Shut Off

Christian a self confessed workaholic is on a business trip for his company in remote China when he gets unexpectedly delayed due to the outbreak of the new COVID-19 (Corona virus) Virus.

Over the course of one day he will need to connect with various important people in his life using only the technology he has available in his room. Christian will discover that while he feels shut off, technology enables him to connect to those who matter most in a time or urgent need.

Shut Off shows that at the centre of this global pandemic there are still genuine human stories going on and that we shouldn't lose our humanity in the face of a global crisis.

  • Thomas J Elliott
    Terminal Bliss, Mates
  • Thomas J Elliott
    Terminal Bliss, Mates
  • Harry Pang
  • Jacky Lei
    Key Cast
  • Franchesca Wong
    Key Cast
  • Camy Ting
    Key Cast
    Fist Of The Dragon
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  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 9, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Hong Kong
  • Country of Filming:
    Hong Kong
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  • Shooting Format:
    Blackmagic Pocket 6K
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Distribution Information
  • Creative Theory Group
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Thomas J Elliott

Thomas originally started in music videos but soon switched to commercials after discovering the catering was vastly superior.

Born and raised in Australia, Thomas now calls Hong Kong home.

Here and abroad, he has worked with an exciting list of businesses, brands and agencies, including: Aegis Media Dentsu, Alibaba, The Australian Government, BBH, BUPA, Coca-Cola, Disneyland, Genting Cruises, Heinz, IXL Appliances, KAO, Kraft, Maille, Manulife, Microsoft, NRMA, PZ Cussons, Reckitt Benckiser, Red Bull, Rolls-Royce, SAP, Shangri-La Hotels, STW Group, Subway, Unilever, WPP and many more…

Thomas has a gift for creating complex and authentic performances and bringing them to the screen in a way that says more than just beautiful pictures.

He tells a story in every frame.

This is his passion.

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Director Statement

Shut Off explores technology and how it intersects, integrates into and shapes our lives in a unique emotional standpoint.

Shut Off explores my interest in people, their emotional stories, and it connects technology to those characters in an emotional way that clearly shows technology is not just about what it can do... It is also about how it helps us, connects us and how technology is not really successful technology until it does that.