(Foto: Katti Jisuk Seo, Su Jin Song, Seung Hyun Chong)
A huge double big Dankeschön to Korea Stiftung for screening our crowdfunding teaser and collecting donations for our film at their cinema event this summer in Hamburg!
The Korea Stiftung, a charitable foundation for cultural exchange between Korea and Germany, screened Seung Hyun Chong's short film GET UP and Su Jin Song's documentary TWO HEARTBEATS at Lichtmesskino in Hamburg. Both films show us German-Koreans in Germany dealing with their two cultural backgrounds.
We were very happy about the invitation by the Korea Stiftung to show our crowdfunding teaser of HOW ABOUT HAVING A FASCINATION OF MIND and to share our thoughts on bicultural identities with the other German-Korean filmmakers and the audience.
We even found two surprising connections between Su Jin's and our documentary: One of her protagonists is one of our wonderful musicians, Bo-Sung, telling her story how she discovered Korean traditional music for herself. Another one of her protagonists, Stefan, was a big help for our crowdfunding campaign as he was our super hero who brought the 2nd and 3rd Edition of Funny Korean Socks from Seoul to Berlin.
The Korea Stiftung didn't only give us the opportunity to introduce HOW ABOUT HAVING A FASCINATION OF MIND to a new audience but also collected money to support us. Thanks to the Korea Stiftung's great help and their amazing audience in Hamburg we gained another 450 Euros which will pay for animations of our 4th part 'Korea's Sleep To Go.'
Another enrichment of the evening: Matthias, one our supporters in Hamburg, widened our view on crowdfunding. He told us how he supported Seung Hyun's crowdfunding campaign for GET UP: Matthias wanted to quit smoking back then and promised his friends that every 5 Euros that they would give to Seung Hyun's film, would oblige Matthias to non-smoking for a whole day. Matthias' friends bought 24 non-smoking days. May this story inspire us – if you would like to make your friends support your favorite crowdfunding project, link their support to one of your personal life goals.
Greetins from our editing rooms in Berlin (Katti) and Nicaragua (Finnja) where we are putting together our insights on poop, small faces and DVD Bangs.
Learn more about our Korea Project HOW ABOUT HAVING A FASCINATION OF MIND here: https://www.startnext.com/korea-fascination