Shorts: Otherly Worlds

  • 92 minutes
  • Asian CineVision in association with Asia Society presents:


    Things aren’t always what they seem. What begins as everyday, quickly becomes an exploration of legends, beasts, future technologies, alter-egos, and the supernatural. Join us as we experience a twist on stories of triumph, friendship, deception, and self-discovery.

    This program includes the following shorts:

    A naive young man receives a friend request from a beautiful stranger on social media then bumps into her the very next day. After a whirlwind romance, she wants to be introduced to his elusive father. Does she just want acceptance into the family or is she hiding an ulterior motive?
    David Chai
    USA, Narrative, 19 mins

    A desperate computer scientist struggling to fund her anti-depression AI application faces her toughest challenge yet.
    Jyothi Kalyan Sura
    USA/India, Narrative, 14 mins 25 sec

    When a boy battling a brain tumor is ready to give up, his little sister helps him discover a message of hope.
    Ryan Willard
    USA, Narrative, 11mins

    A pregnant woman and her husband visit her lonely, aging grandmother in the rural mountains of Taiwan only to witness the older woman's mysterious disappearance.
    Roxy Shih
    Taiwan/USA, Narrative, 15 mins

    A daughter gets manipulated by her mother to pull off a heist and struggles with the fallout of the crime.
    Namroc Doan
    USA, Narrative, 12 mins 16 sec

    Mara, a once renowned photographer, journeys deep into the mountains in search of a mystical beast never photographed before. But while searching for a mythical beast, the beast she truly discovers is inside herself.
    Chris Chung
    UK, Narrative, 20 mins
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