A Kernel will be a fiction short film directed by Gideon Soohwan Hwang.
Our film begins with Jacob, an admirable old man, getting shot by a stranger on the street. After his sudden death, his son Peter believing that his life in the violent underworld has led his father to death, tries to run away from the tragic moment rather than face it. Rachel, Jacob’s wife/Peter’s mom, then asks her nephew John to observe Peter and prevent him from taking part in something dangerous. In this process of tracing evidences, John incidentally discovers that Jacob had huge plans for missionary work for those in poverty, when he was alive.
Peter, having blamed himself and everything around him, has a turning point at his father’s funeral, where such things as “black clothes,” “sadness,” or “tears” are strictly prohibited according to Jacob’s will. Rather than finding the criminal and avenging Jacob’s murder, Jacob’s family decides to serve what Jacob planned when he was alive. Jacob’s tragic death turns out to be fruitful after all, because it makes all family members stronger and enables them to move on to live a better life.
WHAT ARE WE AIMING FOR?
We all have obstacles in our lives. But we also have a “kernel” within ourselves. It is our decision to either:
Blame the situation given to us
- OR –
Use the hardships as opportunities to become stronger and more mature, and to start growing a kernel.
Once they pass, we become able to gain new perspectives to look at our lives in a more positive light and be thankful for what’s given to us. It is definitely a very difficult process but we want to remind you that the pains you’re having can actually turn into a kernel that promises the glittering future through our film, A Kernel.
A kernel is grown up from a single bible verse, which is John 12:24:“Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.”
YOU CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN !
Our team really wants to be a consolation to everyone who will be watching A Kernel in any possible way through our film, and to make this happen, we NEED YOUR HELP. We deeply appreciate any amount you can help with and it will be great encouragement to us. We want to raise $5,000 before producing this film in January 2013, which also will prepare us to edit, score, and submit our film into film festivals. The money will be used for:
· Hiring Crews
· Dress & Props
· Location Fees
· Rent Film Equipments
WHAT YOU WILL GET
We appreciate your help and it’s truly priceless to us. Therefore we’re offering perks including:
· Limited edition funder DVDs or Blu-ray discs.
OTHER VARIOUS WAYS YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE
· Please like A Kernel on FACEBOOK!
· Please share our Indiegogo link on SNS (Facebook, Tweeter, etc)
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us @
We’ll be grateful to answer any questions and have a chat with you!
Thank you very much for your support and Please help us GROW A MEANINGFUL KERNEL. God bless you all.