Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Today I read a very interesting article on Cinematical. The whole article was essentially about whether the term documentary should be dropped because of its social stigma. When people ask me if I am a big fan of documentaries, I have to be honest, I'm not. I love all different sorts of movies but I couldn't say that documentary is my favorite genre. However, it is by far one of the most powerful genres when done correctly. In thinking about this in relation to Going Home, I feel as though I sought out to make a movie that didn't abide by so-called "conventional" standards or procedures of documentaries. I wanted to make a film that I would want to see myself. In the strictest sense, Going Home is still a documentary no question. But I think it falls into a category which hasn't been clearly defined in my mind. Going Home is a documentary with a narrative sensibility... I will leave it at that...

- Jason

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Fitting In

To a certain extent, I think it's important to fit in. I don't mean this is a "conformist" way but rather it's important to find a place in which one feels comfortable. Whether it's a group of friends, a larger community, or even an area. There are so many ways that someone can identify ones' self. I think it's important to figure this out for yourself and not seek acceptance everywhere.

Growing up, I never wanted to be a part of the Korean culture and embrace my heritage but by choice I wanted to as I grew older. Obviously, this is a personal choice and is one of the many ways I am comfortable identifying myself as.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Featured in KoreAm Journal's March 2009 issue!

- KoreAm Journal

This is our first English press outside of Emerson College! KoreAm Journal is a popular monthly magazine for Korean Americans in the US. www.koreamjournal.com

Press and PR

It's very exciting to be getting all of our recent press. There is definitely a huge community and a much larger audience that seems to be interested in Going Home than just Korean Adoptees. Some people have started to ask me if it is weird that so much of my personal life is being published. Going into this process from the very beginning I knew that I would have to anticipate sharing intimate things about myself. I'm just glad that people have been able to identify with the themes and emotions of our film in their daily lives.

- Jason

Friday, March 13, 2009

New York

It has almost been a year since I moved to Los Angeles. I can't believe it. Time has flown by. When people ask me where I'm from, I always say New York.

I wonder at what point someone can consider a new place where they live their home.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Featured in The Korea Times on March 2, 2009!

GOING HOME featured in The Korea Times newspaper on Monday, March 2, 2009!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Featured in The Korea Times newspaper today - March 2, 2009!

GOING HOME is featured in The Korea Times newspaper today! If you're in the Los Angeles area, pick up a copy at your local newsstand!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Featured in the Korea Daily newspaper on Feb. 21, 2009!

GOING HOME was featured in The Korea Daily newspaper on Saturday, Feb. 21st, 2009! This is our first big news piece and we're so excited that the word about the film is getting out!