Surrendering Nina

"Surrendering Nina" is a narrative short film that portrays the beauty and disorder of modern underground rave culture through the tale of Nina, a part-time bartender who finds herself overindulging in drug use when she meets a new friend named Paige.

  • Jeremy Jung
    Writer Director Producer Editor Composer
  • Brighton Harding
    Associate Producer
  • Samantha Valletta
    Key Cast
    "Nina"
  • Maya Simone
    Key Cast
    "Paige"
  • Aislyn Murray
    Director of Photography
  • Jennifer Barrett
    Production & Costume Designer
  • Alexis Miranda
    Assistant Directors
  • Katherine Kittler
    Assistant Directors
  • Ariana Rahaei
    Hair & Makeup Stylist
  • Maya Gupta
    Set Dresser & Decorator
  • Jack Thomas
    1st Assistant Camera
  • Caleb Brigham
    1st Assistant Camera
  • Sam Azghandi
    2nd Assistant Camera
  • Wesley Diaz
    Additional Photography
  • Megan Massey
    Script Supervisor
  • Kevin Tsai
    Gaffer
  • Talia Zinder
    Key Grip
  • Taylor Butler
    G&E
  • Natalie De Vincentiis
    G&E
  • Derrick Hsiao
    Dolly Grip
  • Brighton Harding
    Dolly Grip
  • Julian Nisenboim
    Production Sound Mixer
  • Qicheng Yang
    Boom Operator
  • Lucas Kosmynka
    Production Assistant
  • Olivia Dalfino
    Production Assistant
  • Aaron Trowbridge
    Craft Services
  • Zack Bellin
    Teamster
  • Natalie Richard
    Behind-The-Scenes
  • Scott Sweitzer
    Colorist
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 26, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    URSA Mini (2K)
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography

Jeremy Jung is a Korean-American filmmaker, music producer, composer, and sound designer based out of Torrance, CA.

Pursuing the ideal middle ground between sound and image, Jeremy takes a profound amount of influence from beyond the boundaries of conventional modern internet culture, previously addressing stigmas of Electronic Dance Music in his short documentary, an Official Selection at the 2019 London Lift-Off Festival, "Generation EDM."

His B.F.A. Thesis Film, "Surrendering Nina," applies his knowledge and passion for sound design and narrative storytelling to illustrate a small glimpse of the underground rave culture in modern society.

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Director Statement

Although rave culture has a long history that is deeply embedded in human agency against cultural norms and conventional popular culture, it also encompasses a prevalent and controversial setting of issues such as drug abuse. Drawing inspiration from my personal experiences, as well as my love for underground rave culture and electronic music, I created this film to address this issue from the perspective of a rave patron named Nina, while also displaying the beauties of the creative and primal freedoms that are expressed in modern rave culture.