Experiencing Interruptions?



In the cafe shop, writer Anna who uses the ‘Lisa’ as her pen name is interviewed by the magazine reporter Barry. They talk about a story about identity exchange start from the hobby of coffee. Lisa and Anna are the best friend in university, they are even like a pair of sisters. The biggest difference between them is that Anna is obsessed with coffee and Lisa cannot drink coffee because of heart problems. Anna also is a big fan of Lisa and Anna regards Lisa as a representative of success. Lisa likes innocent and lovely Anna very much and thinks they will be the best friend forever. However, Anna feels very envious and jealous because of Lisa's excellence and success. When they faces the temptation of huge profits but actually the trap of live pornography, Lisa wanted to help Anna escape the trap, but Anna betrayed Lisa because Anna thinks Lisa is blocking her success on purpose. In order to prevent Lisa from affecting her success, Anna also asks the mafia boss to intimidate Lisa. But it causes Lisa's accidental death. Anna imitates Lisa's character and style to hide her original self and uses ‘Lisa’ as her pseudonym to achieve the success which is to live as Lisa.

  • Cassie
  • Wanakorn Pang
  • Rohit Byju
  • Zixin Shi
    Sound Recordist
  • Xue Ao
  • Xue Ao
    Sound Editor
  • Qikai Zhou
    Sound Editor
  • Veegee Liu
    Production Designer
  • Ning Gao
    Key Cast
  • Veegee Liu
    Key Cast
  • James
    Key Cast
  • Ben
    Key Cast
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 21, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    980 AUD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Chinese, English
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Sydney
Director Biography - QIKAI ZHOU

Qikai Zhou was born in Zhoushan, China, and has been living and studying in Australia since 2015. He completed the Bachelor of Media Arts and Production at the University of Technology, Sydney. He is currently studying for the Master of Moving Image program at the University of Sydney. Qikai is a creative and efficient Video Editor with 6 years of studying and career experience in media arts and production. Familiar with all the processes from pre-production to post-production, he has rich experience in crew shooting. As well as extensive technical media skill and knowledge, he has also focused on developing his creativity and imagination. He is highly adept in Adobe Software and DaVinci Resolve usage, post-production process, video colour adjusting, video effect and linear & non-linear editing, as well as highly skilled in the use of various brands of DSLR and cinematic cameras. Qikai possesses excellent time management and organisational skill and works exceptionally well within cross-functional teams.

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Director Statement

Qikai Zhou was born in Zhejiang, China. He was obsessed with film art in high school and took courses in film production. After graduating from high school, Qikai Zhou did a half-year internship at a local TV station. During the internship, he showed great interest and ideas for post-production.
Qikai Zhou went to the University of Technology, Sydney to study media production in Australia in 2015. During his studies at the University of Technology Sydney, he successfully completed the Diploma of Communication and Bachelor of Media Arts and Production degrees. He has also served as the camera operator and editor for some short dramas and some documentaries. Qikai Zhou showed his love for documentaries and successfully completed two documentaries about LGBT and tattoos.
Qikai Zhou is currently studying his Master of Moving Image course at the University of Sydney and will graduate in July 2021. During his studies at the University of Sydney, he tried various types of film production, such as experimental short films, drama and animation. He is currently serving as the director of his final project and will complete the film and show it to the audience in July 2021. Qikai Zhou is also very obsessed with film research and he is currently focusing on researching and exploring the relationship between psychoanalysis and film.