Vaudeville by Chansoo Kim

Chansoo Kim

New week, new film on CartoonBrewFilms. This week, it’s Vaudeville by Chansoo Kim. The film’s subject matter is heavy—the Japanese occupation of Korea—yet Kim manages to create a film of unexpected beauty with an abstract, highly personal approach to the material. The film, produced as a graduate thesis project at USC, has been extremely popular on the festival circuit over the past few years and for good reason: Vaudeville is easily one of the more fully realized student films I’ve run across in recent times and it represents the arrival of an important new voice in animation. Since graduation, Chansoo has been working at CG studios like Rhythm & Hues and ILM but tells me that he hopes to return to short filmmaking soon.