Time Gaps

The story takes place at a male protagonist who is tired of his mundane routine. From a point, he starts to lose his important items, which makes him suspect that someone is after him. The moment he figures the person who stole his stuff is actually himself from the future, he has to face the dilemma of whether to confront the reality or not......

  • Cindy Zhang
  • Cindy Zhang
  • Cindy Zhang
  • Nicki Porter
    Key Cast
  • Gavin Tao
    Key Cast
  • Liz Springer
    Key Cast
  • Fiona Guan
  • Randy Feng
  • Emily Cai
  • Meredith Zielke
    Special Thanks
  • David Yun
    Special Thanks
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  • Genres:
    Suspense, fiction, experimental
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • 2016 Great Lakes International Shorts Festival

    November 17, 2016
  • 2016 Director Circle Festival of Shorts Selection

    November 17, 2016
  • Aword - Independent Film Festival & Screenplay Contest

    October 14, 2016
Director Biography - Cindy Zhang

Cindy Zhang is studying her BFA degree in the School of Art Institute of Chicago with focus in film and sculpture as a merit scholarship recipient. She has exhibitions about painting, film, photography, and sculpture installation held both outside and inside of the School of Art Institute of Chicago. The personal video she shot and edited wins her the Best Talent Award in Beijing, China from the votes of tons and thousands of citizens. It was broadcast at one of the most viewed television Beijing BTV Youth Channel. Also, she is an amateur model who has walked and stood on stage and helped with minor choreography and staging for Model of Fashion Show for Beijing BTV Youth Channel. Her own short film Library Whim, which is about a peculiar piano experience was broadcast on Chicago’s public access network CANTV(Channel 21). Her short film Time Gaps is selected by 2016 Great Lakes International Shorts Festival, 2016 Director Circle Festival of Shorts Selection and Aword - Independent Film Festival & Screenplay Contest. She is also a participant of Until Justice Rolls Down Like Waters, Martin Luther King, Jr. Mural Competition at Hostelling International Chicago, aiming to express social justice and equality. On her spare time, she usually volunteers for the Museum of the Art Institute as public assistant and Chicago Underground Festival as a photographer. She used to help children with cerebral palsy and taught them the knowledge with visual language with special care and attention. She believes if we can touch the pain of the world, we can release freedom. With her background in sculpture, photo, film and visual language, she believes she could produce more creative and meaningful work in the future.

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Director Statement

My idea of artist that I am working out is to be a visual magician with my particular aesthetic perspective and to represent the world in a unique way that people usually neglect. I hope to combine my aesthetic practice in painting and sculpture with the process of film and video making. I discover that both my strength and challenge would be to represent the world in a distinctive way with my own voice and perspective that address to the emotions and deceptions of reality. Constantly impelling myself to enhance my artistic techniques, I aim to enter my dreams of future to be a professional artist and film maker. I believe that by persistent endeavor, I will be able to undertake the social responsibility through my artwork and realize my dream as a visual communicator.

Even in the darkest days in my life, I always believed that art would lead me to somewhere unconstrained and unspoiled, and the power of visual art could communicate in the worldwide perspective. Endowed with the influence to make some changes, I am willing to devote myself into exploring it, and use it to elevate the aesthetic values, hopefully make the world a better place.