AfterLife

Lam the protagonist one night dreamed that he became a murderer and killed an innocent. He seeks for help after the second nightmare occurs. A female social worker Yau took him to a psychologist for mental counseling but still cannot solve his problem.

Then Lam found his nightmare does exist in the future. Even though he tried stopping the murderer from killing, but still failed to prevent the next murder being happened.

Till he discovered the murderer was his afterlife, the reason he kills is to avenge the murder of his mother. And the mother of the afterlife was Yau the social worker who was very important to Lam.

At the end, Lam committed suicide to become the afterlife in his dream.

  • Andy Lam Wai Hin
    Director
  • Ian Ngai Chun Yiu
    Writer
  • Chaves Ng Cheuk Yin
    Producer
  • Andrew Lo Ho Hin
    Cinematographer
  • Raymond Chan Wai Man
    Colourist
  • Ng Yu Sze Melody
    Original Score
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    夙命
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 25, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    13,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Hong Kong
  • Country of Filming:
    Hong Kong
  • Language:
    Yue Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design
  • Festigious Los Angeles - Monthly Film Competition
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Best Student Film
  • Top Shorts
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Best Student Film
  • Los Angeles Film Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Honorable Mention: Director
Director Biography - Andy Lam Wai Hin

A Digital Media student recent graduate in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design. Mostly incharged in director pose in previous student projects.

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Director Statement

We always curious about what will happened after we die. The topic about life and death brings us infinite imaginations.

Myth about people claim that they recall memories about their previous life. While incarnation is one of the creed of Buddhism, we design a scene about a monk explaining destiny to the protagonist.

We hope the nonlinear storytelling style and the usage of soud design, could let audience immersing the story like the protagonist himself, being understand the truth until the story ends.