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Land of Kim

Land of Kim

  • April 13, 2014

Ron August Allchin BA '97 was recently on the production team of a documentary film about North Korea, Land of Kim  (Burning Heart Productions, September 2013). The goal of the film is to "educate and inform the general public about the history of North Korea and the current realities facing its citizens." The team expresses their desire to "spark conversation, provoke thought and urge the world community to ask difficult questions about our global neighborhood" through the film.

Additionally Ron is the producer of Praying the Hours, an eight-segment film based on the traditional Benedictine hours of prayer, beginning with Vigils and ending with Compline, observed by the Abrahamic faith traditions. The film tells the story of a man who, in the midst of facing his death, reflects on eternity. The film was screened at Biola University's Torrey Media Conference, and recently at the inauguration of Fuller Seminary's new president, Mark Labberton.

Ron began working in the advertising side of motion picture in 1997 after graduating from Moody. He worked on various national commercial campaigns including Carl's Jr., Chevrolet, Comcast, L'Oreal, and T-Mobile. In 2007, Ron moved to Europe with his wife, Dolores (Stef) '96, where he founded a coffee importing, roasting and retail company, Three Bean Coffee Co., where Ron managed a team of 17 people. In 2010, he transitioned from advertising to filmmaking, and was a part of producing Not That Funny with Kinema Commonwealth, and in 2011, Praying the Hours and Regarding the Holidays . Additionally, he has produced many short films including The Return and Stop Traffick. Ron serves as Chair on the Board of Directors for Ecclesia, a church in Hollywood, where he currently resides with Dolores and their two children, Olivia and William.

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