Two new films in the NSI Online Short Film Festival this week.
In the sci-fi fantasy We Are All One, directed by Danny Hoi-Wah Ho, a Chinese student living in North America wonders how things could be different if his people were the dominant race on earth.
Danny Hoi-Wah Ho says, “We Are All One explores the touchy subject of how Asians are treated and portrayed in western mass media and how it affects the perception of Asians in western society.
For as long as the medium of film existed, from ‘yellowface’ Charlie Chan films to Breakfast At Tiffany’s to Sixteen Candles and most recently The Hangover films, Asians in North America (especially men) have been heavily stereotyped, desexualized and ridiculed.
Instead of attacking the sensitive subject of racial discrimination in the mass media head-on, I decided to create a film that asks viewers to rethink what films are actually trying to imply when they are made.”
In the cheeky short Transfusance, directed by Craig Benzan, our main character Brad has secret that leads to an embarrassing confession. Get ready to cringe!
Craig Benzan says, “The seed of Transfusance came about while I was washing dishes at home and the key phrase from the confession of the film popped into my head. After I stopped laughing to myself I wrote it down, intending – somehow, some way – to share it with the world.”