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METEMPSYCHOSIS 2021

An actress who continuously suffers from the same nightmare of a former homicide case, turning out to be the victim in real life.

  • Sam Iwata aka Liu
    Director
    NINATTA & KULITTA
  • Sam Iwata aka Liu
    Writer
    NINATTA & KULITTA
  • Michael Shih
    Writer
  • AK Liangjun Zha
    Director of Photography
  • Sam Iwata aka Liu
    Executive Producer
    NINATTA & KULITTA
  • Allan Wan
    Executive Producer
  • Maggie Li
    Producer
  • Hayden Hsu
    Producer
  • Maggie Li
    Key Cast
    "Cindy"
  • Eric Paci
    Key Cast
    "Ernest"
  • Allen Wan
    Key Cast
    "Roy"
  • Arran Ritchie
    Key Cast
    "Young Roy"
  • Siyuan Meng
    Key Cast
    "Lulu"
  • Yunhan Liu
    Key Cast
    "Detective Miya Everheart"
  • Lara Wang
    Art Director
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Mystery, Mystery Suspense, Thriller, Thriller Suspense, Mystery Thriller, Thriller Mystery
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 8, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 CNY
  • Country of Origin:
    China
  • Country of Filming:
    China
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital Camara - SONY a7iii
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Rome International Movie Awards
    Rome
    Italy
    Best Mystery / Best First Time Director / Best Cinematography / Best Supporting Actor / Best Young Actor / Best Sound Design
  • Sweet Democracy Film Awards
    Rome
    Italy
    Best Thriller Short
  • Paris Cinema Awards
    Paris
    France
    Best Thriller
  • EdiPlay International Film Festival
    ÉVRY
    France
    April 5, 2022
    Online
    Best Thriller (Main Category)
  • Auber International Film Festival
    Paris
    France
    Best Short Film
  • Berlin Indie Film Festival
    Berlin, Berlin
    Germany
    Best Thriller
  • Kiez Berlin Film Festival
    Berlin
    Germany
    Best Thriller
  • Indie Movies Spark International Film Festival
    Utrecht
    Netherlands
    Best Short Film
  • Moscow Russia International Film Festival
    Moscow, Москва
    Russian Federation
    Best Thriller
  • Snow Leopard International Film Festival
    Saint-Petersburg
    Russian Federation
    Best Thriller
  • Fox International Film Festival
    Saint-Petersburg
    Russian Federation
    Best Scenography / Best Opening Credits
  • Stockholm City Film Festival
    Stockholm
    Sweden
    Semi Finalist
  • New York International Film Awards™ - NYIFA
    New York City
    United States
    Best Mystery Film
  • Vegas Movie Awards
    Las Vegas
    United States
    Best Thriller - Award of Prestige
  • Oniros Film Awards - New York
    New York,
    United States
    Best Mystery
  • Only The Best Film Awards
    Miami
    United States
    BEST THRILLER / BEST FIRST TIME DIRECTOR
  • Cineplay International Film Festival
    Online
    United States
    January 30, 2022
    Online
    Best Thriller Film
  • Hollywood Gold Awards
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    Gold Award Editing
  • Indie Short Fest - Los Angeles International Film Festival
    Los Angeles. CA,
    United States
    Award Nominee
  • Independent Shorts Awards
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    Finalist
  • Toronto Indie Filmmakers Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    Best Thriller
  • Phoenix Shorts
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Canada
    Simi-Finalist
  • Latin America Film Awards
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    Best Cinematography / Best Production Design
  • Dubai Independent Film Festival
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    Best Asian Short
  • World Film Carnival - Singapore
    Singapore
    Singapore
    Award Winner
  • 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival
    Bali
    Indonesia
    March 23, 2022
    Bali, Indonesia
    BEST THRILLER
  • Little Buddha Indie Film Festival
    Kathmandu
    Nepal
    Best Thriller
  • Tokyo International Monthly Film Festival
    Tokyo
    Japan
    SPECIAL MENTION
Director Biography - Sam Iwata aka Liu

Sam Iwata, aka Liu, is a writer-director based in Shanghai, China, a former M&C Saatchi Shanghai Head of TV from 2010 - 2019, and the founder of 38pro film Ltd. as a Writer-Director from 2018 - current.

In commercial, he was awarded the ROI FESTIVAL GOLD WINNER in 2018.

Currently in 2021, Sam is adapting himself into the movie industry, targeting on becoming a successful storyteller while projecting compelling visuals toward audience with mind-blowing creative works of art to come.

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Director Statement

Upon being asked by a friend to collaborate in a 48 Hour Film Project based on one of my stories, we achieved remarkably within 48 hours with only a budget of under 4K RMB (USD 630).

By squeezing a feature-length story into a 7 minutes short film, we are modestly honored to present the masterpiece produced with phenomenal DNA but was disqualified by mismatched genre.

Initially from the Commercial World, I find myself in a brand new Film World, where I certainly believe my learning path is still long ahead as I will enhance rapidly in the near future.