A story of Soohee, a Korean student in New York City who finds herself in an unexpected affair she never dreamed possible with a pleasure seeking NYC DJ which leads to disastrous consequences.
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"Sour Milk" featured in the Irish Voice, Sept 14th 2011 and Irish Central online edition Sept 15th 2011.

Also in the Queens Chronicle, Nov 17th 2011 and qchron.com online edition

Director's Statement

Have you ever stepped out of your comfort zone to achieve something that’s not within your reach?
Sour Milk is a small NY story revolving around Soohee, a
foreign student who lives on the fringe of society, a lonely working class outsider. While she struggles to make something out of her life, there comes
a chance encounter with a pleasure seeking NY dj whom she may have seen as a ticket
to escape her not so promising life...or just simply as to die for tiptoeing on the verge of
crime of passion. It's for the viewers to decide.


Big Shout Out to
everyone involved, everyone who supported our film.
Mairead, Paddy, Randy, Cheol, Steve, Kevin, Tory, Darren, Nav, Brian, Teagan, Joe, Eric, Ki, Jane, Alex, Kieran, Jack, Fiona, Mareitta, Hanna, Elizabeth, Emma, John, Patrick, Woosung, Jolene, Claudia, Kim, Brendan, Danny, Mihye, Sehee, Haejin, Chloe, Sun A, Jiyoung, Ji-woong, Youngcheol, Kong Yeo, Chris, Mr&Mrs Jun, Vinny, Rebekah, Brianna, Louis, Yoon Kyu, Jongho, Daniel, Mark, Sungah and Julian.
the list keeps growing!
making of sour milk on julie and mel's blog

Thanks for all the wonderful comments

Thanks for all the wonderful comments!

"The film was captivating all the way through. It was very convincing. The actress who played the disturbed Korean girl was very good. She carried the story pretty much by herself. I certainly felt moved by her character. The end was abrupt and depressing but it made it's point. It's a short film that made me wanting to see more. Overall, it's very well produced." by Dr. Lily Eng

"'Sour Milk' is a fascinating study about one woman's descent into madness and obsession. Fantastic directing, editing and acting all around." by Randy Masters

"I think the real success of this film is a fresh perspective on a Korean girl's downward spiral and struggle to cope with harsh realities...The true light of the film is the sincere performance of the Irish bartender played by Mel Hamill. Mel lends the film a touch of humanity that otherwise wouldn't be present." by Veronika Lee

"...some sweet moments." by Mei Melançon

"Looks great, Mel. Nice one." by Daragh Carville

"Looks great Mel - well done!" by Fiona Walsh

"Congrats! Nice one!" by Chika Iw, Daniel Angus Cox, Ray Devito and Ted Kenney

"..all the best for your film. Just checked the trailer. Would love to see the whole film" by Nishtha Jain

"Man, why do girls have to be so crazy?" by Keith Alberstadt

"Really intriguing trailor. Looks really interesting" by Nick Cobb

"Brilliant !!! Congratulations!" by Siobhan Dwyer

"Well done. It looks great." by Dalvin Alexander Osorio

"Looks really good." by Mike Tiscia

"Good one Mel" by Patricia Lee Chu

"Looking good Mel." by John Costello

"Your work is great I love it. Thumbs up" by Yolande O'leary

"One of the best short films I've ever seen!" by Theodore John

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after receiving her B.A. in English and Italian from hankuk university of foreign studies in seoul, julie moved to the states where she continued her studies in graphic design at sva, filmmaking at ny film while working, writing numerous screenplays, making films.