An Escape

After receiving some terrible news from his doctor, we follow a YOUNG MAN (Ben Liu) through his day after work. Ignoring the constant texts and calls from his mother and loved ones, we see him battle through his overwhelming emotions as well as other damages in his life that has contributed to his steadily declining mental health. Though not a cure, we see him take solace in something that’s always been there for him and, even though only for a moment, find peace through escaping to a world outside of his own.

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    6 minutes 5 seconds
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    May 1, 2019
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    500 USD
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Director Biography - Shaz Mohsin

Bangladesh-born, Canada-bred (for the most part), Shaz Mohsin has had a love for film since the age of 7, when he took his dad's early 2000s Nokia phone and filmed his first short that he wrote with colored pencils. "An Escape" is his second foray into directing and wielding a camera. Though having found a decent amount of success as an actor over the past few years, he's always had a passion for telling stories and found solace in writing. He wrote his first feature film, "Blue Autumn," at 18 for an independent filmmaker in London. A student of all crafts in film, he's continuously looking to improve his techniques both in front of the camera, and now behind it.

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Director Statement

This project combines two of my biggest passions: filmmaking and video games. An unorthodox pairing for sure, but these two mediums of art have been the pillars that have structured not only so much of my being, but my lenses of storytelling as well. I want to give audiences a look into how games have helped me (and so many others, the wonderful actor in this film Ben Liu included) get through my bouts of anxiety and depression. Though not a cure, I found that games and movies have always gotten me through the toughest of times and, even if for a moment, helped me escape into the shoes of other characters and take in the breath of other worlds; and to help me breathe through my own.