• Director

    Jayil Pak

  • Country, Year, Length

    Republic of Korea, 2020, 29 minutes 57 seconds

  • Category

    Narrative Short

  • Format

    Arri ALEXA Mini LF

  • Festival Year


Film Screening & Ticket Information

When & Where to See this Film!



In Person Date, Time & Location:

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH •  4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
MoMI Bartos • 36-01 35th Ave • Queens, NY 11106


Standing Your Ground: Four films that don’t give in.


-Based on a true story-
When the police refuse to investigate their daughter’s alleged suicide, two computer-illiterate parents decide to design a protest banner. Based on the infamous Miryang case in South Korea which shocked the nation in 2004 and continues to fuel public outrage even today.


Jayil Pak, Director, Writer
Boram Kang, Producer
Lee, Yang Hee, Key Cast”Father”
Lee, Chae Kyung, Key Cast”Mother”
Kim, Kyu Nam, Key Cast”Lee, Jina”
Hong, Seon Woo, Key Cast”Factory Manager”
Kim, Hyeon Jin, Key Cast”Kim, Nara”
Yoon, Kyung Ho, Key Cast”Design Store Clerk”
Yoon, Hyun Gil, Key Cast”Mrs. Kim”
Kim, Chae Won, Key Cast”Mrs. Yi”
Jeon, Gwang Jin, Key Cast”Detective”
Lee, Min Hyuk, Key Cast”Detective’s Assistant”
Oh, Ji Min, Key Cast”Kim, Juno”
Wesley Cho, Key Cast”Male Teacher”
Kim, Da Eun, Key Cast”Female Teacher”
Na, Ho Won, Key Cast”Assistant Principal”

Director Statement

According to its designer, Matthew Carter, the Georgia font was not actually inspired by the state or country, but named after a tabloid newspaper headline: “Alien heads found in Georgia.”

Director Biography

After graduating NYU with a degree in film production, Jayil has worked as a director and editor of commercials, music videos, and short films in both the US and South Korea. His directorial work has screened and garnered awards in over 70 film festivals around the world. In 2019, Jayil was a recipient of the Independent Film Production Grant by the Korean Film Council and the Merit of Excellence by the Shin Young Kyun Arts & Culture Foundation. His latest project Georgia (2020) received the Sonje Award for Best Short Film at the Busan International Film Festival, the Grand Prix and the NETPAC Award at the Busan International Short Film Festival and was nominated for a Blue Dragon Award at the Korean Oscars.