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When I was Young I Danced like Crazy

Pain and even music are irrelevant to Gisang lee, a chef who quit his job to pursue his love of dancing.

  • Will Suen
  • Gisang Lee
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 23, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
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  • Language:
    English, Korean
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  • Student Project:
  • Antenna Documentary Film Festival
    October 16, 2016
  • Sydney Festival
    January 23, 2016
    Sydney Premiere
Director Biography - Will Suen

William brings a diverse creative background to his filmmaking.

As a young student, he discovered photography, sound and digital media. He went on to study Fine Arts at UNSW Art and Design, which was furthered by studies in directing at the Australian Film Television & Radio School.

He has worked as an augmented reality designer for fashion and lifestyle magazines. As a video artist, he has worked with local electronic musicians. His work has been broadcast on television as well as screened at festivals such as Antenna Documentary Film Festival and Sydney Festival.

It is through these experiences that William continues to push his creative process, which aim to unite abstract ideas with a bold cinematic language.

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Director Statement

It was 5am on a cold winter morning, Gisang Lee hadn’t slept. He was still intoxicated from the night before and surprised that I actually turned up at his doorstep like I said I would. I asked him to take off his shirt and taped microphones to his chest. He was to dance to nothing but the sound of his breath. We kept going round after round for hours on end, little did he know that my intention was to film his body drop to exhaustion.

This is the boy who danced like crazy.