YOOOOOOOOOOOMYGODDDDDDDDDDDD. I was just informed last night that we were honored with the fxcking Audience Choice Award at Sene Fest!!!
A World Premiere + an Award. This is insanity.
#Blessed (yes, I just used it)
I was three hours into my attempt at teaching my father how to use a kindle fire tablet, YOUTUBE, a camera, a world clock, email and the Internet. He called the tablet a "table-box." And then my EP called me and threw the news at my skull like a rugby ball.
And now I'm orbiting the Earth in a broken-jaw daze.
I can't believe the wonderful reception the film is receiving but I will absolutely take all of it with open arms.
This is really happening and I can't believe it. I can't believe that our film is entering festivals, that we've just premiered, that we've received glowing reviews and that we've now won an award.
The Truth: You spend years, if not your entire life, trying so hard NOT to do what you love because you fear it will fail. But be brave. The world needs it. Be brave. And then work hard.
I'm so glad my broken-heart refused to mend. And I'm even more glad I had the courage to turn it into art.
I feel a great responsibility to present the Cast/Crew + Special Thanks from my film below in order to celebrate and recognize everyone who helped make Ultra Bleu what it has become today.
I thank you all from the bottom of my joyous, aching heart.
We won't always be 20-something + lost.
Nick Neon as Jim Park
Kuciia Diamant as Boss Bitch Bouncer
Tami Kim as JK
Naquan Earp as Dean
Marshall Bang as Bar Patron # 1
Amanda Cooper as Bar Patron # 2
Sydney Langford + Robbie Nguyen as Kissing Couple
Heezy Yang as Jun Ho
Written + Directed by Nick Neon
Produced by Kelly Mineou Han
Executive Producer Jordan Burbank
Director of Photography Daniel Smukalla
Editor Nick Neon
Colorist Elias Nousiopoulos
Music Composer Nikolas Thompson
Sound Engineer Jouni Elo
Assistant Director Kelly Mineou Han
Production Assistant Yana Lekarska
On-Set Photographer Bill Cisar
Foley Stephanie Andares
"Red Phone Booth (2014 Version)"
Written by Nikolas Thompson
Performed by Kite Flying Robot
From the album "Magic and Mystery"
“Hide and Seek”
Written, arranged, performed by: LOVE X STEREO
Produced by: LOVE X STEREO
Cheol Min Kim
Shinsegae Tomboy + Comodo Square
Gerald Lee Guy Citron Bill Cisar
Soon Yong Kwon Jason Seong
Jeong Yun Jang Shin Wook Park
Raoul Dyssell Sydney Langford
Young Hwa Cho Audrey DiMola
Jonah Whipp Smukie
Susie Kim Essie Lee
Mother + Father