Muhammad K. Smith is a South Korean filmmaker based in Seoul. His short film, A Bitter Cold (2016), received the Best Short Film Award at the Korea Youth Film Festival and the Best Self-Portrait Award at the Mise-en-scène Short Film Festival. His latest short, Stuck (2019), received both the Audience Award for Short Film and Best Short Film at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival and is continuing its festival run in 2019-2020. Currently, he is preparing his feature debut with Ham, a horror film set in South Korea.
Two men are stuck. One, penetrated by a tall steel pipe. The other, immobilized by the weight of his conscience. As the two ponder the most reasonable course of action to take in a highly absurd debate, I hope to deconstruct the accepted code of ethical behavior while playfully stretching the limits of the audience’s patience.