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Westdoc Online takes on “The Speed Cubers”

Realscreen is partnering with filmmaker and executive producer Chuck Braverman and his Westdoc Online video series to bring his interviews with acclaimed documentarians and non-fiction content industry figures to its readership. In ...
March 10, 2021

Realscreen is partnering with filmmaker and executive producer Chuck Braverman and his Westdoc Online video series to bring his interviews with acclaimed documentarians and non-fiction content industry figures to its readership.

In this episode, Braverman talks to Portland-based filmmaker Sue Kim, the director behind Oscar-shortlisted doc short Speed Cubers. In the short, Kim explores the world of competitive Rubik’s Cube playing, or “speed cubing” — a world she came to know through her speed cuber son. Beyond examining the cuber culture, Kim says the film is ultimately a story about two people — Australian speed cuber Feliks Zembegs and American Max Park — and “what competition may or may not do to that friendship.”

Kim discusses her work as a producer for branded content and commercial work and how she decided to make the commitment to bring her “passion project” to life and become a first-time director. She also discusses key partnerships, including Netflix, which came on board the project early, and global ad agency Wieden + Kennedy, which boarded the project as a production partner.

For this and more episodes of Westdoc Online, visit the official site here.

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