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Short Film


director_Kangmin Kim

sound, music_Barrett Slagle

produce_Micah Corby, David Braun

Jason Milov,Kangmin Kim

color_Seulhwa Eum

voice_Teo Kim, Kangmin Kim

produced by Open The Portal + studio ZAZAC


A father and a son both have the same big birthmark on their butt. Believing that the two birthmarks are connected, the son scrubs his father's birthmark to remove it, but he just can't get rid of his trace.



The English translation of JEOM means "black dot" or "birthmark."
For this film, JEOM is also a metaphor on the powerful hereditary force that each of us receives without our consent before we are even born.
It is inevitable that we are all tied to this heredity.
No matter how much we try to erase or change this fact, our ancestors will always live through us.


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official selection

GLAS animation festival

Anifilm International Festival of Animated Film

Aspen short Film Festival

Flatpack Film Festival


LA Shorts Fest

LA film festival

Imagine Science Film Festival


San Diego Asian Film Festival

Fenetres sur courts

Taichung International Animation Festival 

Melbourne International Animation Festival

Florida Film Festival

Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival


Palm springs Shortfest

Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival

Quebec City Film Festival

KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival


first rough thumbnail sketch

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