A showcase for the movie “I AM” was held at Seoul’s Youngdeungpo-gu on April 30th.
At the showcase, Kangta said, “Back when I was a trainee, there were only four people in the agency, including Mr. Lee Sooman. We trained in an extremely poor environment then.”
He added, “One day Tony Ahn ordered some japchae rice at a Chinese restaurant, and for a few days he was in trouble with the company. We could only afford to order something at a Chinese restaurant once every couple of days. The rest of the time we dieted on yellow sausages.”
Kangta also stated, “When I performed at New York’s Madison Square, memories of my trainee days came back to me. I thought, ‘So this day has arrived.’ My juniors have done well.”
“I AM” is a documentary movie that addresses real life stories of SM Entertainment’s artists like Kangta, BoA, DBSK, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee and f(x). The movie aims to reveal “the years of unseen stories that goes on behind a four minute long performance.”
The movie contains footage from the four thousand eight hundred and twenty-four tapes that SM Entertainment has accrued over sixteen years, along with four thousand four hundred and fifteen tapes from Mnet. They are juxtaposed alongside audition and trainee footage, as well as their debut performances and their first performance in New York’s Madison Square.
The opening is set for May 10th.