Perks for this film give the general public a chance to be an insider throughout the entire filmmaking process: networking with the cast and filmmakers through set visits and one-on-one lunches/dinners, access to watch the movie (via download or Blu-ray), even invitations to the World and Midwest Premieres. Jun’s goal was to keep the perks meaningful, “Most of the higher-end perks are more personal and will allow for a true insider’s look into the filmmaking process.”
Jun’s feature film debut, Steel City, was accepted to the 2006 Sundance Film Festival (http://history.sundance.org/
Jun prides himself on the strong ensemble casts he centers around his stories, such as Cary Elwes, Joey Lauren Adams, Alicia Witt, Mark Pellegrino, Gabriel Mann, Eliza Dushku, America Ferrera, and John Heard to name a few. Barry is also on board again for In The Buck. Jun will be heading to LA later this month to finish casting the film with veteran casting director Emily Schweber (Titanic, Terminator 2: Judgment Day). Those who follow the Kickstarter campaign can expect to get a glimpse inside this process with his personal updates.
Before his Sundance experience, Jun was invited into the talent program at Fox Searchlab after a screening of his student film For Jimmy Brown at the LA Short Film Fest in 2001. In addition to his Grand Jury Prize nomination at the 2006 Sundance Film Fest, he has gone on to win the Sundance Channel Emerging Director Award at the 2006 St. Louis International Film Festival and picked up nominations for the Gold Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival in both 2006 (Steel City) and 2011 (Joint Body). Owen Glieberman of Entertainment Weekly is quoted as saying, “If Jun keeps weaving together characters this compelling, he could be a major film artist in the making.”
To learn more about Jun’s In The Buck campaign and get an insider’s view of the making of a feature film from beginning to end, just visit the Kickstarter page (https://www.kickstarter.com/