Vaudeville 2005 (South Korea/U.S., 5 minutes, color) Director: Chansoo Kim
Chansoo Kim pays tribute to his grandparents in his interpretive animated film, Vaudeville. In this highly personal history of 1930s Korea, Kim uses a surreal setting and metaphorical incidents to illustrate a time when sentimental pop songs and crude comedy shows masked the adversity and impassable walls Koreans faced while under Japanese occupation. He worked long hours on the 2D animation, which took a year and a half to complete.
Chansoo Kim is an animator based in Los Angeles. He had worked as a graphic designer in Seoul, Korea for five years when he decided to pursue his passion from childhoood.
Kim studied animation in the University of Southern California, and produced short animated films using various techniques. His films, Woman in the Attic and Floating gained critical attention through the festival circuit. His new film, Vaudeville is currently touring the festivals.