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A Short Film
Written & Starring Forest Lin
Forest, an ambitious, naïve young "auteur" sets out to make his very own Citizen Kane, slated to premiere at the next Cannes Film Festival. Although, in reality - revealed through the side-splitting behind the scenes footage - Forest's fantasy is laid bare as nothing more than a pretentious student film full of cliches and unnecessary lens flares. However, as the shoot goes on and the on-set complications delve deeper into its never-ending rabbit hole, the mockumentary itself seemingly begins to peel away the multiple layers of reality.
It is a film that explores student film clichés all while consciously employing those same clichés within its very own story. As you'd expect, the film is layered with Tarantino references, hours behind schedules, unnecessary lens flares, dolly zooms, alarm clocks, a masterclass and the usual film within a film within a film within a film, for good measure.
It's like a double Big Mac but instead of shitty meat patties, we use shitty clichés.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Making this film was an absolute treat, the on-set vibe was always light-hearted, full of energy and sometimes even filled with balls to walls complete and utter non-sensical fun. It was not a surprise then, like in the plot of the actual film, we also went hours behind schedule.
So it would be a travesty, a crime against humanity and extremely selfish of us not to share our onset shenanigans.
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