Out of Gas

A truck driver and a banker live through a regular day in their monotonous lives. The apathy they feel towards their respective occupations, despite being on opposite ends of the socioeconomic spectrum, is much of the same. A magical moment occurs as the banker's Maserati sports car runs out of gas, only to be saved by the gracious truck driver.

  • Michael Yu
    Rented Life (2023), Expatations (2023)
  • Michael Yu
    Rented Life (2023), Expatations (2023)
  • Kai Peter Yu
    Key Cast
    "Mr. Lee"
  • Tong Lai
    Key Cast
    "Truck Driver"
  • Alfred Yu
    Key Cast
  • Desiree Ho
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Social Realism, Arthouse, Slice of Life
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 15, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Hong Kong
  • Country of Filming:
    Hong Kong
  • Language:
    English, Yue Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Chinese International School (Hong Kong)
  • Los Angeles Film Awards
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    March 15, 2019
    Semi-Finalist for Best Screenplay
  • BAMPFA Film Festival
    Berkeley, California
    United States
    April 7, 2023
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Michael Yu

An award-winning director from Hong Kong and Scotland, Michael Yu has a body of work spanning a breadth of genres (action, comedy, romance, doc) which often takes on non-linear narrative structures, parallel editing, and vivid color palettes. With nominations from the San Francisco International Film Festival and the Los Angeles Film Awards, his narrative work often tackles themes of regret, greed, social class and racial inequality.

Michael has just produced season one of 'Expatations', a docu-series TV show about foreigners living in Hong Kong that is now airing on ViuTV, Hong Kong's premiere TV channel and broadcaster. He is currently working on writing and directing two new short films, with a music video and a drama-series lined up for this summer.

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