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.