Half-Finished, Short Film

A short film about a struggling artist who attempts to deal with his flaw of leaving everything half-finished through his fantasies of success.
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Jocelyn Tsaih
Film
New York, New York
United States
2 Team Members



WHAT'S THE FILM ABOUT?

Andy, a struggling fine artist in Brooklyn, has a flaw of leaving everything half-finished. Instead of facing his reality of pressure and fear of failure, Andy ends up spending his time fantasizing about success from the work that he, unfortunately, has not finished. 

This story comes from frustrating personal experience with the pressure of learning or practicing a creative career. Though a lot of this pressure can come from external sources, I personally believe that the biggest obstacle is actually the pressure we put on ourselves. I feel that it becomes easy to find distractions and empty reasons to put things off or abandon our ideas, but these are only things we do to ourselves because we're afraid that we will fail instead of succeed. And even though I know that the latter is not true, I am still in the process of learning to deal with all the pressure, from myself and others, which is how this story was born.


WHO'S ON THE TEAM?

Jocelyn Tsaih (Writer/Director)

My name is Jocelyn (hi!) and I'm a student at the School of Visual Arts in New York. This year, I had the opportunity of taking Bob Girald's Project Class, which is a film class dedicated to Graphic Design majors. Even though I knew it would be a huge challenge, I genuinely wanted to experience a different craft and medium of communication. I am really excited and looking forward to the rest of the process.

Bob Giraldi (Executive Producer)

Award-winning film and television director Bob Giraldi brings an independent hand to everything he touches. From Michael Jackson’s music video for “Beat It” to the popular Miller Lite commercials in the 1980s, Giraldi has produced and directed over 4,000 unique visual masterpieces. 

Ebony Roundtree (Producer)

Gordon Yu (Director of Photography)

Gordon Yu, born in Hong Kong and raised in New York City, became fascinated with cinema at a young age. Gordon was admitted to film school in 2005 and attained a Bachelor of Art in Film Production, focusing in Cinematography, in late 2009. He started his career as lighting technician and camera operator, and his versatile background and knowledge in filmmaking helped him make the transition in becoming an in-demand cinematographer. Although still in his mid 20s, Gordon has already established outstanding credibility in commercials, music videos, and independent films. His talents and unique style bring a refreshing approach to visual storytelling. His work “Here, Too” and “Jack Attack” was nominated for Best Cinematography at The Chinese Film Festival and Terror Film Festival. 

In 2012, the short film “Home”, where Gordon also served as Director of Photography, won both Best Fiction at the CUNY Asian American Film Festival and The Ledo Matteroli Award for Best Immigrant Story at the 45thHumboldt Film Festival. In addition, the short film Mama’s Heart was nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography at the 25th Annual Brooklyn College Film Festival. Now traveling primarily between New York and Los Angeles, Gordon hopes to further advance his career as a committed cinematographer by meeting other passionate filmmakers, and sequentially, assist them in bringing their unique visions to life.

WHO ARE THE ACTORS?

Tobias as ANDY

Andrew as DAVID 

Carlotta as AMY


WHY DO WE NEED $$$?

  • Production Costs (set design, costumes, etc.)
  • Post-production Costs (editing, sound, etc.)
  • Talent (Actors) & Crew (On-set, off-set)
  • Transportation

We would love to see this project come to life, and really, any help you send our way will be deeply appreciated. Anything helps!

WHAT DO YOU GET?

We want you all to be able to get something back for what you give. Here are some exciting perks we can offer in exchange for your kindness!

  • A special thanks/shout out!
  • A movie postcard
  • DVD + Copy of the script
  • A personalized doodle (fully finished)
  • Being an extra on set
  • An invitation to the film festival on May 22, 2014

HOW ELSE CAN YOU HELP?

Simply spreading the word or sharing this page would be of great help to us. We really appreciate your support! Thank you :)

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