Experiencing Interruptions?

Spirit from the Meadow

An introverted man who is scared of women decides to seek out a prostitute. Another man, a stranger, has chosen to help him find one, but instead leads him through a bizarre and unexpected night that intersects with the supernatural.

  • Joant Úbeda
    The Exterior Paradox (2009), The Forest and the Fox (2012), Tell Us a Joke (2013), Since I Left You (2013)
  • Joant Úbeda
    The Exterior Paradox (2009), The Forest and the Fox (2012), Since I Left You (2013)
  • Abhilash Chandra
  • Christopher de las Alas
    Director of Photography
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  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Dark Comedy
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 21 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    11,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Hong Kong
  • Country of Filming:
    Hong Kong
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  • Las Vegas Lift-Off Film Festival
    Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
    June 24, 2015
    World Premiere
  • Shock & Gore Film Festival
    Birmingham, England, UK
    July 22, 2015
    European Premiere
  • Reel East Film Festival
    Oaklyn, New Jersey, USA
    August 22, 2015
Director Biography - Joant Úbeda

Joant Úbeda (1988, San Francisco), is the son of Nicaraguan refugees who fled from the country’s civil war. His mother arrived in San Francisco a few weeks before his birth which eventually granted him dual citizenship. At age 12, his parents bought him a small camcorder with which he made short action films with his neighbors and edited them in camera. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Multimedia at Hawai’i Pacific University, he pursued his Master’s degree in Film Production with New York University. He is currently based in Singapore and works around the region as well.

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Director Statement

They say reality is only what we see through our eyes and therefore that is the reality of life. But, how about our dreams, our imagination, our thoughts? Are not those experiences still part of the same reality? With Spirit from the Meadow, I wanted to explore if both the world in our heads and the one we move in space are permeable. Will I still see my usual safe place after I die? Perhaps, we never know when exactly we transition over and instead find out we have been existing in an afterlife we ourselves created.