Grad Film at Slamdance

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2020

“Taipei Suicide Story”

“Taipei Suicide Story”

The Slamdance Film Festival has selected Grad Film alumni KEFF, Jacqueline Dow, and Sheldon Chau for their 27th edition lineup.

Taipei Suicide Story, which is written and directed by KEFF, will have its North American Premiere in the Narrative Features category. The Taiwanese film follows a receptionist at a suicide hotel in Taipei who forms a fleeting friendship over the course of one night with a guest who can’t decide if she wants to live or die. Taipei Suicide Story is KEFF's NYU Thesis Film, which screened earlier this year at the Festival De Cannes.  

Jacqueline Dow’s Now is Not the Best Time is screening in the Episodes category. Logline: “Alisa gets a chance to win $50,000 by making a half-court shot at a Knicks game but her anxiety quickly derails her when she learns the contest is going to be on TV.” The festival will mark its World Premiere.

Sheldon Chau’s Flying Eggs will screen in Unstoppable Shorts. The short follows a teenage boy in a Brooklyn apartment who interrupts a man on his morning run by throwing eggs out the window.

The festival will run February 12-25, 2021.

Read more at Deadline.