second last short film

My semester at Tisch has officially ended and I am so overwhelmed by the realisation that I’m leaving NYC in a month I’ve just been eating my feelings away. (I bought a box of 6 Insomnia cookies yesterday with the intention of sharing them with my roommate/her best friend/her mum but I ended up eating 4 of them lol i need help)

While I’m in the midst of editing my final film & trying to deal with my emotions, here’s my second last short film of the semester:

I had to make something with sound effects, and I’ve always been sensitive to sounds that annoy me – i.e. loud chewing, so I wanted to incorporate that idea in my film. I surprisingly had lotsa fun on set even though we were working under pretty stressful conditions ’cause we only had the space for an hour. The team at Chobani was so so nice I’m so grateful they were open to us filming there. Being an exchange student, I was at times limited by resources available to me but it forced me to scout for locations outside my comfort zone and I got to enjoy the city at the same time. For the purpose of this shoot I’ve been to Chobani Soho several times and I highly recommend trying their breakfast bowls – I’ve always had the honey vanilla breakfast bowl and I absolutely love it.

This marked the last time I worked with my lovely crew Molly & Talia, so this was extra special for me. I am forever thankful I got such an amazing crew. My actress Nirvani was super delightful to work with, and we basically met while I was shopping with Jieying at Abercrombie & Fitch. The hardest part of this film was probably the editing process, but even that was fun.

Until my next film,
xoxo, weishi.