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The Right Move

A game of Chinese Chess goes wrong when no one can agree on the correct rules.

  • Ezekiel Canaan
  • Ezekiel Canaan
  • Ezekiel Canaan
  • Carrie Specht
  • Rodney Vance
  • Zilyn Yeoh
    Key Cast
  • Sheldon Lee
    Key Cast
  • Ezekiel Canaan
  • Ezekiel Canaan
    Director of Photography
  • Erick Baez
    1st Assistant Director
  • Eddy Baez
    Drone Operator
  • Sam Vasquez
    Boom Operator
  • Jared Gonzalez
    BTS Photo/Videographer
  • Ezekiel Canaan
  • Ezekiel Canaan
  • Tony Shepperd
    Re-Recording Mixer
  • Ezekiel Canaan
    Re-Recording Mixer
  • Zilyn Yeoh
  • Project Title (Original Language):
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 23, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, LUMIX, GH6
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - La Sierra University
  • Sonscreen Film Festival
    Loma Linda, California
    United States
    April 13, 2023
    Diversity In Film Award
  • Indie Short Fest
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    April 23, 2023
  • KIDS FIRST! Film Festival
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    United States
    June 16, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Festival De Indie
    Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    April 21, 2023
    Best Composer Award
  • Festival De Indie
    Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    April 21, 2023
    Student Film - Special Mention
  • AltFF Alternative Film Festival
    June 22, 2023
    Nominee - Best Student Film
  • 9th Music Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    July 2, 2023
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Ezekiel Canaan

A Singaporean-American filmmaker and composer based in Southern California. Currently a college film and music major.

Having spent half his life thus far in the United States and the other half in Singapore, he brings with him a perspective shaped by different cultures and traditions.

Also a violinist classically trained in music, he enjoys other fields of art like writing, music composition, visual art, drama and graphic design.

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Director Statement

Growing up in the United States, I’ve always felt a little disconnected from my cultural roots. Even though I spent my later years in Singapore, the stress of my life left little room to truly explore my cultural identity.

‘The Right Move’ hints at this journey of cultural disconnection and reconnection through a game of Chinese Chess that doesn’t go well simply because the players don’t know the rules well.