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Sea Child

Minha KIM / Jacob THOMAS / Islay BELL-WEBB

Animated short film [South Korea / France / United Kingdom]

This work is the story of a young girl called Sora, who discovers her sexuality in a dark and oppressive world. On the verge of womanhood, Sora is awoken by a nightmare and decides to follow a group of men into the city in the hope of finding her mom. The animation was created using stop motions hand-painted with calligraphy ink in order to express Sora’s fear and the nuances of character movements.
(7 min. 24 sec.)

©National Film and Television School 2015
Director: Minha Kim, Producer: Jacob Thomas, Script: Islay Bell-Webb, Production designer: Dan Warren, Cinematographer: Sverre Sørdal, Sound Designer: John Cohen, Composer: Antonio Nardi, Key cast: Rachel Park, Sohhee Kim, Se-jung Shin


Minha KIM

South Korea

Born in 1989 in South Korea, KIM is a filmmaker currently developing two animated shorts and a feature.

( 2016 )



Born in France. Lives in the United Kingdom. Producer.

( 2016 )


United Kingdom

Born in United Kingdom. A scriptwriter.

( 2016 )

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