Selb · April 04 - 07, 2024 47. GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Program

Sunset Singers

Storyline

The retired Hong Kong couple, Long and Sophie, as amateur singers, attend their singing performance separately. Despite social unrest, their performance sets off as usual. While Sophie arrives early at the venue and gets herself prepared, Long is caught up in the subway by an unexpected circumstance. Employing both animation and documented materials obtained during the Anti-extradition Protests 2019, Sunset Singers presents a fictional commentary on the parallel lives of Hong Kong’s individuals.

About the film/director

Jessica Poon (b. 1990) is an animator, musician and mixed media artist from Hong Kong. She graduated from CalArts’Character Animation in 2014 and has just finished her Postgraduate studies at the Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln. There she created two student animations, Moving Mountains (2022) and Sunset Singers (2021). Her student works and commissions were selected by Zagreb Animafest, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Annie Award, LACMA9 Art+ Film Lab and more. She is currently residing in Cologne, Germany.

Credits

Director:
Jessica Poon
Script:
Jessica Poon
Camera:
Jessica Poon
Animation:
Jessica Poon
Editor:
Jessica Poon
Music:
Siu-tung Poon, Andy Motoi
Producer:
Jessica Poon
Contact:
Jessica Poon
E-Mail:
jessicapoon@hotmail.com
  • Germany
  • OmdU (Cantonese)
  • 2022
  • 11 minutes

Documentary films – Block #1