Release date: TBA
Production Company: Gloryous Productions
Queen of the Morning Calm is the story of a woman’s journey to emancipation. Debra, (Tina Jung) is a 29-year-old Korean sex worker who has always lived at the mercy of men. Convinced he is her true love, she holds on to the Sarge (Jesse LaVercombe), a lost puppy-dog and gambler who’s never found his feet in civilian life. The rival for his affection is her quirky tough-as-nails 9-year-old daughter Mona (newcomer Eponine Lee) who is witness to Debra and the Sarge’s dance of damage. As Debra attempts to break free of the downward spiral they’re in, she is torn between Mona’s need to be with the only father she has known and the new life she is desperately trying to build for them.
This is the debut feature by award-winning director Gloria Ui Young Kim.