Korean American Vincent Ryu, a sophomore at Emory University in Atlanta, GA is hoping to have his music video “More Than The Other” receive as many YouTube views as possible by March 27, in order win his school’s Campus MovieFest Wild Card competition and is asking the public for help.
“We dealt with a genre that is commonly known as an area that Asians have difficulty in having success – hip hop. Both the composer, rapper, arranger, and singer are Korean Americans,” said Ryu who created the video with six friends. “I believe that this film is a great attempt for Asian Americans who don’t believe in boundaries. ”
The Campus MovieFest (CMF) is the world’s largest student film festival and a premier outlet for the next generation of filmmakers, begun in 2001 when four students at Emory University provided fellow students with everything they needed – including camcorders and Apple laptops – to make movies in one week. Since then, more than 500,000 students at colleges and universities globally have received all the necessary technology and training to tell their stories on the big screen through film.
The winner of the Wild Card competition will be closer to having the chance to have their video featured in CMF Hollywood which takes place June 20-22. Their video won best soundtrack in the school and has qualified them for Golden Tripod Award which awards films for acting, editing, best soundtrack, and more in which they will be competing against 14 other teams from different schools nationwide.