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.