Trailer: SEIBUTSU (2005)
Seibutsu (Still: Life) Trailer. from Joe Turner Lin on Vimeo.
China-American Festival of Film and Culture 2006, Winner
San Diego Asian Film Festival 2005, Grand Jury Prize
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2005, Semi-Finalist
Palm Springs International Short Film Festival 2004, 2nd Place Best Student Live Action Short
Angelus Awards 2004, Semi-Finalist
Student Academy Awards, Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 2004, National Finalist
Columbia University Film Festival 2004, Faculty Honors, Audience Award, Best Cinematography
For Tokio, the day is a time to sleep. At night, he works the graveyard shift at a high-speed photomat, with a girl named Jennie. One fateful night, a photo gets jammed in the machine, and Tokio finds himself looking. In his loneliness, he begins to steal photos of her, imagining that if he can collect enough photos, and move them around fast enough, he can animate her face with her soul. When Jennie discovers that Tokio has fallen in love with someone else, she calls the girl in to the photoshop. Tokio must confront the reality of his love, and in doing so, the pain from his past.