ABOUT THE FILM
AIM HIGH IN CREATION! is a revolutionary comedy about the cinematic genius of North Korea’s late Dear Leader Kim Jong-Il, with a ground breaking experiment at its heart: a propaganda film, made according to the rules of his 1987 Manifesto The Cinema and Directing.
Determined to stop a new gas mine near her Sydney home, director Anna Broinowski (Forbidden Lie$) goes to North Korea to learn from the masters of propaganda cinema. In a worldwide first, Pyongyang’s top directors, composers and movie stars take her to script rehearsals, Taekwondo stunt fights, group dances, drunken picnics, and a film shoot on a real-life captured US spy ship – to teach her Kim Jong Il’s techniques.
Back in Sydney, Anna’s fearless cast follow the North Koreans’ instructions to produce a didactic socialist melodrama, full of song and kick-ass fights, in which “heroic workers” rise up to defeat the “evil, gas-fracking miners.”
Through the shared love of cinema, AIM HIGH! forges an astonishing new bond – between North Korea’s hidden filmmakers, and their collaborators in the Free World. Revealing an unexpected truth about the most isolated nation on earth: Filmmakers, no matter where they live – are Family.
SCREEN AUSTRALIA and UNICORN FILMS
in association with
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PREMIERE FUND
A UNICORN FILMS PRODUCTION
a film by ANNA BROINOWSKI
WRITER/DIRECTOR– ANNA BROINOWSKI
PRODUCER – LIZZETTE ATKINS
DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY – NICOLA DALEY & GEOFFREY SIMPSON (ACS)
EDITORS – CINDY CLARKSON, KARRYN DE CINQUE
PRODUCTION DESIGNER – ANDREW RAYMOND
SOUND DESIGN – CRAIG CARTER & ANDREW NEIL
MUSIC BY – PAE YONG SAM & DALE CORNELIUS
WITH CO-OPERATION FROM THE KOREA FILM EXPORT IMPORT CORPORATION
International Sales Agent – Highpoint Media Group
North American Sales – XYZ Films Distribution
Australia and New Zealand – Vendetta Films