The Everywhere Hotel

The Everywhere Hotel is a magical hotel that is located everywhere – like an teleporting phenomenon. For example, the lobby can be in one city, but the garden is in a whole other place. The hotel has a magical system of doors that can lead its visitors anywhere. However, to stay here, the visitor have to prove that they can also be an "explorer" that help expanding the hotel by finding new locations.

  • Milo Dao
  • Milo Dao
  • Hong-Anh Nguyen
  • Lewis Nguyen
    Key Cast
    "Lobby Boy"
  • Quế-Chi Dương
    Key Cast
  • Chau Dang
    Key Cast
  • Pankeu
    Key Cast
    "Hotel's Manager"
  • Trung Imai
    Director of Photography
  • Shaheen Klepper-Bayle
  • Han Nguyen
  • Milo Dao
  • Ngọc Ánh
    Assistant Camera
  • Ngân Trang
  • Linh Chu
    Sound Recordist
  • Claire Anderson
    Voice Over
  • Olivia Jump
    Voice Over
  • Zachery Meier
    Voice Over
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 4, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    Viet Nam
  • Country of Filming:
    Viet Nam
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Denison University
Director Biography - Milo Dao

Milo Dao is based in Ohio as a college student from Denison University, where she studies and experiments all kinds of multidisciplinary film and media production. In filmmaking, Milo's works always aim to challenge different limits of fictional storytelling, where the line between cultures, times, and spaces is blurred gently.

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Director Statement

The Everywhere Hotel is a metaphorical story about identity. In the short film, the character Anna come out of nowhere, and at the end still nobody know anything about her past or who she is — but that is what matter. A person identity or personal story should not always be determined by their past, but what they are doing at the present, and who they want to be in the future.
The Everywhere Hotel, on the other hand, can be seen under the theme of immigration. The Hotel in this case is the representation of the Unites States where diversity and freedom is advertised as the country’s brand, but doesn’t truly exist as how we thought it to be. To enter this world, we are told to prove that we are special, but actually our uniqueness still have to fit into an unspoken mole. The place that is promoted to be diverse, special, and globally impactful turned out to be heavily controlled by the western ideology.