Self-Reliance: A short film (in Korean)

A project in Los Angeles, CA by Dedi

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In the heart of North Korea, a girl is desperate to belong. But in a world full of deceit, can you trust anyone--even yourself?
Backers: 113
Average Pledge Per Backer: $90

Funded: $10,195 of $5,000
Dates: Jan 21st -> Feb 20th (30 days)
Project By: Dedi
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February 20th - via:
Y'all we just cracked 10K with less than 2 hours left in the campaign. Thank you Stephanie R!!! And THANK YOU everyone who has been so incredibly generous and helped make our dream come true. I am literally crying. (Even though I swore not to.)  I... (Read More)

16 Hours Left and Behind the Scenes

February 19th - via:
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48 hours and Sneak Peeks

February 18th - via:
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February 15th - via:
Y'all,  it's been SO hard saving this one for last, but all the build-up is worth  it. Because I'm thrilled beyond thrilled to announce that Jennifer J.  Kim is our Kyong-mi Song. As director, I'd love to take some credit for the circumstances... (Read More)

Introducing YOSHI SUDARSO as “WOO-JIN” and almost there!

February 13th - via:
 Thank you for all your support! We’re almost to $10K! Please do keep spreading the word! It’s also time for another cast announcement. We’re thrilled to announce that YOSHI SUDARSO will be playing Woo-Jin, our rival to Kyong-mi, motivated by... (Read More)

Belated Congratulations to Courtney Chen!

February 9th - via:
Courtney Chen, the amazing woman who is stunt doubling for our lead, is part of the Black Panther ensemble that was just awarded Outstanding Action Performance by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). Congratulations Courtney!!! (The baddest ass Mamma I... (Read More)

Introducing CAROL KIM as "EUN-HWA" and YES WE CAN!

February 8th - via:
Thank you for all your support! We’re inching up on our 10K goal, getting ready for the next stretch goal. Yes, we can! A longer note is coming on why short films cost so much and just how crucial your contributions have been. But in short, film... (Read More)

Introducing JENNIFER YUN as “TEACHER” and new goals!

January 31st - via:
Thank you for all your support and for spreading the word. Can we make our 10K goal by campaign midpoint? Begin the final stretch to $20k soon? Stay tuned! Speaking of surprises, filmmaking is never boring. This week alone we’ve chosen the perfect... (Read More)

Introducing EDWARD HONG as "MR. KIM" and Project We Love selection!

January 25th - via:
It's been quite a week over here in Self-Reliance headquarters. We reached our first goal in a day, all due to your terrific support.  And we set a new goal of $10,000 to bring you an EVEN BETTER FILM. Thank you for continuing to spread the word!... (Read More)

Whoa! First goal reached!

January 22nd - via:
So we hit our first goal in LESS THAN 24 HOURS. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for your love, word of mouth, and incredible contributions! We're thrilled, overwhelmed, and beyond excited. We couldn't be more grateful to all of you for your... (Read More)

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