After a soul-searching journey traveling the world, Jean (Natalie Skye) returns home. Still floating in limbo, she camps out in an empty mansion owned by a friend’s rich family; a house waiting to be sold when the price is right. Jean moves in, and vows to finish her travelogue about her journey. She thinks she’s finally found the perfect quiet time – away from any kind of commitment, no phone calls, no job, no friends – she’s her own boss. So she should have no problem focusing on her writing at long last. Or at least that’s what she thinks.
To her surprise, she’s actually not the only occupant in the house. She finds out that if she wants to stay, she’ll have to share the place with squatters – a cynical college professor (Alex Zahara), his bitter sister (Emilie Ullerup) married to a devoted husband (David Richmond-Peck), a disgruntled cab driver (Zahf Paroo) and a washed-up drifter (Zak Santiago). As Jean reluctantly confronts these souls as tormented as herself, they inevitably end up in an entangled mass of secrets and lies.
Set primarily in one location, this imaginative drama roams in and out of the lives of lost souls, weaving reality with the other side. A ghost story that meditates on the precious gems along with the missed opportunities in this precarious thing we know as life.
WINNER Best Screenwriting and Best Performance, Vancouver Women in Film Festival
WINNER Best Canadian Feature Award, Female Eye Film Festival (Toronto)
WINNER Best Lead Actress, Vancouver Asian Film Festival
Feature Drama/Thriller (109 min)
Directed by Desiree Lim