We are MOCUSHURA
MOCUSHURA Inc. is an independent film house based in Seoul established by producer KIM Woo-ri and director JANG Kun-jae in 2009 and additionally joined by a producer YOUN Hee-young in 2012. The company has produced and distributed all JANG Kun-jae’s features. EIGHTEEN(2009) and SLEEPLESS NIGHT(2012) reaped critical praise and prizes, screened at more than 50 international film festivals each. The company also co-produced JANG’s 3rd feature film A MIDSUMMER’S FANTASIA(2014) with Nara Film Festival, Japan in 2014. Invited and awarded by various domestic and international film festivals, the film was released in Korea in summer of 2015 and gathered more than 36,000 audiences, causing a sensation for an independent film. The film has been hailed as the year’s best film by the Association of Korean Independent Film & Video(KIFV) and a leading Korean film magazine CINE21 selected the film as one of the top 10 Korean films of 2015. MOCUSHURA Inc. has recently completed MOM’S SONG, is currently in post-production of MOONLESS NIGHT and in the development stage of BECAUSE I HATE KOREA, based on a Korea’s best-selling novel with the same title. The company also aims to distribute independent films and support young filmmakers.
MOCUSHURA is a transliteration of the Irish mo chuisle, meaning “my pulse” as used in the phrase a chuisle mo chroí, which means “pulse of my heart”, and thus mo chuisle has come to mean “darling” or “sweetheart”. And In Million Dollar Baby, a 2004 film directed, co-produced, and scored by Clint Eastwood, trainer Frankie has “Mo Chuisle” (however, it is incorrectly spelled as “Mo Cuishle”) embroidered on the silks of boxer Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank) for her first overseas fight.