Shinyeong Park (Shin)
An injured magpie finds himself in the Dark Forest, the battlefield of the two opposing forces.
Not only must the magpie escape out of the forest with the last tiger, but he must also survive on a land full of dangers.
NOTE: Because the production of this film is in progress, the duration is the work-in-progress video clip’s length instead of a full film.
Country of production: South Korea, Canada
Duration: 1min 52s
Media: 2D Digital animation
Genre: Adventure, war
Film by Shinyeong Park (Shin)
Sound Design by Jocelyn Geo Tang
Music by Hyeonji Im (E3)
Re-recording mix by Doug Paterson, mixed at Big World Sound
Cleanup & Colouring Assistance by Angela Almero, Andrea Chiang, Rachel Liu
“As a 1.5 generation immigrant of Canada, my knowledge of Korean history remains from the 5th grade elementary level of formal education of Korea. One of the historical events that still affect my cultural background is the Division of Korea and the Korean War (1950-1953) which still continues today without an official declaration of the end of the war.“
“With its title derived from the demilitarized zone (DMZ), my intention with the film is to portray that bitter history set in the DMZ that surrounds the border between North and South Korea. This zone of untouched nature has 101 endangered species native to the Korean peninsula. But, it also has barbed-wire fences confining any wildlife in that space. The space full of past war’s legacy, landmines, guard posts, and soldiers on surveillance who were once one nation.”