Private Project

Superpower Girl

“Superpower girl” Mina, is in the top of her class, the center of attention and the envy of everyone. “No-power girl” Juri is the total opposite, as her classmates sometimes forget she even exists. One day, Mina can't seem to close her eyelids, while Juri discovers her hidden powers.

  • Soo Young Kim
    Director
  • Soo Young Kim
    Writer
  • Dong H. Kim
    Producer
  • Hyejun Kim
    Key Cast
  • Youmi Lee
    Key Cast
  • Si Woon kim
    Key Cast
  • Sunghoon Park
    CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • Hyosung Kim
    GAFFER
  • Jinyong Kim
    VFX SUPERVISOR
  • Yorm Han
    ORIGINAL MUSIC/COMPOSER
  • Soo Young Kim
    EDITOR
  • Kihwa Rhyu
    Sound
  • Byungwook Noh
    colorist
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    능력소녀
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Horror, Fantasy, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 5, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Language:
    Korean
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Busan International Short Film Festival
    Busan
    Korea, Republic of
    April 27, 2017
    World Premiere
    Korean Competition
  • Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival
    Bucheon
    Korea, Republic of
    July 16, 2017
  • Jeongdongjin Independent Film Festival
    Gangneung
    Korea, Republic of
    August 6, 2017
  • Jeonbuk Independent Film Festival
    Jeonju
    Korea, Republic of
    November 4, 2017
  • Mumbai Film Festival, After Dark Section
    Mumbai
    India
    October 13, 2017
    After Dark
  • Kaohsiung Film festival, International Short Film Competition
    Kaohsiung
    Taiwan
    October 20, 2017
    Short Film Competition
  • Morbido Film Fest, International Short Film Selection 2017
    Mexico city
    Mexico
    October 29, 2017
  • Stockholm International Film Festival, Short Film Competition
    Stockholm
    Sweden
    November 11, 2017
    European Premere
    Short Film Competition
  • Seoul Independent Film Festival
    Seoul
    Korea, Republic of
    December 2, 2017
    Official Competition
  • Colorado Dragon Film Festival
    Denver
    United States
    March 4, 2018
  • Russian International Horror Film Awards
    Moscow, Moscow
    Russian Federation
    March 29, 2018
  • Asian Film Festival of Dallas
    Dallas, Texas
    United States
    July 20, 2018
    Late Night Shorts
  • 12th Film Festival for Woman's rights
    Seoul
    Korea, Republic of
    September 14, 2018
  • Lublin Film Festival
    Lublin
    Poland
    November 4, 2018
  • Tampere Film Festival
    Tampere
    Finland
    March 8, 2019
    Horror Section
Distribution Information
  • Owl Pictures
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
  • Film Dabin
    Distributor
    Country: Korea, Republic of
Director Biography - Soo Young Kim

Kim Sooyoung studied film at Korea National University of Arts in the School of Film, TV and Multimedia. Kim wrote and directed many shorts and won prizes at various film festivals. As Kim has several shorts that she’s written under her belt, she is set to direct a feature film.
"Superpower Girl" (2017, 24min)
"School Battle" (2016, 11min)
"We Fly High" (2011, 19min)
"Top Gol Park Incident" (2008, 16min)
"Summer Sleep" (2005, 18min)

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Director Statement

In Korea, college exam is the most horrible thing for most of high school students. They study all day long for every day. When I recall my high school years it is almost memory of nightmare. Sometimes I had good memories with my friends but some rest of memories were bad. The college exam made us as a monster or zombie. Teachers gave big stress for students. If someone couldn’t overcome this stressful situation, sometimes it happened to be them killed by themselves. I wanted to make my film with darkness of high school years that I felt. Superpower Girl is a grotesque fantasy related with Korean school reality.