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Gay Korean Filmmaker Comes Out to Family with Film He Cast Them In: VIDEO


A short film screening at Sundance was also used as a vehicle for the filmmaker, Andrew Ahn, to come out to his family.

Pink News explains:

In the film, Nick is a gay Korean-American man living in Los Angeles’ Korean neighbourhood with his partner. When Nick attends his nephew’s dol, a traditional Korean first birthday party, he finds himself longing for a life out of reach to him. Ahn said: “I made this film to come out to my parents. I knew I wouldn’t be able to tell them, to say the words ‘I’m gay’. “So I cast my family in the film, but never told them that it was about a gay Korean-American man. The filmmaking process both distracted from and prepared me for the inevitable – that I would eventually have to show my parents the finished film.”

A trailer for the film, AFTER THE JUMP...

Dol Trailer from Andrew Ahn on Vimeo.


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  1. That's so cute. I want one!

    Posted by: chris | Jan 10, 2012 2:15:37 PM

  2. thank you!please share more gay stories from korea!! thank you!!

    Posted by: sal | Jan 11, 2012 10:24:37 AM

  3. Yes! I'd check this out for sure.

    Posted by: rob | Jan 11, 2012 12:40:02 PM

  4. In case anyone wanted to watch it, it's on Yahoo :

    Posted by: S | Jan 19, 2012 11:56:45 PM

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