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Monday, January 24, 2011

5-minute previews of my short films EXHALATION and INHALATION

If you are one of the 3 people who had been following my filmmaking escapades so far, you'll know that I've made two short films, EXHALATION and INHALATION. Both are similarly titled and shared many common themes, but are ultimately two (vastly) different films.

I shot EXHALATION first, in the Fujino area of Kanagawa Prefecture.


Exhalation trailer

Being one of the bigger productions that I've ever directed, the post-production was rather strenuous. I then went back to Malaysia, co-wrote and produced the feature-length film THE TIGER FACTORY, and after that, I myself went off to write and direct a spin-off short film called INHALATION. INHALATION was a much more spontaneous project that allowed a lot of improvisation. I sometimes joked that INHALATION is the CHUNGKING EXPRESS to my EXHALATION's ASHES OF TIME.

Inhalation poster

Inhalation trailer

INHALATION premiered last October at the Pusan International Film Festival and picked up the Sonje Award for best Asian short. It then went off to play in numerous other festivals like Vancouver, Tokyo, Cinemanila, Jakarta etc., mostly opening before THE TIGER FACTORY.

EXHALATION premiered last December at the Dubai International Film Festival. It will now make its European premiere at the Rotterdam International Film Festival.

INHALATION too, will be in competition at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, which is one of the two biggest short film festivals in the world.

I was quite thrilled and humbled by the fact that these two films are given the opportunities to be discovered by various different audiences.

This Friday I'll be heading off to Rotterdam, before going directly from there to Clermont-Ferrand. It's going to be quite an adventure, I hope.

To commemorate this, I've decided to share more than 5 minutes of each INHALATION and EXHALATION for the public with my favourite film site, Twitch. You can visit their sites directly below.

5 minutes of Edmund Yeo's INHALATION

5 minutes of Edmund Yeo's EXHALATION

Or via the embedded videos.