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SINGING WITH ANGRY BIRD

Hyewon Jee
KR 2016    57' 87'
⚬ Arts & Culture ⚬ Human Interest 

Synopsis

A popular Korean opera singer started the Banana Children’s Choir in Pune, India. His quick temper earned him a nick-name ‘Angry Bird.’ Frustrated by the lack of support from the parents, the Angry Bird decides to train the parents to sing for a joint concert with their children. Probably the toughest challenge of his life. A journey full of tears and laughters.

Credits

Director

Hyewon Jee

Producer

Sunah Kim

Executive Producers

Wooyong Song, Hyewon Jee

Production Company

Upright Media Company

Cinematography

Sungduk Won, Wooyong Song

Editors

Hyewon Jee, Wonjung Bae

Awards

Best Editing

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2018

Audience Award

Sole Luna Doc Film Festival 2018

Third Prize, International Competition

Kathmandu IMFF 2018

Festivals

IDFA 2016

Tempo Doc Festival 2017

IDFF Millennium Brussels 2017

Zagrebdox 2017

TRT Documentary Awards 2017

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017

Film Details

Runtimes 57' 87'
Spoken Languages English, Marathi, Korean
Production Countries South Korea

Biography

Hyewon Jee is an International Emmy nominated director who has been working in Korean TV industry for over 20 years. She started her career at a prominent documentary production company in 1995 and later briefly worked as a commissioning editor for TV Chosun, a nationwide general broadcasting network. In 2008, she left the network to focus on making stories that are dear to her heart, and established a production company, Upright Media with her producing partner/husband Wooyong Song. She has produced and directed many TV documentaries about culture, history, and human interest stories and won numerous awards. SINGING WITH ANGRY BIRD is her first feature-length documentary.

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