Collaborative and individual film projects
Stumped – (March 2009) – A documentary co-made with David Reid as part of a Masters degree in Taiwan Studies at National Chengchi University, Taiwan. It explores the issue of indigenous rights to natural resources within the traditional lands of indigenous peoples in Taiwan.
Running time: 33:12
APGN Trailer – (October 2010) – Made for the 2nd Congress of the Asia Pacific Greens Network, this time hosted by the Green Party and affiliated environmental groups in Taiwan. This is a lower quality version uploaded by the Green Party.
Polls – (December 2011) – Animated short made using Xtranormal online software. This was made in response to news on polling in the run up to the 2012 Presidential elections, which President Ma Ying-jeou later went on to win.
Real Sunflowers – (March 19th 2014) – Footage I shot on the 2nd night of the 318 (Sunflower) Movement protest at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, Taiwan.
Ma & The Sunflowers – (March 2014) – made in response to the Ma Administration’s handling of the Taiwanese 3-18 student movement protests against the Cross-Strait Trade in Services Agreement. The template used is a clip from Downfall, a 2004 German-Italian-Austrian historical war drama film depicting the final ten days of Adolf Hitler’s rule over Nazi Germany in 1945.
Never Say No – (April 2014) – satirical adaptations (referencing Taiwanese media and cross-strait relations) of the Never Say No to Panda adverts, a 2010 series of television commercials produced in Egypt by Advance Marketing for Arab Dairy, manufacturers of Panda Cheese.
Election Night – (December 2014) – Another adaptation of Downfall, this time a satirical imagining of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT)’s response to the disastrous local elections in which the party suffered unprecedented losses.
Touch & Go – (November 2015) – Pattern training at Taitung Airport, Taiwan, as part of my Private Pilot’s Licence classes with APEX Flight Academy. Sadly, owing to a number of reasons, this was my last flight with APEX. Perhaps one day I’ll return to my flight training and gain the VFR licence.
Lin Hsiao-chih – (January 2016) – Taipei District 4 Candidate No.8 – Lin Hsiao-chih (林少馳) of the New Power Party (時代力量) answers The 5 Questions prior to the 2016 Legislative Yuan elections. (2016年立法委員選舉 台北市第四選舉區內湖南港. 9位候選人.我對他們提出五個問題.)
Hsiao Ya-tan – (January 2016) – Legislative Yuan, Taipei District 4, Candidate No.7 – Hsiao Ya-tan (蕭亞譚) of the Taiwan Solidarity Union (台灣團結聯盟) answers The 5 Questions. (2016年立法委員選舉 台北市第四選舉區內湖南港. 9位候選人. 我對他們提出五個問題.)
Savannah – (March 2018) – A flying lesson in the Savannah S with Pacific Asia Aviation, in Taichung city, Taiwan.
Running time: 12:47
Made In Taiwan – (2009)
The lives of seven ex-pats, now living their lives on the Island of Taiwan, converge when Felix, a Canadian expatriate himself, wants to make a documentary about the crowd he meets at the bars and parties in Far East Taiwan. Unclear of his direction, Felix begins by interviewing the 7 on their views of culture, teaching English and the future. While the ex-pats have their answers, exposure to the camera begins to hint at something happening beyond the viewfinder.
Starred as “Felix” and was Chief Sound Engineer responsible for on set sound recording and post-production sound sync. Also website design / implementation.
Producer: P.F. Becker