An experimental short film exploring the existential feelings of a 17-year-old girl who searches for purpose and intimacy while trapped in Diyu, or 'hell' in Chinese mythology.
SCREENING: Crowley Theater - Sunday Oct 18 12:30PM
Category: Narrative Short Year: 2015 Runtime: 13 Country: USA Language: Madarin Chinese Premiere: TEXAS
Director: Christine Yuan Assistant Director: Joshua Grossman Executive Producer: Gina Resnick Producer: Austin Simons, Eric Cook Editor: Ben Mullinkosson Cinematographer: Douglas E. Porter Choreographer: Andrew Winghart Composer: Ari Balouzian Production Designer: Alexis Johnson Script Supervisor: Kelsey Leahy Makeup Artist: Harmony Swink Costume Designer: Jen Martin Cast: Jessica Lu, Guo Li, Lee Chen, Raymond Ma
Christine Yuan is a Pasadena, CA native and graduate of UCLA’s School of Film, Television, and Digital Media. Christine’s first short film, Rafi Baby, was an official selection at the 2012 Festival de Cannes Court Métrage and the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival. Christine has directed music videos and documentaries featured on Spin Magazine, Dazed and Confused Magazine, Vice’s Noisey, and more. She is nominated for D&AD 2015 Next Director Award and is inspired to create stories featuring Asian Americans in non-stereotypical roles. Her biggest challenge as a filmmaker is to create stories and characters that are authentic to the human experience.