Thriller | Narrative | 1 hour 20 min
A year after his wife’s murder, once-successful Hong Kong businessman Leonard To (Jason Tobin) is still reeling from the tragedy. Having lost his job, friends and all sense of order in his life, Leonard becomes obsessed with a mysterious stranger he sees at his wife’s grave, believing him to be responsible for her death.
About the Artist
After graduating from The American Film Institute with an MFA in Screenwriting in 2000, Dax Phelan went to work as the Creative Executive for veteran producer Mace Neufeld at Sony Pictures Entertainment. During his 3-year tenure at Mace Neufeld Productions, Phelan worked with some of Hollywood’s finest screenwriters and directors on such projects as “The General’s Daughter,” “The Sum of All Fears,” and “Argo.” Then, in 2003, Phelan sold a screenplay of his own and worked as writer for hire for the next decade.
In 2015, Phelan wrote, produced, and directed his feature directorial debut, “Jasmine,” which premiered at the Hong Kong International Film Festival and has won over 75 awards on the festival circuit. He is currently adapting Neil White’s memoir, “In the Sanctuary of Outcasts,” for producer Stratton Leopold (“Mission: Impossible III”), co-producing Orson Welles’ final film, “The Other Side of the Wind,” with Frank Marshall (“The Sixth Sense”), and executive producing “Little Hard,” the directorial debut of Bel Powley (“The Diary of a Teenage Girl”).
WritersDax Phelan | Jason Tobin
ProducersDax Phelan | Eric M. Klein | Jason Tobin | Chris Chan Lee | Martin Strachan | Jennifer Thym | Guy Livneh
Principal CastJason Tobin | Eugenia Yuan | Byron Manntion
Hong Kong International Film Festival | March 25, 2015 | World Premiere
Dallas International Film Festival | Dallas, Texas | April 14, 2015 |U.S. Premiere
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival | Los Angeles, California | April 28, 2015 | L.A. Premiere | Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature, Best Actor in a Drama, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Best Sound Design
Asian American International Film Festival | New York, New York | July 30, 2015 | NYC Premiere
St. Louis International Film Festival | St. Louis, Missouri | November 7, 2015 |St. Louis Premiere
Anchorage International Film Festival | Anchorage, Alaska | December 7, 2015 | Best Narrative Feature (Honorable Mention)
Bahamas International Film Festival | Nassau, Bahamas | December 11, 2015
Pasadena International Film Festival | Pasadena, California| March 8, 2016 | Best Director
CAAMFest | San Francisco, California | March 14, 2016 | San Francisco Premiere |Best Narrative Feature (Nomination)
Glendale International Film Festival| Los Angeles, California, United States | October 2, 2016 | Best International Feature, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress
Cyprus International Film Festival |Pafos, Cyprus | September 15, 2016 | Best Editing
Berkeley Film Festival | Berkeley, California, United States (Minor Outlying Islands) | November 5, 2016 |Grand Festival Award - Feature