“Datura” explores the roles of cause and effect in our lives, contemplating the notion that desire leads us to everything.
The film shows the contrast between the inner/ outside world of the individual. the work extends the concept of the human gaze as it manipulates the audience’s perception of spacing and interpretation of art.

Credits

  • Kelvin Zhu: Director
  • Kelvin Zhu: Writer
  • Jimmy Wu: Producer
  • Josh Ongcol: Key Cast, “Person”

Specifications

  • Project Title (Original Language): 苦集灭道
  • Project Type: Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres: Experimental, Installation
  • Runtime: 15 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date: May 3, 2019
  • Production Budget: 10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Country of Filming: Canada
  • Language: Chinese
  • Shooting Format: Digital
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.4:1
  • Film Color: Color
  • First-time Filmmaker: Yes
  • Student Project: Yes

Screenings / Awards

  • THE SHOW 2019 | EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY OF ART & DESIGN VANCOUVER
    Canada
    May 3, 2019
    “OUTSIDE THE BOX” – Emily Carr University of Art+Design Media Installation Awards 2019