Sundance Film Festival
WINNER! BEST FEATURE!
SF International Asian American Film Festival
WINNER! GRAND JURY PRIZE
Gen Art Film Festival, New York
This acclaimed Sundance film combines live action with amazing animation to tell the powerful story of three young people.
Scott, a Korean adoptee, struggles in a closeted relationship as he tries to come out to his fundamentalist parents. In his effort to communicate with them, he inadvertantly jeopardizes his boyfriend’s job and their entire relationship.
Meanwhile, Scott’s jaded best friend Pam and her precocious brother Timothy must deal with their mother’s younger, charming, and manipulative boyfriend. Using their imaginative powers, they escape their confining home life and reinvent their world in a mind-bending conclusion.
- Casting featurette
- Closed Captioned
“An imaginative and deeply affecting effort . . . Films like this remind us why Sundance was launched and why it continues to have value.” – THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“An ‘Asian-American Beauty’ set against a backdrop of global decay and illuminated by splashes of ‘Waking Life’-style animation… evinces the sort of imagination that is necessary for human survival in the world as we know it.” – VARIETY
“Refreshingly entertaining and original … beautifully audacious, taking hold of all its risks and letting them run free to flourishing ends.” – INDIEWIRE
“An absorbing, often mesmerizing pre-apocalyptic drama with paranormal plot developments…” – FILMMAKER MAGAZINE
“Sublime, poetic work that epitomizes the true appeal and strength of independent film, and one that you’ll want to watch more than once…” -INDIE EXPRESS
“Modern and philosophical, Half-Life masterfully blends menacing rage with the tenderness and vulnerability of youth…” – SHARI FRILOT, SENIOR PROGRAMMER OF THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
“Phang ups the stakes… leading up to a stunning conclusion… as visually engaging as it is emotionally appealing” -SEATTLE METBLOGS CRITICS’ PICK! – METRO WEEKLY