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Saturday, July 2 • 5:15pm - 7:00pm
GOD IS D_AD (GEEK FILM FEST)

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GOD IS D_AD
96 minutes/US/English & Korean (English Subtitles) / Feature Narrative/Fantasy
Director: Abraham L. Lim
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ABOUT THE FILM:    Tim, a comic book store clerk puts an advertisement in the newspaper looking for people to travel with him to Chicago. Together with his reluctant best friend and the three misfits that respond to the ad, they head out in an old RV to Chicago. Tim’s final destination is a fantasy/comics convention where he will unveil his new game world in the hopes of winning the Dungeons and Dragons competition for best original idea.       When they find themselves lost in the back roads of the Midwest, Tim entertains them with the story of his dark world. But as their journey becomes an adventure of its own, each telling of his fantasy world seems to nudge it closer to reality.  Soon, the travelers own personal secrets and desires will pull them all in to the unraveling story.  And eventually to find their way out, they will all have to abandon their individual ideas of who and what they are and come together to make a choice.      The values in question reflect the current conflicts facing many Americans, and people around the world; is it the dreams that are sold to us in media and culture or the real-life every day encounters and interactions that will inevitably shape us into who we want to be? What will it be that eventually defines right and wrong and how we treat those around us as the world around us grows uncertain and dark?  Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:      Abraham Lim is a Korean American native of Kansas, and he attiributes his work ethic to that upbringing - writing, directing and editing all of his work. He received a BFA/MFA scholarship for film at NYU. He paid his tuition working as an editor, and eventually as a director of musi videos for Rivera Films, whose roster includes films by Gus VanSant and Larry Clark.      In 1997, this thesis film FLY swept the NYU First Run Film Festival with awards for best directing, acting, editing and cinematography. After viewing FLY, director Robert Altman invited Mr. Lim to Los Angeles to meet with him. In the following days Altman asked Lim to edit his next film COOKIE’S FORTUNE, starring Julianne Moore, Liv Tyler and Glenn Close. Adter the film was completed, Altman signed on as executive producer for Lim’s first feature ROADS AND BRIDGES.
Lim’s film FLY premiered on the Sundance Channel and PBS in 1998-99. ROADS AND BRIDGES went on to win four Grand Jury Prizes in 2001. TOY, his short film with FOX screened at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. MVP, a feature film Lim edited screened at Sundance Film Festival in 2004.      In 2002, Mr. Lim was selected for the Fox Searchlight Searchlab for new directors. His screenplay THE ACHIEVERS made it to the top fifty finalists of HBO’s Project Greenlight and received a production grant in 2005. The new feature film started its festival run in fall 2006. His script HONG KONG HERO, was selected for the Tribeca Film Fesival All Access comeptition in 2005. In August 2006 Mr Lim was nominated for the Rockefeller grant. His horror script ORIENTATION participated in teh 2006 Korean Overseas Filmmaker development program, and then later along with HONG KONG HERO at the Pusan Promotional Plan in conjunction with the Pusan International Film Festival. GOD IS D_AD won the KOFIC independent film grant at the festival.  Source: lincolnlogfilms.com
CAST:      Davis Choh, Carlo Corbellini, Brett Emanuel, Elvis Garcia, Derek Hicks, Lauren Mayer, Cy Shim (for full cast list, please see film site or IMDB).

 



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