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Just a boy

An inspring film about a Korean teen trying to adjust to American living while burdened by the old-fashioned ideals of his strict parents.

  • Angela Koh
  • Angela Koh
  • Angela Koh
  • Kang Kim
    Key Cast
  • K. Kevin Choi
    Key Cast
    "Yong Su"
  • Cindy Choi
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 23, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Angela Koh

Angela went to Purdue University for her BA and she majored in broadcasting journalism. As for her masters, she studied Entertainment law as well as Film/TV producing. She worked in Fox West sports for several years, and she is now in the process of making her short turned into a feature.

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Director Statement

I shot this film to raise the awareness that it is ok not to be ok, and it is ok to ask for help, when needed. Mental illnesses should not be a taboo subject as it is in Korea as well as many other countries. It is heartbreaking to see that Korea (where I am originally from) has one of the highest suicidal rate, and the common reason is due to depression, and those who are getting treated is only 15% due to stigma attached.

In addition, I also wanted to highlight the difference between parents and children's showing loves using my own personal experiences; growing up as 1.5 generation living in overseas.

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