When a mother passes, a father and son need to find a new way to communicate and understand each other.
Jimmy Tai (41, Chinese)
Director and Scenarist “Father and Son”
Favourite Asian film: In the Mood for Love (2000, Wong Kar-Wai)
Favourite Asian dish: Hakka Chicken
Jimmy is an experienced assistant director and has been involved with CinemAsia FilmLAB as a mentor until 2017.
“This will be a film in the Hakka Chinese dialect. I think it is important to show the world that this dialect is still out there. And more importantly this is an ode to my parents.”
Deepti Rao (28, Indian)
Scenarist Father and Son
Favourite Asian film: Cemetery of Splendour (2015, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
Favourite Asian dish: My mother’s home cooked Indian food
Deepti is a scenarist, director, cameraperson and editor. She has worked on short films, documentaries, promotional videos and commercials for multinationals, start-ups and non-profits. Currently she works as a producer of Screening Club at Stichting Cinekid. In 2016, as a director she made a short documentary “Silver Holiday”.
“The initial idea for the story of “Father and Son” came from the director. When I heard it, it appealed to me, there was a sense of loss and love but an inability to verbally and physically convey these feelings between the characters in the story, which I saw as a challenge to transform into a short film script. “