CEREBRUM (Episode 1-3, Part One)

After a global catastrophe, Ryan Redman--a chief engineer at an international microchip manufacturer--manages to take over the world by remotely controlling every machine that uses his microchips embedded with a secret circuit. Having extended his life in a robotic body containing his brain and tired of his life in the machine, he seeks to find a human body for himself. But he finds Eric Terry the candidate is on his way and others who decide to help him.

  • George (Donghoon) Kim
    Director
    THE RETROSPECTS
  • George (Donghoon) Kim
    Writer
    THE RETROSPECTS
  • George (Donghoon) Kim
    Producer
    THE RETROSPECTS
  • George (Donghoon) Kim
    Key Cast
    “Eric Terry”
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    세레브럼(두뇌)
  • Film Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Mystery
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 22, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • SICAF International Animated Film Festival
    Seoul
    Korea, Republic of
    August 24, 2018
    SICAF International Animated Film Festival
    Pre-Selection
  • Queen Palm Int'l Film Festival
    Palm Springs, CA
    United States
    SILVER for Best Visual Effects - Web/TV
  • Queen Palm Int'l Film Festival
    Palm Springs, CA
    United States
    HONORABLE MENTION for Best Editor - Web/TV
  • Hollywood Independent Filmmaker Awards and Festival
    Hollywood, California
    United States
    October 6, 2018
    WEB SERIES: GOLD AWARD
Director Biography - George (Donghoon) Kim

George (Donghoon) Kim is a 3D-generalist-turned-director, whose shorts have won several awards among VFX & CG artists. "CEREBRUM - episode 001-004" is the first of a series of shorts that will eventually make up his first feature-length 3D animated movie.

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Director Statement

Humans have seen the advancement of medical science and the artificial organs and prosthetic limbs. In search of prolonged life, how much can the human body be replaced with them? CEREBRUM the short series seeks to explore some grim possibilities and prospects.