Kickstarter For Film About Wigs & Music

Alumni Artist Event

Kickstarter For Film About Wigs & Music

Genre 
Film
Music
Visual Arts

Alum J.Y. Chun (CC '14) has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a film called COVER that she wrote, directed, produced, and starred in. COVER is about persona and perception. Currently funded 66%, the campaign needs your help to pull through post-production! Interested in wigs, music, or pottery? The film follows a mysterious pianist who wears different wigs, assuming various personas.

Kickstarter campaign link: http://kck.st/2y3FvaI Project: COVER is a short film about how we see others and ourselves. It’s an indie passion project shot primarily in Brooklyn. The film was inspired by a conversation I had with my mother about hair loss and alopecia. The film explores the themes of identity and perception. How do others perceive you differently, based on the way you look, consciously present yourself, or somehow "come off"? In what ways do you shift into different roles or wear various social masks? If identity is a fluid concept, what "essence" defines you?

Synopsis: A struggling sculptor and wig-wearing pianist keep running into each other. When he goes searching for the music that breaks his creative block, he follows her colorful trail and soon discovers that there is more than meets the eye.

Campaign: In order to complete the film, we launched a Kickstarter campaign last week. We've been off to a very strong start – passed the halfway mark in the first 4 days – but there's still some distance to go. If you could help support us by contributing or helping spread the word, anything would be greatly appreciated and not go unnoticed!

Kickstarter campaign link: http://kck.st/2y3FvaI

Website: https://www.covershortfilm.com 

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/239161389

You can also follow us here:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Covershortfilm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/covershortfilm/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cover_shortfilm/

Director Bio: Jeong yun Chun (writer-director, producer, actor) was born in Seoul and raised in Brooklyn. While majoring in Film Studies at Columbia University, ΦBK, magna cum laude, she interned at production companies and with music editor, Suzana Peric (THE LORD OF THE RINGS, THE PIANIST, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS). For her senior essay on Herzog's NOSFERATU, J.Y. received the 2014 Andrew Sarris Memorial Award for Film Criticism. In 2012 and 2013 she received the German Consular Book Award. In 2009 she won the Phillips Exeter Concerto Competition for Rachmaninov's 2nd, and in 2008 the Lamont Younger Poets’ Award. Upon graduation, J.Y. was recommended to the Academy for film music. Her last performance was in Multistages’ The Future is Female Festival (Lorca Peress, dir.). She also likes 8-ball, wheat beer, and Keanu. Her current favorite film is A Short Film About Killing.