communicate through their songs. This film documents an unprecedented attempt to investigate the musicality of multiple species of wild gibbons - siamang, the white-handed gibbon and the javan gibbon - surviving in the South-East Asians habitats. The story of endangered Asian Ape unfolds in this documentary with their songs in various situations.

  • Choi, Pyeongsoon
  • Project Title (Original Language):
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Television, Other
  • Genres:
    wildlife, natural history, nature science
  • Runtime:
    45 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 31, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    200,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Language:
    English, Korean
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, HD, C300
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Wildlife Conservation Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    October 25, 2017
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • International Wildlife Film Festival
    missoula, montana
    United States
    April 20, 2018
    Official Selection
  • WIldlife Vassa Festival
  • Kuala Lumpur International Eco FIlm Festival
Distribution Information
  • EBS
    Country: Korea, Republic of
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Choi, Pyeongsoon

1984 Born
2010 B.A Mass Communication, Korea University
2010~2011 Account Executive, TBWA Korea
2011~ EBS Producer

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