Experiencing Interruptions?


Adam is a burnt-out corporate drone. But the monotonous routine he’s always known spirals into a nightmare when a mysterious fungal growth appears in his home.

  • Gilsub Choi
  • Gilsub Choi
  • Adella K. Choi & Gilsub Choi
  • Cory Asinofsky
    Key Cast
  • Robert Aloi
    Key Cast
  • Mattia Palombi
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Horror, Comedy, Surreal
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 31, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Maryland Film Festival
Director Biography - Gilsub Choi

Started as an Assistant Editor at National Geographic Studio, Gil has worked in film over the last 6 years. Most of the time he works for others as an editor, but sometimes he works for himself. He loves making campy surreal movies. His previous shorts films have screened at a multiple international film festivals. Gil currently lives and works in New York City.

Shroom has been screened at 22nd Maryland Film Festival in 2020.

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Director Statement

I've been making a series of short film under the central theme of Karoshi, which means "death from over work". Shroom is the first chapter of the story and it's a dark surreal comedy about a man who is haunted by a mysterious fungi mushroom growing in his home.