SHORTS COMPETITION

KIN

Director: Deborah Kim

Co-Director: Jacobi Hollingshed

KIN or (킨) is a short film that tells the story of 21 year old Afro-Korean Jake. Jake's African-American mother sends him to Korea soon after he turns 16 in hopes that he will learn more about his "other" culture and finally meet his Korean father.  Five years later, Jake still remains confused about his identity, relationship with his father, and struggles with feeling isolated in the homogeneous society of Korea.

Deborah Kim is a Korean-American filmmaker and videographer living in New York. She is currently working as a freelance videographer and as an intern at Frame Photographics, while finishing up her B.A. in Film and Aesthetics at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Studies.

Jacobi Hollingshed is a film, television, and stage actor based in Atlanta. He is represented by Stewart Talent Atlanta. He is a native of Gainesville, FL, but has lived in Atlanta for the majority of his life. 

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