Assa

Jin, a hopeful artist, returns to Korea. A quiet witness to the constant hum and flow of Incheon life, she struggles to find her voice. A chance encounter with an enigmatic shopkeeper opens a way in for Jin, but will she take the step?

아싸
/ah sa/
Slang for the English word "outsider," a person who feels they don't belong.
Antonym: 인싸 /in-sa/

  • Alekh Chapman
    Director
  • Marnie Drake
    Director
  • Alekh Chapman
    Writer
  • Marnie Drake
    Writer
  • Kathy Park
    Key Cast
    "Yejin Lee"
  • Jinju Baek
    Key Cast
    "Eunji"
  • Seungmo Koo
    Supporting Cast
  • Damin Kim
    Supporting Cast
  • Emma Kim
    Supporting Cast
  • Marnie Drake
    Producer
  • Alekh Chapman
    Camera
  • Jisun Yu
    Assistant Camera
  • Jinho Choi
    Sound
  • Daejun Lee
    Grip
  • Byunghoon Oh
    Dolly Grip
  • Isabel Byeon
    Production Assistant
  • Theo Lee
    Drawings
  • Kathy Park
    Drawings
  • Alekh Chapman
    Editor, Colorist, Audio Postproduction
  • Kathy Park
    Translations
  • Jinju Baek
    Translations
  • Byunghoon Oh
    Translations
  • ArtFantasia
    Music
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    아싸
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 13, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,700 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Language:
    English, Korean
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Utah
  • 2021 GIFF대학생단편영화제 / U-GIFF Student Film Festival
    Gangneugn 강릉시
    Korea, Republic of
    October 16, 2021
    Korean Premiere
Director Biography - Alekh Chapman, Marnie Drake

Alekh Chapman and Marnie Drake are partner directors who made their debut short film "Assa" together while living in South Korea.

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