Key Change

A recent graduate prepares to pack up her life and move out of her apartment with the help of her brother. Desperate to hold on to every item of her past yet eager for a new future, she must learn to accept change with the help of sibling love and music.

  • Emai Lai
    Director
  • Emai Lai
    Writer
  • Amy Keum
    Key Cast
    "Maya"
  • Andrew Vu
    Key Cast
    "Brian"
  • Rohan Shaiva
    Director of Photography
  • Dariush Ghaffari
    Producer, Sound
  • Ben Bortner
    Assistant Camera, BTS Videographer, Script Supervisor
  • Julie Yeung
    Music Production
  • Steph Hoechst
    Production Design
  • Avni Ambalam
    Costume Design
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Music, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 8, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Tufts University
Director Biography - Emai Lai

I’m Emai, writer and director of Key Change! I’ve been working on this film for the past 8 months as my senior thesis project, and I’ve loved exploring everything from screenwriting and casting to music development and color grading. As an older sister, a music maker, and a West Coast dreamer, I’ve poured a lot of myself into this story and its characters, and seeing this film come to life with the help of my friends has been a true highlight of my final year of college.

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