Directed by Cullan Bruce
Quiet spinster Jeong-Eun’s strained relationship with her mother reaches an apex. Hope of escape comes when her long absent brother returns as a pious missionary. An unbearable dinner reunion is interrupted by a cryptic phone call to the brother, sending him into a panic. In confidence to Jeong-Eun, he reveals himself as a sham, too far in debt to a sadistic gambling den bent on body mutilation. Jeong-Eun promises to clear his debt on the condition he takes care of their mother. She then abandons her passive nature, and tip toes past her own moral line.
Cullan was born in Texas.
He did not graduate high school.
He now lives in Burbank.
Director: Cullan Bruce
Producer: Chris Lee
Writers: Cullan Bruce, Chris Lee
Cinematographer: Lucas D. Miller
Editor: Cullan Bruce
Production Design: Ester Song Kim
Music: Cullan Bruce
Cast: Chris Lee, Edward Hong, Linda Yim, Jen Yim, William Crespo, Joshua Han
Shorts Programs / 92 minsWe’ll be just fine, pretending we’re not, we’re far from lonely, and it’s all that we’ve got. Whether in the city, or the suburbs, these stories behind and front of the camera showcases families in their elements; antagonizing, struggling, overcoming, supporting, and loving. — Kirby Peñafiel