Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

"We Are In This Together" Short Film Showcase

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Since the coronavirus pandemic started, there have been many turns of phrase that have been repeated ad nasueum. One of those is the well-intentioned (or is it?) phrase "We Are All In This Together." I decided to look at those words and think about things a bit more intimately, changing it to "We Are In This Together." These stories are about partnerships: marriage, significant others, and the like. As with the short film block about families, you will see that some films will address this phrase with irony, and others will address it with sincerity. All of them use human bonds as the center of either anxiety or hope.

A light-hearted comedy about the sweetest fiancé giving her boyfriend the best birthday present ever.


"Amazing comic timing that kept me uncomfortable, laughing, and waiting to see what they would do. Well edited, written, and performed. Hats off to the actor who plays the fiancé for her passionate performance, she was wicked and is a dream gal!" -Programmer Jay Kay


"This was a great example of how the horror genre creates that special little place that allows everyday life to be explored in an extreme fashion. This one in particular has left me considering how we often allow the scars from our past to infiltrate our relationships." -Programmer Macon Wilson


Director: Dinh Thai is an Asian-American writer/director by way of commercial directing based in Los Angeles. Born in Vietnam, fled to France, and finally settling in Los Angeles, the 80s and 90s nurtured a fascinating cultural mix that strongly informs Dinh’s filmic approach and aesthetic.


Dinh’s narrative work has aired on HBO and Cinemax. Specifically, MONDAY, a short film he wrote and directed has garnished over 50 festival awards and nominations, including first place in the inaugural HBO Asian Pacific American Visionaries competition, Outstanding Director, Outstanding Actor and Next Generation Filmmaker Award at the prestigious NBCU Shorts Festival, Best Direction at the New York Television Festival and The One Screen Festival, Best Short Film at CATALYST, and Best New Filmmaker of the Year at NFMLA.


Along with being in the Disney|ABC Director Program, Dinh has shadowed on American Horror Story (Ryan Murphy's Half-Initiative), MAYANS M.C. (Fox 21 TV), and directed an episode of New Amsterdam (218 ‘Matter of Seconds”) through NBC’s Emerging Director Program. He is also actively pursuing film and TV directing assignments as well as developing a show based on his short film and other multicultural ideas.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    8 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Dinh Thai
  • Screenwriter
    Ivan Tsang, Dinh Thai
  • Producer
    Diane Foster, Edward Hong, Josephine Chang
  • Cast
    Edward Hong, Josephine Chang, Roman Moretti
  • Cinematographer
    Reuben Steinberg
  • Editor
    Cullan Bruce, Kelly Nickels
  • Composer
    Blenda Lau
  • Sound Design
    Venus Leone