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A woman attempts a prayer circle to rid a household of a witch's dark curse, but an encounter with evil will forever leave its mark on her.

  • Vonne Patiag
  • Vonne Patiag
  • Maren Smith
  • Bailey Thompson
    Key Cast
  • Justine Keim
    Key Cast
  • Laura Bradford
    Key Cast
  • Dimitri Zaunders
    Director of Photography
  • Catherine Spinks
    Production Designer
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    7 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 21, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 AUD
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  • A Night Of Horror Film Festival 2015
    Sydney, Australia
    December 1, 2015
    World Premiere, Australian Premiere
Director Biography - Vonne Patiag

Vonne Patiag is a filmmaker from Sydney, Australia. He graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney with a Bachelor of Communications (Media Arts and Film Production) and went on to obtain a Masters of Film Studies at the University of Sydney. He has worked as a Producer, Editor and Director with various creative agencies across Sydney, and his short films have screened across Australia.

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Director Statement

Yang is an examination of evil, its essence, and the visual representation of it through the creative mediums. It is a short film in form, but also acts as a visual essay and high-art piece in spirit. With the film, I attempted to show evil not as opposed to good, but a necessity in the balance of morality, taking on the name Yang to directly reference the ideas of the yin yang symbol. The format of the film directly stems from the notion of a cyclic duality, of good and evil marked by the other; the women, seemingly innocent, perform a dark prayer circle as opposed to the grace and beauty of the dark evil spirits. Yang is a bold statement, one that delves deep into the sub-conscious and plays with those inert feelings of apprehension and fear when faced with the dark, that minute moment you enter a dark room and for a second imagine infinite horror and creatures before the lights turn on to reveal nothing is really there.