Private Project

Aragon Alley

James, an American contractor, on a routine business trip to South Korea, starts to experience disturbances in his waking life and in his dreams. As he begins to lose his grip on reality, he realizes that there is more to his surroundings than he previously thought.

Real change starts from within.

  • Xavier Lee (Emil Lewis)
  • Xavier Lee (Emil Lewis)
  • Se Eun Kwon
  • Mark Gabenski
    Key Cast
  • Melina Demir
    Key Cast
  • Jenny Kim
    Key Cast
    "Shia Park"
  • Paul Han
    Key Cast
    "Jin Woo Park"
  • Sullae Min
    Key Cast
  • George Francis
    Key Cast
    "Jay Brus"
  • Charlotte Hussein
    Key Cast
  • Christopher Baldwin
    Key Cast
  • Tanner Reeh
    Key Cast
  • Aaron Maddox
    Key Cast
  • Simon Biggerstaff
    Key Cast
  • Scott Blochowiak
    Key Cast
    "Voice of consciousness "
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature
  • Genres:
    Horror, Thriller, Drama
  • Runtime:
    57 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 21, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Korea, Republic of
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Sony A7 RII
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Director Biography - Xavier Lee (Emil Lewis)

Xavier Lee has managed to tell compelling stories on a tight budget. He produces, directs and edits his own films.

Xavier Lee has been employed by various leaders and organizations to produce educational, informative and event videos.

He has built various channels on social media platforms, such as Youtube. Through educational and entertaining videos, he managed to get an audience of over 50,000 subscribers and his media has garnered over 20 million views. Also he has acted as the video director in several productions, with the latest being "Dancing with your soul" a yearly event hosted by Jhonaton Dance Company.

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Director Statement

This film is based on a few of my experiences while living in South Korea. I wanted to accurately portray what one would see, hear and feel when in the middle of the darker side of Korean's nightlife. This film is meant to be more than a story - I wanted it to be a visual and auditory experience that captures the raw of emotion of residing somewhere where you don't quite fit in. As a result - this movie is sometimes non-linear in nature.

In addition, I wanted show the effects of globalization - how a person can be in a foreign culture and can be completely oblivious to their surroundings - only seeing it through their own biased map - ignoring anything that doesn't match their beliefs. These days, due to technology and certain businesses catering to Americans and other foreigners in South Korea - one could live in Korea long term without ever needing to learn the language or culture.

This movie also explores the human conscientiousness and how we can fool ourselves into what we think reality is.

I hope you enjoy this film. It has been a long, exciting, sometimes difficult, yet rewarding process to complete this project. I hope that through this film, you can be transported to a part of the world that only a few have ever seen.


Xavier Lee