2017 Best Short Film Category - Women Media Arts and Film Festival
2017 Blue Bell Honor Award Nominee - Auburn International Film Festival
2016 Best Short Film – KAFFNY
2016 Best Narrative Short – Melbourne Independent Film Festival
2015 Best Visual Design, UCLA Film Festival
2015 Best Cinematography, UCLA Film Festival

"...the story is as fragile, weird and poetic as director's sensibility." - Alexander Payne, writer/director

""All men are flowers"! Only a woman with a truly beautiful and big heart that knows how to respect and appreciate all the difference can come up with a quote like that!!" - Smile Zhou, writer/director

All Men are Flowers (2015)
TRT: 17 minutes

Kara misses an opportunity to ask out her first high school crush before going away to Korea for the summer. While she mourns her grandfather's recent death in her family's homeland, she receives an ancestral message and steps into her burgeoning womanhood.

2018 Women's International Film & Arts Festival, New York
2017 Festival de Cortos de Bogotá / Bogotá short film festival
2017 Crown Heights Film Festival, Brooklyn
2017 Women Media Arts and Film Festival, Sydney, Australia
2017 Auburn International Film Festival, Sydney, Australia
2017 MICA International Film Festival, Baltimore
2016 Austin Asian Pacific American Film Festival, Texas
2016 Melbourne Independent Film Festival, Florida
2016 New York Korean American Film Festival, New York
2016 Spazio LUM, Lucca, Italy
2016 Blow-up Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival
2016 64th Columbus International Film +Video Festival, Columbus, Ohio.
2016 DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival, Washington D.C.
2016 Los Angeles Asian Pacific American Film Festival, Los Angeles, California.
2015 Opening Night, UCLA Film Festival, Los Angeles, California.

Cast (In Order of Appearance)
Kara: Emily Kim
Santiago: Ismael Salazar
Yunsoo : Joo Hwan Hong
Jun Young : Jun Young Son
Grandfather: Chang Gil Moon
Santiago’s Mom(voice) : Jesica Vasquez

First Assistant Directors:
Ki Taek Kim
Eben Portnoy

Second Assistant Director:
Tiajha Nakahara

Gwen Min Young Kim
Kuiok Park
Myung Hwan Kwon
Lucretia Stinnette

Director of Photography :Iyabo Kwayana

Camera Operators: Andrew Wesman
Christopher Warren

Gaffer: Dong Soon Bahk
Taryn Roraback
Paul Cannon

Editor: Minh Hieu Bui

Sound Mixer/Boom OperatorMark Columbus
Myung Hwan Baek

Music Composer: Kevin Robinson
Sound Designer/Dialogue Editor: Jules Gimbrone

VFX Supervisor: Eben Portnoy


Kim Family, Jack Larson, James Bridges, Edna Han, Yu-Shan Han, Michael Minor, Robert Green, Becky Smith, Fabian Wagmister, Rory Kelly, Gyula Gazdag, Eric Marin, Nancy Richardson, Hee Jung, Ms. Corona, Jose Arellano, Sung Nyu Ryu, Alexander Payne,

This film was made with generous support from:

James Bridges Award in Film Directing
Edna and Yu-Shan Han Endowed Award
Michael Minor and Robert Green Scholarship

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