‘Someone Else’ to Premiere at the Miami International Film Festival

by REERA YOO | @reeraboo

Korean American indie film Someone Else will be making its world premiere at the Miami International Film Festival on March 13 at 7 p.m.

Written and directed by Nelson Kim, Someone Else is a surreal drama that explores some aspects of the Korean American male identity. The film centers on Jamie (Aaron Yoo), a young, straight-laced Korean American law student who is hungry for a more exciting lifestyle.

When Jamie visits his decadent playboy cousin, Will (Leonardo Nam), in New York City, he finds himself pursuing desires his reserved self had never dared to explore before, including getting involved with an alluring girl named Kat (Jackie Chung). However, tensions between the two cousins fester, and Jamie’s journey to recreate his self-identity takes a dark turn.

“On the surface, this was a story about the conflict between two very different young men, but I knew I was really writing about different sides of my own character,” Kim said in a statement. “Looking back on my twenties, I saw that there was a quarrel inside myself similar to the split between Jamie and Will, between the … dutiful conformist and the free spirit.”

Someone Else marks Kim’s feature film debut. As the film prepares to enter the film festival circuit, Kim has launched a Kickstarter campaign with the goal of $25,000 to help raise funds for travel, a theatrical run and distribution through DVDs and Video on Demand platforms. The campaign ends on March 11.

You can watch the film’s Kickstarter video below:

To learn more about the cast and filmmakers of Someone Else, visit the film’s Kickstarter page or Facebook page.

You can buy tickets for film’s premiere at the Miami International Film Festival here.


Featured image courtesy of Nelson Kim