U.S. Short Film: The Distance Between Us

U.S. Short Film: The Distance Between Us

  • Jeffrey Wu
  • Danny Jurado

Accompanied by his father and equipped with filming gear, a grandson travels to his homeland in China to capture what would be his final moments with his grandmother. The Distance Between Us is a glimpse into this last memory of a family grappling with Alzheimer’s disease.

The film exhibits an extensive network necessary to tend the needs of a grandmother forgetting how to count—the 24-hour on-call nannies, the bone-tired grandfather, the hopeful son-in-law, and the grandson desperate to compensate lost time. What began as the grandson’s attempt to document the final hours grows into an examination on a familial relationship separated by both physical distance and mental


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  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student, Web / New Media, Other
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Asian-American, Family, Disability, Drama
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 13, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    China, United States
  • Film Language:
    Chinese, English
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Screenings / Awards

  • Culver City Film Festival
    Culver City
    United States
    December 9, 2018
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • CAAM Fest
    San Francisco, California
    United States
    May 8, 2019
    Bay Area Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Asian Film Festival Dallas
    Dallas, Texas
    United States
    July 25, 2019
    Texas Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Brandeis Asian American Students Association Film Festival
    Waltham, Massachusetts
    United States
    March 23, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Finding Home Artist Showcase
    Perth, Australia
    United States
    July 11, 2019
    Australian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Finding Home Artist Showcase #2
    Berkeley, California
    United States
    August 5, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Asian American International Film Festival
    New York, New York
    United States
    August 3, 2019
    East Coast Premiere
    Official Selection
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Country: Worldwide
Rights: Internet


2019 Asian Film Festival