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Si

Thomas Kim

After a baseball game, an Asian-American boy navigates microaggression with his friends through seemingly innocent jokes and games.

In Si, director Thomas Percy Kim captures something so incredibly difficult to express, with acute precision and beauty: the feeling of being an outsider. No heavy-handed politics in this film. Just a series of subtle, authentic moments in the life of Si, an Asian American high school kid in an all-White town. Kim is a masterful director, with a deep understanding of both the story and the language of cinema. I can’t recommend this short enough. — Kath T (Programmer)

DETAILS

CATEGORY

Drama

RUNTIME

9 min

COUNTRY

USA

LANGUAGE

English

TAGS

Drama, Social Justice/Human Rights

DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHY

Inspired by the nature of hoarders, Thomas Percy Kim started working on his first stop-motion animated short film TREJUR at the age of 14. By 17, it was complete and went on to receive over $11k in cash rewards from festivals and organizations such as the National Youngarts Foundation. Thomas was awarded the Harry Winston Brilliant Futures award that year. Currently, at 19 years-old, Thomas premiered, “Si”, starring Ki Hong Lee (MAZE RUNNER, UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT), and is in development for a feature while attending USC for Film Production.

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Playing as a part of

SHOWTIME

Drive-in Theater

August 21, 2020

Doors open at 6:30 pm

Screening at 8:30 pm


At Brandeis Bardin Campus, Simi Valley

1101 Pepper Tree Ln, Brandeis (Simi Valley) CA 93064


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CREDITS

Director: Thomas Kim


Producers: Ashley Chu, Thomas Kim, Will Noyce


Writer: Thomas Kim


Cinematographer: Will Noyce


Production Designer: Burke Hutchinson


Costume Designer: Christina Piccione


Sound Designer: William Storkson


Original Score: August Mesarchik


Cast: Ki Hong Lee, Rollin Atkinson

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