A moving image piece inspired by two costumes designed and made by costume designer, Phoebe Chan which explores the difficulties of growing up as a first generation immigrant of East-Asian Descent in Brisbane, Australia. The frustration of this mixed cultural identities are represented by a diverse group of individuals of East-Asian descent. Although bounded together by the same pressures of cultural expectations (i.e. the 'expiration’ date of a single women in East Asian society and standards of beauty) and the oppressive nature of the western male gaze, these women are proof that these expectations are but just stereotypes, waiting to be challenged and dispelled.


Afra Zamara Co-Director
Chantel Foo Choreography and Dance
Carmen Pellon Cinematographer
Phoebe Chan Costume Designer
Kahina Yahi Lamblin Editor
John Bringwolves Sound Designer
Philipp Morozov Colourist
Jack Hamilton Gaffer
Direction and Casting


International Screenings

6th December 2018, Paris
Palais de Tokyo: As part of La Manutention - Performers in Residency: VESTOJ ‘Authenticity’

9th November 2018, York
Aesthetica Short Film Festival: Challenging Fashion Through Film

September 2018, Mexico
Muestra Movimiento Audiovisual

16th August 2018, London
Institute Contemporary of Art: Self-Protection Manifesto Launch

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