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It’s Look Sunshine
short film, 2019
Director of Photography
The 13th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Fest 2020 (KLEFF) - Best Short Film Nominees
Cannes International Independent Film Festival 2020 (CIIFF) - Semi Finalist
New Filmmakers New York 2020
제 3회 제주 혼듸 독립 영화제  
The 2020 Mystic Film Festival - Best Narrative Film Cinematography


Homepage ︎ http://itslooksunshine.com

(Synopsis)
The main character, Young-eun, lives with her mother, a haenyeo(female divers in the Korean province of Jeju island) diver, in a smal fishing village on Jeju Island. Young-eun, lives an ordinary life until she begins to learn photography from her old friend Seung-hwan. Young-eun uses an eco-friendly photo-development method that uses coffee powder, washing soda, vitamin C powder and seawater instead of conventional film developing chemicals. Young-eun‘s mother has been diving for decades, but recently the amount of conch and sea urchins in the sea have declined; so, she starts diving even during rough weather.
One day, she goes diving on a particularly windy day and gets caught in a discarded net submerged in the sea and drowns. Young-eun is unbearably sad about the accident and moves away from Jeju because she can no longer bear the sight of the sea.
Two years later, Young-eun returns to Jeju for her mother’s death anniversary and meets her old friend Seung-hwan on a beach where he is beachcombing. She has learned to accept her mother’s passing and is beginning to fall back in love with the sea. She decides to begin taking pictures of sea debris on Jeju beaches. Meanwhile, Seung-hwan sets to sea on a boat made of recycled materials to fulfill his dream of finding a giant floating trash island in the Pacific Ocean.

(Purpose of film )
In the title of this movie, "Its look Sunshine," the words “its look” in English have a similar pronunciation to a phrase in Jeju dialect, which we pronounce as, “Eee-Cuh-ruk”. It means "this much." I wanted the film’s viewers to feel what it is like to have the Jeju language in their mouths, so I named it this way.
The mission of this film is to raise awareness that plastic and other unrecyclable materials are pouring into oceans every day, and it is ruining our world. In this story, we highlight how the traditional film development process makes it impossible to break down the residual chemicals or return them to nature. Everyday we use chemicals stronger than the sun without knowing where they come from or where they go.
When these chemicals find their way into the sea, they tend to gather with other unrecyclable materials according to the currents and waves. This compiled human waste forms islands and threatens our oceans for eternity, as it will never break down.
All kinds of daily necessities, from toothbrushes and shoes to fishing nets and Styrofoam buoys, are already adrift in the sea. “Eco-Beach Combing,” a process of clearing beaches from these harmful materials, sets the scene of this tale and adds to the imagination of the potential contribution that humans can have to reversing this global issue.
We are already face to face with the terrible and irreversible repercussions of our actions. If we don't fix our trivial lifestyles starting now, the beauty and power of our oceans will be lost. I hope this film will contribute to making a small change to our gloomy future.


(Cast)
 소선 (So Sun) 
고유나 (Ko Yu-Na)
이예준 (Lee Ye-Jun)
문석범 (Moon Seok-Beom)
현애란 (Hyeon Ae-Ran)
 
(Staff)
Dirctor, Editor  : 김승환 (Kim Seung Hwan)
Production  :  Audioradio Studio
Line PD  :  문환이 (Moon Hwani)
Director of Photography : 전시형 (Jeon Shi-Hyoung)
Art Team  :  김기대 (Kim Gi-dae), 엄아롱 (Um Arong), 에코 오롯 (Eco O Rot)
Mixing :  Dr.Avenue
Music :  조동익 (Jo Dong-Ik) 
















2019, Summer



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