Arrival: A Short Film by Alex Myung
Directed by Alex Myung
A true coming of age story, ARRIVAL follows one boy’s journey into adulthood, and the complicated relationships that go with it. It begins with a boy growing up with his mother in the countryside, who then journeys into the big city to follow his dreams. All the while, the two communicate by sending polaroids back and forth to each other, sharing their now completely different lives. Along the way, he meets another boy with whom he is determined to share his life with. The main character becomes stuck in a cycle of indifference, rather than standing up and coming out to his mother. The story of the film pulls from Myung’s past relationships. It portrays a uniquely modern LGBTQ couple, exploring the highs and lows that come with feeling guilty for loving the right person.
Alex Myung was adopted from South Korea and raised in Albany, New York. In 2005, he moved to NYC where he graduated from the School of Visual Arts. His first animated short film, JUXTAPOSED (2009), focused on his adoption. Myung has spent the past seven years working as a Tech Designer for companies such as Tiffany’s, Diane von Furstenberg, DKNY, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Alexander Wang.
Executive Producers: John Compton, John Truex, Eric P. Sherman
Producer: Amy Benaroya
Director: Alex Myung
Writer: Alex Myung
Animator: Alex Myung
Composer: Upright T-Rex
Shorts Programs / 95 minsThe only thing that matters, is just following your heart, and eventually you’ll finally make it right. These films involve individuals breaking the rules, defying expectations, and trying to find their place in a world they believe they don’t belong to. Young hearts, be free tonight. — Kirby Peñafiel