Category: Movies

爾後 Hereafter (2018)

 

Tormented by her husband’s death, the young widow is struck by chaotic memories and illusions in their apartment and becomes suicidal as she perceives her husband’s ghostly existence.

在丈夫死後,回憶以及幻覺不停地困擾著試圖振作起來的她。只是,當她確認丈夫的鬼魂仍在身旁的那一刻起,她決定不再逃避…

Written and Directed by Freddy Tang. (CalArts Thesis)
USA / 2018 / 12mins

 

 

故事簡介 Synopsis

丈夫因為突如其來的意外過世,留下她一個人獨自面對喪偶的悲傷。在公寓裡不斷浮現的各種回憶,開始模糊了現實和幻夢的分界。為了振作起來,她決定將一切有關丈夫的物品全部丟棄,卻發現一切只是徒然,因為記憶無從抹去。歷歷在目的往事,成為丈夫鬼魂出沒的不二解釋。於是,她決定不再壓抑自己的想望,拋下一切和他走…

After her husband’s accidental death, the young widow faces her grief alone in their apartment. The chaotic memories blur the boundary between reality and dream. The decision to throw away his belongings only proves her desperation. The vivid mirage gradually convinces her of his ghostly existence. She couldn’t suppress her feeling anymore and soon comes up with a crazy plan…

創作理念 Artist Statement 

失去愛,也沒有恨了,才瞭解悲傷是第三種存在。別麻煩丟東西了吧,因為想念不需要媒介。我的聲音、觸感和味道,成為你寫實的魔幻。當初至死不渝的玩笑話,請你不必遵守。如果死後還有另一個世界,我發誓會變成鬼回來陪你。但是,如果一切就這樣沒有了,請允許我們相處的這一秒鐘,和過去無數個微不足道的片刻,在你的長夜裡吹起暖風,在汪洋中化為扁舟。畢竟,勇敢地存活下去,是你能為我做的最浪漫的事,也是我們相愛的初衷。

There is no hate without love. The third and only alternative is grief. Don’t bother throwing things away because memory needs no media. My voice, texture and smell will turn into your magical realism. Suicide for love is a bad joke I should not have told you. If afterworld does exist, I will definitely come back for you as a ghost. If not, please allow the countless moments we shared to breeze in your dark night and navigate your hopeless drifting. After all, to live however is the most romantic thing you can do for me – that’s what our love is for.


 

夜衝 Rush to the Night (2018)

 

An awkward reunion of two parted friends triggers their night adventure to the time capsule they buried in school.

兩名因嫌隙而不再連絡的老友,在一次尷尬的重逢後,決定在這個深夜裡一起挖出過去埋藏在學校裡的時光膠囊。

Written & Directed by Freddy Tang
DP by Freddy Tang
TAIWAN / 2018 / 18 mins

 

劇情簡介 Synopsis

老包在某個夜裡接到了一通意外的電話,許久未聯絡的大學同學小酒約他見面。老包內心雖然充滿疑問,但仍舊赴約。尷尬的重逢問候並沒有讓他們敞開心房,一個突如其來的想法,卻讓兩人決定重回校園,挖出以前一起埋藏的時光膠囊。
雖然苦樂夾雜的回憶湧上心頭,但在搜尋時光膠囊的過程中,兩人過去的矛盾終於爆發。老包沒有意料到的是,出現在校園月色下的神秘身影、當年未竟的籃球比賽,和過往暗戀未果的情事,竟讓這個如夢似幻、莫以名狀的夜晚,平添一股溫暖又悲傷的氣息。

BAO receives an unexpected phone call from NINETY, a friend who he hasn’t contacted for a long time. The reunion doesn’t bring them closer. Somehow, the awkwardness between them triggers their decision to dig out the time capsule they buried in school. Although they recall bittersweet memories through the adventure, the misunderstanding they had long before finally leads to a fight after the failure of their searching. However, to Bao’s surprise, the mysterious figures around campus corners, the unfinished basketball game and the secret romance in the past… all eventually contribute to this strange and nostalgic emotion of the magical night.

 

創作概念 Artist Statement

年少的青春往事不論在什麼時候回想起來,都帶著點魔幻的色彩。夾雜著遺憾、激情、羞澀和瘋癲,那個曾經理所當然毫不節制的遙遠時空,如今卻已無跡可尋,成為了一種既現實又似夢一般的存在。
於是過去的我們開始解離,與現在的自己平行並存著,無時無刻地反覆辯證著那陌生又親密的人生感受 – 就像台北市不斷消失的天橋、埋藏過去和未來的時光膠囊,甚至是那支不再一起跳的舞… 我們只能在無處追索的回憶中,找到存在的真切意義。
如果生存的本質就是失去,永恆不過是一個相對的概念。那麼,在當初相遇的那一刻起,我們就已經真正地為彼此活過,即使短暫絢爛,卻足以在人生這漫長黑夜中,留下灼灼閃爍的星光。

Youthful days always carry a magical element as we recall them. With the nature of regret, passion and embarrassment, the memory from the past always make me feel contradictorily – dreamy yet realistic. The distance between the past and present then creates an alternative self that becomes the only proof of my own existence. Eternity is a relative concept since nothing ever stays the same. The moment we met and the times we shared were never too short to leave a glaring mark in this long dark night we called life.


Begin Again (2017)

Music Video Begin Again – Cilience

Vocals and guitar: Ian Stahl
Bass: Eric DeLuca
Drums: Michael Anetsberger

Directed by Fu Jui “Freddy” Tang
Cinematography by Sean Renner
Lighting Design and Production by Josephine Wang
Editing by Ian Stahl and William Gagain
Special Effects by William Gagain
Coaching by Preston Butler III
Scenic Design by Carlo Maghirang

Lyrics by Ian Stahl:
Another butterfly in the bell jar
A painting in motion, destination-unaware
The prized specimen in the collection
So beautiful but slowly you are running out of air

Faded photographs of faces
Made on dreams I used to know
Are we now who we were then?
Can we truly begin again?

If I could paint new wings
Would they take me any higher?
Will these Icarus dreams
Melt me down or forge me in fire?
We were born in time to see the sun rise
Now we live our lives in jealousy of everything that flies

Faded photographs of faces
Made on dreams I used to know
Are we now who we were then?
Can we truly begin again?

Three silver denials withhold Polaroid evidence
Of those who sought to grow wings
Re-examine your reticence
Now or never take flight
©2017 Cilience