Korean Rooftop is run by Australian family – Emma, Jarrod and their son Sebastian.
We have a passion both for the culture and landscapes of Korea and for family friendly adventures. We make short films and stories about slow travel, cycling, culture and family adventures in South Korea. Our latest project is Jeju: A Bicycle Adventure a short film about riding around the island and the beautiful landscapes and people of Jeju Island we met. The film was screened at the 2015 Seoul Indie and Expat Film Festival and the 2014 International Bicycle Film Festival in Berlin.
Emma has studied and worked in the field of performing arts, writing and also works on web design and event management for Retro Events & Marketing; Jarrod studied fine art and education – but we’ve both spent the better part of our working lives teaching English in South Korean universities. We love storytelling through writing, photography and film and were regular contributors to The Epoch Times International and NTD Television World News for 7 years.
Our son Sebastian speaks Korean better than both of us so he helps out with translation, especially when we’re cycle touring or interviewing for our films. When he’s not translating he enjoys learning computer programming, making a Minecraft server, ju jitsu and reading.
We all practice an ancient Chinese meditation and spiritual practice called Falun Dafa. Falun Dafa is taught for free and it helps keep us relaxed, happy and healthy living in the fast-paced city of Seoul.
These are some of our favorite short films and stories we’ve made in Korea.
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