2017 / 12 min / English / Narrative Fiction (Student Film)
After being forced to return early from summer camp, Dana and Sam are planted in the midst of their recently late grandfather's Buddhist funeral ceremony.


Starring - Sahara Forest & Erika Forest

Producer, Writer, Director, Editor - Natalie Murao
Directors of Photography - Mack Calistan & Ryan Clough-Carroll
Production Designer - River Miller
Casting Directors - Reed Jackson & Cameron Mackenzie
Assistant Director - Thea Loo
Assistant Camera - Marcus Hann
Costumes - Hannah Davis
Props - Hue Nguyen
Makeup - Megan Mitchell
Grips - Robin Dalla-Vicenza, Hannah Dubois, Cross Li, Grace Mathisen
Sound Mixer - Caish Lea Thompson
Boom Op - Abigail Markowitz
Sound Designers - Thea Loo & Caish Lea Thompson
Re-Recording Mixers - Reed Jackson & Caish Lea Thompson
Colorists - Mack Calistan & Ryan Clough-Carroll

Special Thanks - Wendy Murao, Chris Murao, Dani Ngo, Rob Groeneboer, Corbin Saleken, Simone Rapisarda, Patricia Gruben, Justin Taylor, Rob Higo, Dylan Maranda, Tealeaves, Vancouver Buddhist Temple, Nikkei National Museum


  • Whistler Film Festival
    →  Recipient of ShortWork Student Award
  • Vancouver Asian Film Festival
    →  Nominated for Best Canadian Short Award
  • Asian American International Film Festival
  • Center for Asian American Media Festival
  • Portland Film Festival
  • San Diego Asian Film Festival
  • Reel 2 Real Film Festival
  • East Van Showcase
  • Powell Street Festival
  • Kamloops Museum & Archive



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