Moth

A Film by Shu Zhu

Synopsis

Christine is a working actress fading into obscurity. Day by day, she works tirelessly with the futile hope of her career getting a second wind. As countless others in Los Angeles, she blindly follows her dream like a moth to flame, taking a toll on her family and herself. We observe the banality of Christine’s daily routines like a fly on the wall. Through her tasks, we get a glimpse of Christine’s deteriorating mental state and an impending transformation.

Director

  • Picture of Shu Zhu © Shu Zhu

    Shu Zhu

    Shu is a recent graduate from AFI Conservatory's Directing program and holds a BFA in Film and TV Production from New York University. After a period of assistant work for Martin Scorsese’s Sikelia Productions and Chinese artist He Xiangyu, Shu co-founded a boutique production company, Noface Productions while freelancing as a producer and cinematographer for independent projects in New York. The films Shu’s
    directed/produced have been showcased at festivals around the world, such as New York City Independent Film Festival, NewFilmmaker New York, China Independent Film Festival, Asian American International Film Festival, among others.

Awards + Festivals

  • 12th LAS VEGAS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Las Vegas, NV, USA)May 2, 2019
  • 16th FEAR NO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)June 20, 2019
  • 4th CALCUTTA INTERNATIONAL CULT FILM FESTIVAL (Best Post Modern Film, Kolkata, India)July 9, 2019
  • 23rd LA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, CA, USA)July 18, 2019
  • 16th ANONIMUL INT'L INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sfantu Gheorghe, the Danube Delta, Romania)August 5, 2019
  • 19th NEVADA CITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nevada City, CA, USA)August 23, 2019
  • 3rd MANIFESTO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)September 6, 2019
  • 7th ANNUAL SKYLINE INDIE FILM FEST (Official Selection, Winchester, USA)September 12, 2019
  • 14th NIAGARA FALLS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Niagara Fall, New York, USA)September 18, 2019
  • 7th ALBUQUERQUE FILM AND MUSIC EXPERIENCE (Official Selection, Albuquerque, NM, USA)September 24, 2019
  • 10th OAXACA FILMFEST (New Industry Selection, Oaxaca, Mexico)October 4, 2019
  • 5th MINIKINO FILM WEEK (Short List, Bali, Indonesia)October 5, 2019
  • 4th BILBAO INTERNATIONAL ZINEMA SCHOOL FEST (Official Selection, Bilbao, Spain)November 25, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Shu Zhu
Screenplay
Shu Zhu, G Wilson
Producer
Shincy Lu, Sounder Pictures
Director of Photography
Ayinde Anderson
Art Direction
Harshita Reddy
Costume Design
Gabrielle Levion
Sound
Stephen Halbert
Editor
April Guangwei Du
Sound Design
Nathan Ruyle, Michael Krystek
Music
Xueran Chen

Cast

Jeanie Lim
Christine
Josh McHugh
Archie
Troy Hatt
Bobby
Harmonie He
Annie
Hana Wu
Dolly

Details

Running Time
16:54 min
Shooting Format
Digital 2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
4/3
Sound
Stereo, 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

American Film Institute Conservatory
2021 North Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA

(323) 856-7600

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Sounder Pictures
950 N Kings Road
Unit 209 West Hollywood
CA 90069
moththefilm@gmail.com

DIRECTOR

Shu Zhu

shuzhufilms@gmail.com
www.shuzhufilms.com