DisOrient 2014 Shorts Program: My Take
Breaking the Rules (2013) Short Narrative 10 min. Canada
Directed by Kathy Leung
Starring Sachin Sahel, Owen Kwong, Fane Tse, Elena Juatco, Nadine Charleson, Jono Lee, Rosie Simon
Rules, dealbreakers and misunderstandings: a post-game analysis of what happens when bad dating happens to good people.
Cantonese Style! (2013) Short Narrative 10 min. USA
Directed by Bea Soong
Starring Henry Yuk, Wai Ching Ho, Angel Sing, Richard Chang, Bea Soong,Les J.N. Mau, Tom Goodwin
ENGLISH AND CANTONESE
Explores friendship, fashion and food.
Dress (2013) Short Narrative 21 min. USA
Directed by Henry Ian Cusick
Starring Loretta Ables, Asher Abraham, Ho'Ano Au, Henry Ian Cusick, Riley Graves-Lock, Maile Holck, Margaret Jones, Kordell Kekoa, Celia Kenney, Hermenigildo 'Junior' Tesoro, Valerie Watanbe, Kathy Young
Shot against the stunning backdrop of Hawaii, Dress is a poetic and emotional tale of Ben and his two sons as they struggle to cope with the death of his wife Maile. This genuine and thoughtful story explores how this family deals with their loss. I,n searching for an appropriate way to grieve, Ben creates drama, confusion and a whole new way of remembering Mom.
The Last Piece (2013) Short Narrative 10 min. USA
Directed by Rosalyn Coleman Williams, Written and Co-Produced by Mrinalini Kamath
Starring E.J. An and Jeff Kim
A young woman cleans her apartment in preparation for her suicide, and tags all of her items for those she will leave behind. As she gets closer and closer to her goal, the interruptions become more and more immediate, with the final interruption coming from an unlikely source: A pepperoni pizza.
The Happiest Person in America (2013) Short Narrative 15 min. USA
Directed by Sara Israel
Starring Michael Paul Chan, Liza Lapira, Dale Dickey, Steve West, Shiri Appleby
'The Happiest Person In America' is a short film exploring the possibility of a 'formula' for happiness, and one woman's quest to learn from the one man who has mathematically 'achieved' it. Set at the cultural intersection of American Judaism and the Asian American experience, the film tells an unexpectedly funny and subtly insightful story about what we lose and what we gain throughout our lives, and how those transactions affect our identities and our happiness-- even while we must acknowledge that there are some aspects to each of us that are immutable.
Yellow Sticky Notes : Canadian Anijam (2013)
Short Documentary 8 min Canada
Directed by Jeff Chiba Stearns
Animators: Alison Snowden, Chris Hinton, Cordell Barker, David Fine, Howie Shia, Janet Perlman, Jeff Chiba Stearns, Jody Kramer, Joel Mackenzie, Jonathan Ng, Lillian Chan, Louise Johnson, Malcolm Sutherland, Marv Newland, Paul Driessen
For the first time in Canadian history, 15 of Canada's most award-winning and celebrated independent animators have come together to create one collaborative animated film.
Q&A after the Shorts Program with Kathy Leung, Terry Wong, Bea Soong, and Mrinalini Kamath.
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