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UFO Sketch

This film introduces Professor MAENG Sunglyul at Woosuk University, the author of UFO Syndrome and a scientist researching into unidentified flying objects. That he is criticized for seeking enjoyment in challenging times reveals the ambivalent gaze of the public towards his study of UFOs. As an explorer of the unknown, he doubts the existence of UFOs, while at the same time considering uncharted or undiscovered territories beyond those defined by mainstream science. In the same vein, the film makes no attempt to draw quick conclusions about UFOs. Rather, it calmly conveys moments of communion between scientific approaches and people’s curiosity of the unknown. Now, it’s time to draw a sketch of UFOs.

  • Jeanwook Kim
  • Jeanwook Kim
  • Jeanwook Kim
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    SciFi, comedy, drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 23 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 29, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    100,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 2k
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • 12th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival
    Gyeonggi-do, Goyang City
    Korea, Republic of
    September 18, 2020
  • 21th JEONJU International Film Festival
    Jeonju city
    Korea, Republic of
    May 30, 2020
    World Premiere
    Korean cinema
  • 12nd Cinefantasy
    São Paulo
    September 9, 2021
    International Premimre
    official selection
  • 7th Chuncheon Film Festival
    Chuncheon city
    Korea, Republic of
    October 8, 2020
    Official selection
Distribution Information
  • MANO Entertainment
    Country: Korea, Republic of
    Rights: Theatrical, Paid TV
  • Studio8 (email: video.8@gmail.com)
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights, Internet, Video on Demand, Pay Per View, Hotel, Airline, Ship, Theatrical, Video / Disc, Free TV, Console / Handheld Device
Director Biography - Jeanwook Kim

He earned an M.F.A. degree in film production from the Korea National University of Arts in 2005. Since 2005, he has been working as a Cinematographer . Currently, he is also teaching cinematography at the Korea National University of Arts as an adjunct professor.
In 2016, he established a film company 'Studio 8' and started making independent film in Seoul

His real name is Kim Hong-min and Kim Jean-wook is his pen name.

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Director Statement

The world we live in is changing rapidly, and the virus is causing global panic.
In a situation, we have no choice but to shrink and narrow our horizons. And the despair of being stuck in a week's routine.
I feel something. And in a limited environment of meeting, he only interacts with people who have similar ideas and information.
There is a growing tendency to interact. In fact, the algorithms on the web that we contact non-face-to-face are similar in politics.
It is also a recent issue that blocks them with enemy tendencies and tastes.
People living in these environments are deprived of the opportunity to draw their own meaningful maps.

In this situation, I would like to make it meaningful to have a chance to talk to people with completely different imaginations.
A transcendent being, imagination of a different world, looking at ourselves coldly.
I think I can draw my own map while looking forward to the unknown future with more relaxed.

The film is a record of a trip to meet strangers who say they have met strange things from different worlds.
The tour guide is Dr. Maeng Sung-ryul, and I hope the audience will enjoy the movie with the excitement of the trip.
(The beings introduced in the film never hurt the audience. )
I hope the audience who came out of the movie gets a good inspiration.