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Heeseon Kim (Sun)

MA work

The River

A core idea of this animated film is to depict endearing characters who have become victims of circumstance, and how these types of figures are engaged with a tragic affair.

The motivation to tell this story came from interviews which revealed the history of violence in a small town around the border of aDMZ - Demilitarised Zone - between South/North Korea, s situation which begun in the 1950s but has lasted until today.


  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Animation, 2015

  • I'm mainly a storyteller. Extending narrative in many different forms, such as screen media and image language, forms the core of my practice. It also draws on an interest in how narrative form engages an audience through image based interaction.

  • Degrees

  • BA Illustration & Animation, Kingston University, 2013
  • Exhibitions

  • Butterfly Lover: United Through Dimension, Royal College of Music, London, 2015; Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2014; BUILD SHOW, White Rabbit Gallery, London, 2013
  • Awards

  • Phil Davies Elf Factory Award
  • Conferences

  • Inside-Out Workshop Symposium, Beihang University, Beijing, 2014