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“Blooming Youth Project”

Super Junior, 4Minute and FT Island will support the nation’s aspiring filmmakers by taking part in the omnibus film “Blooming Youth Project” (working title).

Last year, the Korea Creative Content Agency launched a campaign to encourage rookie directors. The agency chose five short film screenplays and promised production funding to help realize those projects.

The winning directors are Kim Jin-mu, Joo Sung-soo, Park Ga-hee, Kim Ji-wook and Jung Won-sik.

Lee Dong-hae, a member of the K-pop group Super Junior, appears in Kim Jin-mu’s short film “Rumor,” playing a high school student in a story about adolescent insecurity and uneasiness.

Since his debut as an actor in the SBS drama “It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl” in 2010, Dong-hae has increasingly tried to get involved in acting and other pursuits.

In another segment of the omnibus film “The Way to the Army Training Camp,” Nam Ji-hyun, of the girl group 4Minute, will show a woman’s perspective on Korea’s mandatory military service.

Finally, Song Seung-hyun, the guitarist for FT Island, will play a bank robber in “Can’t Trust Anyone,” a short film directed by Joo Sung-soo.

The film’s release date has not yet been decided.

By Kim Hee-eun, contributing writer

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