Director: Matte Chi
Writer: Shirlyn Jennifer Wong
Producer: Matte Chi
Editor: Matte Chi
Main Cast: David Rysdahl, Sue Kim and SJ Son
Synopsis: In a time of uncensored selfies, a man finds unwanted attention for his selfish deeds.
There is darkness, there is grace. There is fear which destroys and fear that creates. These are what I believe to be the essential elements of filmmaking: darkness and fear. The darkness represents the unknowable, the fear is our recognition of the limits of knowledge.
Film is an opportunity to face the unexpected void that may or may not loom ahead. The acknowledgement that that void is created by others, by people we embrace into our lives and to acknowledge that we can overcome this, albeit with scars intact is what I hope, ultimately, to communicate.
Born in Seoul and raised in NY, Matte won a script contest at the AAFilmLab and made his first short film.
In 2009, Matte attended NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia and his short film, EH JEUNG (2011), won the Alexis Award for Best Emerging Student Filmmaker and Best Student Cinematography at the 17th Palm Springs International ShortsFest.
Matte also works as a freelance cinematographer, recently, Grey Advertising’s “Life Saving Dot” won five Cannes Lions.
Matte believes that the visual medium of storytelling and simply bearing witness, can illuminate us with grace to dispel the darkness which surrounds us.