MARCH 18, 2022
USA | 2 minutes | 2020
Fantasy short film directed by Grace Park
Starring Grace Park
Midst of a lifeless and still quarantine days of Covid, Grace finds a portal in her fridge and finally experiences a glimpse of fun.
CineAsian Films (CAF): What inspired you to make Something Fun?
Grace Park: Like the title, it was a moment in my life where I really needed something fun. April 2020, waiting for the world to open up again from covid felt like forever. I remembered when we were little, everything was so much exciting, like falling down the slides in the playground. So I was hoping to feel that excitement again by making a little portal in my fridge.
CAF: What were some of the challenges you faced while making this film?
Park: The biggest challenge I faced was that it was a one-person show. It was April 2020 when everything shut down and all I had was myself to be the crew and the cast at the same time. I set up the camera, ran into the frame, acted, reviewed and gave notes to myself, adjusted the camera and so on. But the upside of this kind of filmmaking was that I had all the time in the world that a director or a DP could ever ask.
CAF: What do you hope people can take away from watching this film?
Park: I hope people can feel some kind of excitement when watching this even if it’s just a glimpse of happiness. Sometimes it feels like there’s nothing fun going around in our lives but if we look around a bit, I believe there’s always something fun or exciting to be found around us.
CAF: Are you working on anything new?
Park: Yes, there’s several projects that I wish to make within the next few years. We’re currently working on a short film about the traumatic memories of a comfort woman during the Japanese Colonial Period (follow @ropefromheaven on Instagram for updates). I am also writing a feature about a future dystopian world that I hope to make within the next few years.
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Director, Editor, Cinematographer: Grace Park
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