Project Posts
These articles provide additional information about Side by Side, and expand on what we’ve learned over the course of this project. They are also published as a whole, or in part, on Medium and Facebook, where comments are welcome.
ADOPTION NOW podcast: Glenn Morey, award-winning film director and inter-country adoptee, shares details of his personal story and film project
ADOPTION NOW podcast: Glenn Morey, award-winning film director and inter-country adoptee, shares details of his personal story and film project

Out of a South Korean Orphanage: Glenn Morey’s Story About Finding His Voice and Creating a Documentary

Kelley Still of Hyphen interviews Side by Side filmmaker, Glenn Morey
Kelley Still of Hyphen interviews Side by Side filmmaker, Glenn Morey

Glenn Morey and his wife and co-director, Julie Morey, have spent years conceiving of, producing and directing Side by Side: Out of a South Korean Orphanage and Into the World, a multi-tiered documentary and audio/visual art installation. 

JTBC News profiles Side by Side and filmmaker, Glenn Morey
JTBC News profiles Side by Side and filmmaker, Glenn Morey

South Koreans are the second largest country of origin for this website, with visits resulting from Korean news media stories like this.

Colorado Public Radio profiles Side by Side and filmmaker, Glenn Morey.
Colorado Public Radio profiles Side by Side and filmmaker, Glenn Morey.

Denver Filmmaker Explores How Korean Adoptees Felt Like 'Martians' In White America.

SBS Evening News profiles Side by Side and filmmaker, Glenn Morey.
SBS Evening News profiles Side by Side and filmmaker, Glenn Morey.

Side by Side is a project documenting 100 individual stories…we spent 5 years preserving personal memories and experiences of abandonment, relinquishment, orphanages, aging out, and inter-country adoption out of South Korea.

Side by Side wins Gold, Best Documentary Short Film.
Side by Side wins Gold, Best Documentary Short Film.

Side by Side: Out of a South Korean Orphanage & Into the World—Gold Jury Prize for Documentary Short Film—uses a series of intimate, first-person narratives filmed around the world to bring audience members face to face with stories of the Korean adoptee experience. Skillfully poignant, the film brings home the experience of abandonment, relinquishment, and reunification.

"Psychology Today" features filmmaker, Glenn Morey, as a guest blogger.
"Psychology Today" features filmmaker, Glenn Morey, as a guest blogger.

Adult adoptees voices are changing adoption narrative. Psychology Today and Adoption Diaries columnist, E. Kay Trimberger Ph.D., presents this guest blog by Glenn Morey, an award-winning documentary filmmaker. He was born in South Korea and adopted to the U.S. in 1960. 

"Kore" article profiles Side by Side filmmaker, Glenn Morey, in a wide-ranging interview.
"Kore" article profiles Side by Side filmmaker, Glenn Morey, in a wide-ranging interview.

Denver-based filmmaker Glenn Morey is using his recent documentary project “Side by Side” to candidly explore the range of emotions and experiences that derive from being adopted from South Korea into a new country and into a family of a different race.

The documentary project will appear in three iterations, in the form of a 38-minute short film, an online series of uncut interview sessions and a visual art exhibition. The short film will premiere in select screenings this weekend.

Himself an intercountry and transracial adoptee from South Korea, Morey spoke with us about his inspiration for the film and its personal significance to him.

"Immerse" article introduces Side by Side to the independent filmmaking community.
"Immerse" article introduces Side by Side to the independent filmmaking community.

Random chaos of the universe, as seen through the eyes of orphaned Koreans—the multi-platform depiction of 60+ years of adoption out of South Korea. 

"Art + Marketing" article explains the unusual scope of the Side by Side project.
"Art + Marketing" article explains the unusual scope of the Side by Side project.

This is the story of how we came to create an improbable, unconventional, cross-platform documentary art project, Side by Side: Out of a South Korean Orphanage and Into the World.

Side by Side receives fiscal sponsorship from the International Documentary Association (IDA).
Side by Side receives fiscal sponsorship from the International Documentary Association (IDA).

As the fiscal sponsor of the Side by Side project, the IDA will serve as a non-profit manager of all funds contributed to Side by Side. In this way, granting organizations, institutions, and individuals will reap the tax benefits of contributing to a non-profit, and they will know that the IDA is monitoring the release and expenditure of those funds.

An online video installation, launching May 18, 2018
An online video installation, launching May 18, 2018

The making of a documentary film project: Side by Side—100 individual stories, and a five-year international journey through the personal memories and experiences of abandonment, relinquishment, orphanages, aging out, and inter-country adoption from South Korea.