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Deep Take

Logline: When an actress discovers the sinister reason behind her portrayal of a suicidal politician, she gets more than she bargained for.

Synopsis: After sitting through dozens of takes and countless result directions, Echo, an actress, confronts her director Magnus. To convince Echo to stay, Magnus confesses to her that his fastidious directing was to recreate his deceased lover through Echo’s performance. Echo is touched by his story and delivers a heartbreaking performance with one minor imperfection - she laces her fingers the wrong way. Suddenly, a distant clunking sound interrupts their conversation. Valerie, the off-kilter casting director, rushes out of the room. Magnus tells Echo to take a short break and leaves the room as well. With her suspicion mounting up, Echo investigates the unattended director’s desk and discovers something truly shocking.

  • Norman Yi Li
  • Norman Yi Li
  • Akash Motwani
  • Rafal Dybowski
  • Norman Yi Li
  • Panthea Vatandoost
    Key Cast
  • Michael Diel
    Key Cast
  • Megs Calleja
    Key Cast
  • Sherry Duggal
    Key Cast
  • Lee J Poichuk
    Key Cast
  • Albert Kim
    Executive Producers
  • Lisa Li
    Executive Producers
  • Ingo Lou
    Executive Producers
  • Amy Fox
    Executive Producers
  • Wai Sun Cheng
    Director of Photography
  • Jenny Yoon
    1st Assistant Camera
  • Lilén Aimare
    2nd Assistant Camera
  • Lacey Oleson
    Production Designer
  • Joshua Kamin
    Set Dresser
  • Joshua Kamin
    Stand In
  • Torin O'Regan Latarius
    Scenic Carpenter
  • Kit Clark-O'Neil
    Scenic Carpenter
  • Ben Dupuis
    Scenic Carpenter
  • Shubham Chhabra
    1st Assistant Director
  • Victoria Bidwell
    Production Assistant
  • Roger da Porciuncula
    Location Liaison
  • Jin Li
  • Samuel Stefanini Taylor
  • Matthieu Garnier
    Key Grip
  • Laurel K Brown
  • Kelly Nice
    Casting Director
  • Adam Barnick
    Casting Assistant
  • Jin Li
    Casting Assistant
  • Joshua Kamin
    Casting Assistant
  • Noah Meyers
    Sound Recordist
  • Joere Estremadura
    Script Supervisor
  • Virginie Kisiela
    Hair Stylist
  • Virginie Kisiela
    Make Up Artist
  • James Brooks
    Stills Photographer
  • Rachel Guergis
  • Rachel Guergis
  • Federico Gillessen
    VFX Artist
  • Federico Gillessen
    Digital Imaging Technician
  • Thierry Diab
    Sound Designer
  • Torin O'Regan Latarius
  • Sean William
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    sci-fi, thriller, drama
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 11, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    8,500 USD
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Director Biography - Norman Yi Li

With a keen interest in science and philosophy, Norman has an affinity for stories with a strong technological lean and social change. He has earned a B.Sc in Cognitive Systems at the University of British Columbia as well as a Film Arts certificate from Langara College. Norman is currently developing a short Sci-Fi anthology series called "Bizarre Object" that explores topics such as the Deepfake technology, Cryonics, Brain-Machine Interface, and the future of Social Media Commodification.

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