Seattle Asian American Film Festival 2021

Thrills, Chills, and Things Gone Wrong

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KĀLEWA
In the future, a Hawaiian astronaut makes the next great leap for his planet, his family, and himself. Tonight is his last chance.
THE MARK
A young single mother struggles against ominous forces, whom she believes are bent on taking her infant daughter.
HERE & GONE
Isolated from the outside world, a woman struggles to escape a toxic relationship with her husband. Her attempts to flee are halted when she begins to hear disturbing voices from the radio.
DESPERATION
Anarchist protests and revolts explode in a dystopian Los Angeles, where the rationing of food and power supply has heavily impacted the remaining survivors. After two robbers break into Akari’s home and find her hoarded supplies, she fends for the last meaningful thing in her life.
EVAN AT THE CRACK OF DAWN
When Evan wakes up in the middle of the desert, he has no memory of how he ended up there. While searching for help, he meets Dawn, a dry humored and not-so-angelic messenger angel assigned to guide him home.
RECEIVER
Sriyani, an idealistic and overtaxed counselor at a telephone help line. She has built her life around helping others, but always at the expense of those closest to her. So who is going to defend Sriyani when she is hypnotized by a caller on her phone tonight?
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LOGAN LEE & THE RISE OF THE PURPLE DAWN
Turntablist Logan Lee is nervous for the party he'll be soundtracking tonight for his best friend. But not to fear, Auntie Bobbie is here with some of the rarest weed she's ever laid lungs on: Purple Dawn.
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Ever imagined waking up somewhere and having no memory of how you ended up there? What about the feeling that someone — but you don't know who — is after you? This collection of heart-racing shorts comprise a scary, suspenseful, and supernatural viewing experience. From the phone-line hypnosis in Receiver to the post-apocalyptic survivalists of Desperation, these films serve as inventive outlets for filmmakers that play with some of our deepest fears.

A young single mother struggles against ominous forces, whom she believes are bent on taking her infant daughter. As she puts herself in harm's way to protect her child, the line between what is real and what isn't blurs. This chilling narrative, driven by women, explores the themes of grief and isolation through the psychological thriller genre. (Content Warning: Violence)

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    15 minutes
  • Language
    English, Japanese
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    PNW Premiere
  • Note
    English Subtitles
  • Director
    Devin E. Haqq
  • Cast
    Catherine Curtin, Kana Hatakeyama, Maho Honda