Christian a self confessed workaholic is on a business trip for his company in remote China when he gets unexpectedly delayed due to the outbreak of the new COVID-19 (Corona virus) Virus.
Over the course of one day he will need to connect with various important people in his life using only the technology he has available in his room. Christian will discover that while he feels shut off, technology enables him to connect to those who matter most in a time or urgent need.
Shut Off shows that at the centre of this global pandemic there are still genuine human stories going on and that we shouldn't lose our humanity in the face of a global crisis.
Producer: Harry Pang
Writer/Director/Cinematographer: Thomas J Elliott
Editing By: Eddie Addams, Kurt Longjohn, Thomas J Elliott
Music: Infinity Ripple
Casting: Nick Ford
Production Manager: Anwen Freeman
1st AD: Roberto Sampson
Cast: Jacky Lei, Franchesca Wong, Camy Ting
Run Time: 15 Mins
Release Date: 9th February 2020
Human story of coronavirus told in Hong Kong pair’s short film Shut Off, about a businessman caught in Wuhan lockdown.
Article by Holly Chik
Short Film Review: Shut Off (2020)
Review by Adam Symchuk
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