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CSC Award Nomination Plus World Festival Invites – Including SXSW!


The Defector has been selected into a number of festivals around the world including the SXSW Interactive Festival, March 8th to 12th in Austin, Texas. We’ll be there with Jam3 to give the inside scoop on how we built The Defector Interactive successfully from a feature documentary film project on our panel “10 Tips from Kim Jong-Il About Interactive Docs”. 


We’re also delighted to announce that our DP - Stephen Chung - has been nominated for Best Documentary Cinematography for the 56th Annual Canadian Society of Cinematographers’ Awards for his amazing work on The Defector: Escape from North Korea. Please join us in congratulating him. We’ll keep you posted as the drum rolls…  

Up-coming International Festival Premiers for The Defector:

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival


Greece, March 15th – 24th, 2013


United States, March 23rd, 2013

Documentary Edge Film Festival


New Zealand, April 11th – 21st, Aukland;

May 9th – 19th, Wellington

Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival


Qatar, April 18th – 21st, 2013

Do North Koreans play American Video Games?


What a surprise to read this article about North Koreans and video games after just launching The Defector Interactive. Seems North Korea does have video games and it’s brought to them by their very own ‘Office 101,’ a department in charge of conducting psychological warfare operations.

Read more about it here.

The Defector Interactive **OFFICIAL LAUNCH** #EscapeNorthKorea

The Toronto-based multiplatform team Fathom Film Group, in collaboration with digital production and design agency Jam3, are pleased to announce the launch of THE DEFECTOR: ESCAPE FROM NORTH KOREA INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE


This online web doc takes users inside the gripping reality of living in North Korea today, and allows you to experience first-hand the brave attempts of those trying to escape.

The online experience is being launched as a complement for the upcoming film THE DEFECTOR: ESCAPE FROM NORTH KOREA, and is based on the true stories of six North Korean defectors.

Find out if you have what it takes to #EscapeNorthKorea and experience the Interactive today!



The Defector Interactive is Here!

It is SUPER exciting to share THE DEFECTOR INTERACTIVE with you! We want all friends and supports to have the chance to experience the web-doc before the official launch next week.

We promise you have never seen anything like this before! Take the haunting interactive journey through the eyes of a woman desperately attempting to escape North Korea. 

Experience the Interactive and see if you have what it takes to #EscapeNorthKorea!

And tell your friends about it – post it, share it, tweet it! The support we have received from everyone has made this project a reality, and we can never thank you enough.


Are You Ready to #EscapeNorthKorea

The Defector Interactive is almost ready! As friends of The Defector you will have the chance to choose your own path out of North Korea TOMORROW! Four days before the *Offical Launch* next week!

Check out the final sneak peek of the animated web-doc and get ready for tomorrow!

Will you have what it takes?

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A Glimpse Into The Unseen North Korea #EscapeNorthKorea

There are two faces of North Korea. The one they show the world, and the one people live in.

On February 15th see what North Korea is really like - The Defector Interactive.


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Do You Have What It Takes to #EscapeNorthKorea?

Over the border into China, crossing 3,000 miles and through the jungle to Thailand -The Defector Interactive takes you undercover as you choose your path to freedom. Check out this exclusive first glimpse of the animated journey.

The Defector Interactive launches February 15, 2013.

Will you have what it takes?

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