Film Night x JIG SPACE Program
Spilled Water Never Returns (6 minutes)
Pat attempts to stop his gum from bleeding and to claim a bet from an old friend, who has lost touch since a paddleboarding accident.
Writer/Director/Animator: Anthony Kit Lee (@antoine_en_anglais)
Collaborator: Garvin Chan
Wide Stance Dance (5 minutes)
2 Asian-Canadians confront their internalized smallness, and finally learn to take up space through humour, dance, and wide stances.
Cinematographer: Jo Hirabayashi
Editor: Jo Hirabayashi
Music: Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi
Colourist: So Young Park
Crew: Dan Loan
Mentorship: Nancy Lee
Special Thanks: Sarah Wong and Linda Sum
This film was commissioned by F-O-R-M and Company 605 as part of the 2021 Commissioning Funds
Comb (8 minutes)
A fragmentary wandering of three friends, combing over a nighttime beach in Birch Bay on December 30th, 2019.
Director: Sam Mason (@sammmaeson)
Featuring: Amber Nordstrand, Sena Yurika, Howard Dai
The Cycle of Life featuring Guo Yan & Pepe Hidalgo (5 minutes)
The short film features artists Guo Yan and Pepe Hidalgo, two artists from different languages and cultures. The story reveals how two artists collaborate on artworks given communication barrier, the cultural difference when two exchange ideas spiritually through their painting and creation process. The film also introduces their eight past collaborations through 2019-2022.
Director: Daniel Shi
Producer: Rachel Chen (@linseasky)
Director of Photography: Patrick Gong
Photography: Olivia Lin
Phosphene (5 minutes)
Phosphene searches for the harmony between the acoustics and the image of sound. The film’s soundscape comprises natural and industrial sounds from the west coast of Canada. Inspired by these sounds, the image was created through cymatics-- a process that visualizes sound vibrations through various liquid mediums.
Creator: Colin Williscroft (@bnsnk_)
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In Another Life (15 minutes)
A soul split into two, come together to meet once again after being separated from one another for
Director: Asad Yahya (@trippinonasad)
Starring Alexander Jones & Justin Anthony
The Comfort of a Lie (9 minutes)
The Comfort of a Lie prompts its audience to embrace a state of discomfort. Employing elements that originate from both visual and auditory uneasiness, this piece is a confrontation with instability. The Comfort of a Lie does not aim to provide the viewer with a pleasurable experience; rather, the piece aspires to negotiate uncomfortable factors and have its audience do the same.
Director: Kevin Kiju Kim (@iamkiju)
Choreographer/Performer: Anja Graham (@anja_graham)
Composer: Sebastian Ortiz Cruz (@sbstn3)
Assistant Director: Colin Williscroft (@bnsnk_)
Director of Photography: Peter Lee (@the.plee)
Assistant Camera: Valeria Khan (@kvel_f)
Holly (11 minutes)
When an experimental therapy technique leads to the death of her dog, Olga must turn to that same therapist to help her heal.