NYWIFT Member Jeong Yun Chun is the writer-director, producer, and actor in the short film Cover, a project that is now currently crowdfunding.A mysterious girl who wears different wigs runs into a sculptor struggling with creative block. Due to her various personas, he fails to recognize her. After a long dry spell, the sculptor hits a breakthrough when he overhears a haunting piece of music. He begins hunting down the piece and pianist – to no avail. When he comes across a piano book, he is unable to decipher the color-coded music, but he finds her phone number. The two meet face-to-face in a tense interrogation. She remains unsure who he is – until his cover breaks.
Cover is a short film about how we see others and ourselves. The film explores the themes of identity and perception. What makes others perceive you differently, depending on the way you look, seem, or appear to be? In what ways do you shift into various social roles or "masks" in your daily life? The creative team's hope is that Cover will ask you to take a second look at a character who looks like one thing, but does another.
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Check out the coverage on the short film on Film Courage, Film Shortage, and The Director List!Jeong yun Chun was born in Seoul and raised in Brooklyn. While majoring in Film Studies at Columbia University, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, she interned at production companies and with Suzana Peric (music editor of The Lord of the Rings, The Pianist, Moonrise Kingdom, etc). For her senior thesis on Herzog’s Nosferatu J.Y. won the 2014 Andrew Sarris Memorial Award for Film Criticism. In 2012 and 2013 she received the German Consular Book Award. In 2009 she won the Phillips Exeter Concerto Competition for Rachmaninov's 2nd, and in 2008 the Lamont Younger Poets’ Award. Upon graduation, J.Y. was recommended to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for film music. She is a Next Wave member of NYWIFT. Her last stage performance was in Multistages’ The Future is Female Festival.
The deadline to donate is Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 11 AM EST.
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Last updated: Nov. 9, 2017