1. Naked Branches (2007)

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    made at Cal Arts, Character Animation ©2007 Will Kim All Rights Reserved www.willkim.net Synopsis While a male peacock and a female peacock (peahen) exchange a spiritual, love talk, a snake makes his own journey to connect the two lovers and to take away the peacock's desire till the last moment of the peacock's life. Emptiness is what the snake leaves behind after he accomplishes his wants in this film, 'Naked Branches.' Will Kim uses watercolor to explore his one hope that's vanished into air. Official Selection & Awards -Hiroshima Animation Festival, Special Program, ‘Stars of Students’, Hiroshima, Japan(Aug 7-11, 2008) -2007 Animation Magazine’s Student Short Film Awards –Magazine September Issue -14th annual student short film festival SHORT TAKES, UCLA -Animation -4th annual Topanga Film Festival 07 -Film Category -8th annual San Diego Asian Film Festival –Animation -2007 Cal Arts, Character Animation Producers' Show, Academy of TV Arts and Sciences Leonard H. Goldenson Theater, N.Hollywood -Sidney Underground Film Festival, Pre Festival Events, Sidney Shorts, Channel 31 TV program, every Monday for 4 weeks from June 25th, 2007 -2nd annual FilmGate Int. Student Film Festival (St.Louis, Missouri) animation/experimental, Winning, 2nd place in animation/experimental category -2007 Taiwan International Animation Film Festival, Taiwan, China -Terrabyte 2.0 Garden Installation Finalists, Los Angeles Arboretum -2nd Animest International Animation Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania -7th annual The Student Shorts Film Festival, Toronto, Canada -17th International Animated Film Festival “Les Nuits Magiques”, Begles, France - 4th Fresh Film Fest Karlovy Vary-Int. Student Film Festival, Czech Republic-Animation - 4th annual Austin Asian Film Festival, Austin, Texas (November 8-11th, 2007) -6th annual Muskegon Film Festival, February 2008 (Muskegon, MI) -Animation Nation 2007(Nov23-Dec1), Cal Arts Shorts (Singapore) -DC Independent Film Festival, Washington D.C. (March6-16,2008) -Philadelphia Film Festival, April 3-15-Philadelphia Film Festival, April 3-15 -2008 George Lindsey UNA Film Festival,Florence, AL (March,08) -3rd Annual Kent Film Festival, Kent, CT (March,08) 18th International Short Film Festival of Cergy-Pontoise, France, April08 -AFI DALLAS 2008 Presented by Target, Founding Sponsor Victory Park (March27~April6) -3rd Annual DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon, Eugene, OR (April 24-27,08) -SICAF 2008 (Seoul International Cartoon Animation Festival), Seoul, Korea (May21-25,08) -European Spritual Film Festival 2008, France (March-April,2008) -42nd Brooklyn Arts Council International Film Festival, ‘The Power of Art Category’ May 2008 -Siouxland Film Festival, Sioux City, IA (Feb, 2008)- winning entry for ‘Graduate Selections’ -7th annual Ashland Independent Film Festival(AIFF), Ashland, Oregon, April 3-7 Best Animated Short-Finalist

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    • In Search of the Colors (2008)

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      It is time to celebrate the talents and dreams of Alexanders Houses Family.
In this animated documentary film, Will Kim uses various hand-drawn and painterly animation techniques to tell a story of his own experiences from this home for people with developmental disabilities. Film by Will Kim & Music by Kirin Kapin made at UCLA Film&TV, Animation Workshop. Permission of Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center ©2008 Will Kim www.willkim.net

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      • Beautiful Eyes

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        Film by Will Kim Music by Kirin Kapin ©2006 Will Kim made at Cal Arts, Character Animation “As he looked more keenly through the glass, it seemed to him as if moist moonbeams were rising in Olympia's eyes. “ – from ‘The Sandman’ by E.T.A. Hoffmann in 1817. Will Kim uses watercolor to explore his desire, struggles, and self identity confusion based on the German Romantic Novel, “The Sandman” by E.T.A. Hoffmann. ‘Beautiful Eyes’ is originally scored and performed by Kirin Kapin. Kim’s visual poetry will guide the audience to his twisted and personal interpretation of the novel. The main character, ‘Nathaniel’ starts his own journey of desire, memories of his childhood, and the nightmare of the Sandman, which means death to Nathaniel when he looks at a wooden doll that is sitting on a chair across from a window in his place. 


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        • Beautiful Eyes (TFF Animation) by Wil Kim

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          Animator Will Kim uses watercolor to interpret the German romantic novel 'The Sandman' by E.T.A Hoffman. Created by Wil Kim; original score by Kirin Kapin

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          • Red Light

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            Kirin Kapin ¬ "Red Light" Album ¬ EclectroniC Dir. Aleigh Lewis 2009 Guitar: Andrew Auble Bass: Dylan McKenzie Drums: Marley Carroll

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