Sedae - A Story of Stories
My name is Aurélien Lainé and I am the producer of the documentary "Sedae". Alongside Daniel, the director, I am excited to start this campaign to gather the funds for production.
Who we are:
We are a team of filmmakers with passion about South Korea and all different set of skills. Want to know more about us? Here:
- Daniel Smukalla is a documentary and narrative filmmaker. He received a Bachelors of Arts in film and video production, with a concentration in cinematography, from Columbia College Chicago. He has worked as a cinematographer with a wide variety of cameras and formats that range from HD, 16mm, 35mm, as well as the latest digital SLR cameras.
- Nathan Oh is from Incheon, currently living in Suwon. He graduated school of pharmacy at Sungkyunkwan university now studies neuropharmacology. He was part of the translation team for “Sedae” for a while until he got pulled in as a full time assistant producer in charge of Korean communication and social services.
- Aurélien Lainé is a Seoul based, French born filmmaker who spent most of his life leaving in different countries such as England, Italy, Australia and New Zealand. He wrote, directed and produced several short films and a comedy web series. He now aiming bigger as a producer with “Sedae Chai” and as a screenwriter with TV Pilots.
- Min Byung Chae is a filmmaker with a wide range of directoral credits. He has directed films, dramas, commercials, as well as music videos. As a co-producer on “Sedae” he looks to learn more about his country and culture.
Since coming to Korea, I have been curious about what Koreans of all ages and backgrounds think about their country and of all of the changes they have experienced with it, and what they think when they see the different generations around them. With this documentary I look to answer these questions.
The Different Generations in Korea
Did you know that there used to be a curfew in South Korea? Not anymore though and the night life in Seoul in vibrant and full of people singing, dancing, playing and shopping.
Korea has a long tradition of music and dance and some people make it a life goal to teach it and keep it alive.
Korea is beautiful and throughout the travels required to make this film, we show all these amazing places. We will update with more videos as the campaign goes on.
- A full day photography class with the director/cinematographer Daniel Smukalla:
- Black and White Photography:
Why it is so Important:
This film is not a commercial project. It is an account of what the people of South Korea went through in the past fifty years and the impact it has on the youth of today. There is no political agenda, economic research or history lecture.
It is a stunning visual experience and an account of human stories..
Finally, it is a non-sided vision of the country. Our external point of view makes us neutral and we don't try to explain what people think. Instead, we let them talk about themselves and it will be you, the audience, that will make your own conclusion.
Can we make it a success?
Yes we can!
Daniel, the director and cinematographer for this film is a trained and experienced Director of Photography with an eye for beauty and excellence. You can see for yourself in the documentary's trailer here:
Aurélien, the producer of the film has completed several projects over the years including short films and a 30 episode web-series. He conducted 2 successful crowdfunding campaigns, one for a short film (on a different platform) and one for the post-production costs of a feature film currently in post-psoduction (Amiss - http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/believe-in-amiss/x/4852445).
Here is his film reel:
The campaign starts here but it spreads everywhere!
We will be running everywhere for this campaign to be successful. We will visit Yonsei university to give a talk and have a Q&A with Business students wanting to learn about South Korea.
We also had an interview on the radio which I will post soon as an audio format.
We will be at the Busan Film Festival in the beginning of October and we might organize a photo exhibition in Seoul with the documentary's photos.
Be a Part of It
Not everyone can help with donations but if you like what you see, if you are interested in documentaries or in South Korea or even both, please share our crowdfunding event with your friends and families.
Above all, if you like human stories and beautiful films, please be a part of this film either by donation the amount of money that you can, or a bit of your time to tell about this to people around you.