(Los Angeles, CA) – June 3rd, 2019. Acclaimed short film Morning After, directed by award-winning director of Patricia Chica, has just been released online thanks to The Two Gay Geeks of TGGeeks.com. The rapturous and enlightened coming-of-age drama delves into the topics of sexual fluidity and identity. This online release is intended to commemorate the International LGBTQ Pride Month happening in June each year.
Direct film link: https://vimeo.com/339685578
Morning After is produced by Patricia Chica (Flirt Films) and Byron A. Martin (Byron A. Martin Productions). Starring Thomas Vallières, Zoé de Grand Maison, Joey Scarpellino, Jordana Lajoie and Kristian Hodko (who also wrote the script), this short presents a bold and playful drama for which director Chica used a very unique creative process involving chi energy, the laws of nature and the six senses. The use of vibrational energy was also applied by all heads of departments, from the cinematographer to the production designer, music composer and colorist.
“My directing approach is inspired by a combination of various modalities that I have studied and that I’ve practiced such as meditation, kundalini yoga, quantum mechanics, reiki, psychology, role-play and other related interpersonal dynamics. The intention is to create a state of flow between the physical, emotional, mental and metaphysical bodies of the actors to help them expand their performance to the highest and most profound level,” explains filmmaker Patricia Chica.
“Over the past decade, I have been able to refine my process by testing it in my own work. Since my early career, I have extensively researched and experimented with chi energy and thanks to that, I’ve been able to develop a coherent system that blurs the lines between chi, performance and audiovisual storytelling,” she adds.
This making-of documentary shows an introduction of the process used in Morning After: https://vimeo.com/233678258
After a long time abroad, a young man returns home and reunites with friends. A sensual game amongst them forces him to confront deep conflicts within himself that lead to a powerful awakening.
More about Morning After:
Morning After has garnered over 30 awards and nominations so far including Grand Prize – Ambassador’s Award (Rhode Island), Indie Spirit Award (Idyllwild), Best Overall Short (FilmOut San Diego), Best Director (Oaxaca, Magnolia, Studio City, Montreal), Best Actor (Montreal) and Best Ensemble Cast (Los Angeles), and been selected at over 80 film festivals around the world including (Festival de Cannes – Creative Minds Shorts Selection, Frameline, Pula International, Image + Nation, RVQC, Hong Kong LGBT, Taiwan Queer, Latino San Diego, Guadalajara in LA and many more).
Executive Producers: Marc Carle and Juan Grey; Co-Executive Producers: Raj Maan, Ben Ragunton, Keith Lane, Jessica Moreno, Lisa Powers, Tariq Rahman, and Andrew Wong; Line Producer: Kathy Wolf; Associate Producers: Lily Spencer, Dany Gange, Kevin T. Peterson, Rome Keshav Chopra, Bhavna Singh, Richard Duquette, and Bonni Ellis; Cinematographer: Martin Bouchard; Colourist: Nicolas Fournier; Art Director: Alexandre Piedon; VFX: Henry Lipatov; Sound: Bruno Carrières; Re-recording Mixer: Giulio Wehrli; Costumes: Josée Métivier; Makeup Artists: Steph Miramontes and Larysa Chernienko.
For more information about Morning After, please visit the following links:
Twitter – Director: @PatriciaChica
Twitter – Producer: @ByronAMartin
Director’s Site: www.PatriciaChica.com
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