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How we bear fruit. Animated short premiere, promotion, gratitude, respite.
Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.
—Rainer Maria Rilke
After 12 long months of labor, my animated short Chamoe is finally out in the world at vimeo.com/colbay/chamoe. Thank you all for making the premiere a success! Feel free to share the film, and to amplify on Twitter and Instagram so that the story can reach as many people as possible 🙏
I’m in a bit of a daze. I said last time that I’d try to chill out—not a huge surprise, but that didn’t happen. I rode on a high until 4pm yesterday when fatigue hit me like a brick wall. I currently have brain cells to make a 3rd-grade-level collage, and…that’s pretty much about it. I’ll be back in the next issue with a clearer head plus a retrospective around the making of the film. See said collage below.
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The film’s been getting love
beyond close friends and family since Sunday afternoon. Here are some highlights, including shoutouts from notable voices in the visual arts, the film industry, the Korean American community, and food journalism:
But the most important reaction
came at the end of the day, via text message from my sister:
I spoke to my mom later that night and recorded her reaction to the film. Here are highlights from the conversation, distilled down to a minute and a half. Please forgive the hasty subtitles.
Until next time.