Get your tissues ready. Directed by Aneesh Chaganty and Sev Ohanian, the short film called “Seeds” is made entirely using a Google Glass.
For those unfamiliar with the device, Google Glass is worn like any other pair of glasses. It has an optical head-mounted display and allows wearers to communicate with the Internet though voice commands. Aside from it’s impressive LED display and touchpad, Google Glass also comes with a camera that allows users to take pictures and capture video. It was through this method that “Seeds” was created.
The short follows the 23-year-old filmmaker Aneesh Chaganty as he travels to India and teases viewers with a mysterious manilla envelope. According to Mashable, the video was shot over the course of 10 days in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tokyo and India.
Thus far, Google Glass has received quite a bit of criticism and has been questioned as an invasion of privacy. This short aims to highlight the benefits of Google Glass. In this case, “Seeds” shows how the device can capture beautiful and touching moments.
If you’re in the mood to have your heart melt, then we have just the thing for you. Australian highschool student, Kim Ho, stars in his beautifully written short, “The Language of Love”.
The short follows a highschool student, Charlie, who is unable to focus on his French exam when the assignment asks him to write a letter to his best friend.
He pulls the audience into his own world and eventually reveals his inner-struggle. He is in love with his best friend- who happens to be a boy. We are allowed into his very personal emotions of passionate confession, confusion, and fear.
“Its not because he’s a boy,” Charlie explains, “He just happens to be one and I can’t figure out if that makes it wrong”
Charlie pulls us deeper and deeper into his personal feelings and ultimately reaches a realization.
“You always hear people say it’s weird and just not normal, but isn’t that the point of love?” he asks. “To transcend normalness and become something special?”
Needless to say, this short film is beautiful, inspiring, and heartwarming. Watch it for yourself below:
Here’s your chance to support women of the API community in the Entertainment Industry. Jennifer Phang (Sundance Fest and Lab Alumna director-writer), Jacqueline Kim (actor, co-writer, producer) and Theresa Navarro (producer) are joining forces for the adaptation of of ADVANTAGEOUS – an award-winning short film made for the ITVS FUTURESTATES online series. The short stars numerous API actors including Jacqueline Kim (CHARLOTTE SOMETIMES), 13-year-old Korean-American actress Samantha Kim, and Obie Award-winning actor James Urbaniak (THE VENTURE BROS, AMERICAN SPLENDOR)
“A sci-fi film set in a not-too-distant future, ADVANTAGEOUS is about a mother who must decide whether to undergo an extreme procedure in order to compete in an extremely difficult job market and provide a better education and future for her daughter. It deals with themes of feminism, family, education, and sacrifice.”
The short played at a number film festivals including Tribeca, CAAMFest and the San Diego Asian Film Festival, and won the Golden Reel Award at LA Asian Pacific Film Festival. After gaining much praise, it was developed into a feature-length script. This is where you come in.
The Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign aims to raise $30,000 to fund turning this short into a feature film. The campaign deadline is this Friday July 12th. If you’d like to see Advantageous make it to the big screen, click here to make a contribution!
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