The Starry Forest

Fireflies only live in valleys with 1st class pure water and are therefore called 'pure nature indicating creatures.' However, they are becoming extinct due to recent environmental destructions, the widespread of artificial lights, and etc. By focusing on the various creatures that spend the four seasons along the stream of Geum river, located in South Choongcheong province, where primitive nature is still well preserved and by capturing the twinkling and the ecology of the Unmunsan fireflies, the Luciola lateralis, and the Lychnuris rufas in high definition images.

  • JinYoung Yoon
  • DongHyun Lee
  • HanSeok Kim
  • HyoJin Kim
    Key Cast
  • ByeongHo Shin
  • JaeJun Hwang
  • Yoomi Lee
  • SeungMin Jeong
    2D Graphic
  • JaeYoung Jeong
    Title Design
  • SeolWhee Lee
  • KaYoung Song
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Byeollaerin Sup
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature, Television
  • Genres:
    Endangered Spicies, Firefly, ecoactivity, Environmental Sustainability & Diversity
  • Runtime:
    50 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 20, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital UHD
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Best Program of the month
    Korea, Republic of
    Grandprix at local TV documentary section
  • WCFF, Wildlife Conservation Film Festival
    United States
    October 13, 2022
    International Premiere
  • China Dragon Awards
    November 29, 2022
Distribution Information
  • KBS Media
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - JinYoung Yoon

He joined KBS in 2004 and has directed programs mainly environmental documentary.
Environmental Special, Smart Consumer Report, Late-Night Discussion, Cultural Bookmark, Pope Francis' Visit to Korea Pope Broadcasting Planning Group, Yeosu Expo Broadcasting Planning Team, Turtle Nuus (local), Current affairs N trending man (local)

[Award history]
KBS Excellent Program Award: 2008~2021, 7 times
<Good Program of the Month Award> 2021 by Korea Communications Standards Commission
<PD of the Month Award> 2021 by Korean PD Association
<Local TV Program Grand Prize> 2018, 2021 by Broadcasting Culture Promotion Association

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Director Statement

The life of a firefly resembles that of a director who produces a documentary. Fireflies are born from tiny eggs and spend a year as larvae in nature infested with natural enemies. When they become adults, they mate within a short period of just 10 days, leaving offspring and ending their hard life.
The documentary <Starry Forest>, which was released after nearly two years of production from planning to shooting and editing, contains many difficulties and joys. Last year, the festival of brilliant lights of fireflies that filled the forest was suddenly over one day, and I was embarrassed and frustrated as the habitat of the fireflies was washed away as the firefly's habitat was washed away due to torrential rain. Even after going through many crises, he came down to the forest again and admired nature's ability to recover and wonder as he saw the fireflies that made the festival of light.