A student filmmaker struggles to write an original story, so until he writes one he locks himself in his room.

  • Jedi Kang
  • Jedi Kang
  • Jedi Kang
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Drama
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 5, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Language:
    English, Korean
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University at Buffalo
Director Biography - Jedi Kang

Born in America raised in Korea, stuck in between cultures and named after my dad's favorite fictional profession (Jedi), somehow I feel that filmmaking is my calling but realistically I am giving things too much meaning. Just a Korean American ex military (Korean Army cook...) current media studies student in Buffalo, NY.

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Director Statement

As a university student trying to make short films in a social distancing era, I found it very challenging to get actors. So I decided to film myself and reflect on my current situation of being a wanna be film maker. The main theme of this short is the self portrait with a monkey inside my head. I feel strongly that my process of coming up with an idea for a film is very much like a monkey throwing feces on a wall. To portray the creative process I became the locked monkey in my head until I could come up with a usable idea. Somewhat fictional somewhat documentary, this is my life as a beginner student filmmaker.