(for access to full film, please contact me at: shawnsxzou@gmail.com)

A Different World

short, fiction, 15’59”

✿ Official Selection: 13th International Inter University Short Film Festival

In a fertility temple tucked in a corner of the modern world, an orphaned monk finds the arrival of a vulnerable female prayer awakens his desire for motherly love, perplexed with amorous sentiments.

James Farley as the Junior Monk

Patrycja Trzoch as the Prayer

Heronimo Sehmi as the Senior Monk


Writer&Director: Shawn S.X. Zou

Producer: Antonio Donato

Director of Photography: Joy Chao

Production Design: Gaoxiang Gong

Assistant Director: Gavin O’herlihy & Siddarth Joshi & Blerta Kambo

Editor: Antonio Donato

Composer: Lucas  Boetsch

Costume Designer: Chloe Willis & Abigail Swallow

Camera Operator: Sahil Kotwani

1st AC: Chi Chang & Aditya Sharma

2nd AC: Nimay Goswami & Yinghe Luo & Patrick James Verlin

Gaffer: Nizah E

Sound Mixer: Stefano Marchetti @Molinale

Colourist: Simon Chynoweth @Technicolor

Vulva Sculpture by: Yuan Zhuang


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