Experiencing Interruptions?

I'm here, too

Short stop-motion animation reflecting personal story of growing up with abusive household where mental condition was remained as secret.

  • Eunsoo Jeong
    Couch and Potatoes
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 5, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    400 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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Director Biography - Eunsoo Jeong

Eunsoo Jeong is a local artist living in Koreatown, Los Angeles. Born in South-Korea, she immigrated to San Francisco in 2001 at age 13. After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Animation/Illustration program at San Jose State University, she headed down to Los Angeles to pursue her career in the animation industry.

She now focuses on artworks that represent herself and the issues that speak to her personally. She works in a multi-visual format including: illustration, sculpture, and short animation. You can easily spot her in local cafes, bookstores, and on the LA-Metro with her sketchbook and her bike. She welcomes connections on IG: @madeinkorea1988, @koreangry

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Director Statement

I find beauty in broken fragments and imperfection. I feel comforted by used and old objects that are broken, forgotten, paused, abandoned, or thrown away. I often take things apart and re-organize those “fragments” by color and materials. It feels so natural for me to visualize how I want to these pieces in my art. I like to experiment with different mediums and I love the process of trial-and-error.

Growing up as an asian immigrant in the United States and as an undocumented- unaccompanied minor, I learned to adapt and be resourceful under many circumstances. Since the election, I have been compelled to concentrate on what makes me move and what makes me angry. I wanted to open up about my personal childhood experience in this short film. I am still haunted by nightmares and I often feel scared in situations with loud and violent sounds.

As I was researching more about the experience, I learned about studies and statistics of Abuse in Asian families. It gave me mixed feeling of relief (that I'm not the only one with the experience) and sadness (despite the high volume of abuse in asian families, we still do not discuss it within our communities) and thought that I would like to add those statistics to raise more awareness.