TALES OF TOMORROW (SHORTS)
In a lifetime, technology can marvel us and then become obsolete; our intervening moments produce desolation or beauty, sometimes both at once. These films offer echoes of an ever-closer future filled with wearable tech, distant planets, mechanized bureaucracy and all-too-fallible humans just trying to find their way.
— Mordecai Stayton
Co-Presenter: The Devata Giving Circle
In This Program
Juhee So / Shorts / USA / 2014 / 8 minsJack Grey, ID number J5AE 11811, waits for bureaucratic machinery to finish the process of his self termination. In the meantime, he seeks solace in thinking of a mother he never had and what his life might have been outside the confines of four walls.
Davy Chou / Shorts / Cambodia / 2014 / Short / 20 minsPhnom Penh of the present is about to make way for the city of the future. Friends Sotha and Kavich are making preparations of their own, and both are set to go on a very long journey. From the director of GOLDEN SLUMBERS, CAMBODIA 2099 captures young lives in a country in flux.
Jaime Lastimosa / Shorts / Philippines / 2013 / Bay Area Connection, Music Video / 3 minsWhen the world finally ends, this is the music video you will want playing out the human race.
Greg Pak / Shorts / USA / 2014 / Bay Area Connection / 14 minsOut of the mind of comic book writer and filmmaker Greg Pak, HAPPY FUN ROOM is a feverish and colorful romp through the backstage terrain of a post-apocalyptic kid's show. This short is part of the fifth and final series of ITVS's FUTURESTATES.
Christopher Kahunahana / Shorts / USA / Experimental, Short / 15 minsLahaina noon is a day when the sun passes directly overhead, causing shadows to recede until disappearing. On this day in Hawai'i, four lives are irreparably changed by the phenomenon.
Faroukh Virani / Shorts / USA / 2014 / Short / 17 minsIn the year 2021, India is on the verge of colonizing a new homeworld, but their advance team of astronauts remains suspended above the planet caring for their ailing captain. Once word comes from Earth that they are now the only hope for a fresh start, the remaining crew must make a terrible choice.