SOMEONE ELSE

World Premiere

DIRECTED BY Nelson Kim

Country: USA
Language: English

Running Time: 72min
Production Year: 2015
Category: America the Beautiful, Jordan Alexander Ressler Screenwriter Award

Two ferociously talented actors of Korean descent, Aaron Yoo (so brilliant in the Festival’s 2014 presentation of Kid Cannabis, and also known for memorable roles in Disturbia, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and The CW’s “The Tomorrow People”) and Leonardo Nam (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift) get the complex, brilliantly-written leading roles they deserve in Nelson Kim’s debut feature film, Someone Else. Yoo plays Jamie, a straight-laced “country mouse” business student who is all work and no play, who comes to stay temporarily with his bright lights, big city cousin Will (Nam). An extroverted playboy-type, Will tries to bring out the painfully shy Jamie – the results of which have entirely unexpected results in the psychological warfare department. Tensions between the two cousins – the result of a long unresolved incident between their fathers – boil up, and Jamie’s sense of his own identity undergoes some perilously fraught shifts. Nelson Kim’s brilliant understanding of genre paradigms takes the traditional country mouse/city mouse fable into both viscerally and cerebrally shocking new territory. – Jaie Laplante

SHOWTIMES

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credits

Director: Nelson Kim
Producer: Geoffrey Quan, Brandon Harris
Screenwriter: Nelson Kim

Cinematographer: Ming Kai Leung
Editor: Brooke Sebold

Cast: Aaron Yoo, Leonardo Nam, Jackie Chung, Louis Ozawa Changchien, Stephen Park, Paul C. Rush

Nelson Kim

Nelson Kim studied graduate film at Columbia University, where he is now a faculty member. His short films have screened in numerous film festivals, including Palm Springs Shortfest. He frequently covers film for media outlets Hammer To Nail, Senses of Cinema and Filmmaker Magazine.