A couple tries to find the right words during their last moments together. Memories, regret, and even love, swing into the picture.
SWING was created for INTERPRETATIONS 2.0 - a film contest presented by YOMYOMF (You Offend Me You Offend My Family)
The guidelines are to create a three minute piece using only four lines of dialogue supplied by David Henry Hwang in the exact order given:
"Don't do that."
"I have my doubts."
"What is it?"
Our team wanted to express the full arc of a relationship of two people who have volatile emotions for one another, to show their shifting feelings, a subtle language of looks and gestures. We shot in contrasting visual styles (noir, summer, fall) to show the different palettes of their emotions, how they changed from start to end. We were inspired by the noir-ish styles of Wong Kar Wai and the minimalism of Hsiao-Hsien Hou— trying to find visual poetry in what is unspoken. Then we walked all around Greenpoint and found the perfect swing set.
Suffolk Street Films present SWING; Directed by ANDREW PANG; Written by SUNG RNO; Cinematographer, RAMSEY FENDALL; Editor, WES KIM; Music by, BIG PHONY; Producers, SUNG RNO, RAMSEY FENDALL, PHILIPPE CU LEONG and ANDREW PANG; Featuring - JENNIFER IKEDA and ALFREDO NARCISO; Assistant Camera, AMANDA MITCHELL; Second Assistant Camera, BELEN FERRER; Sound Recordist, ANNA GUSTAVI; Art Direction, MATT JACOB; Sound Mix/Design, KEITH HODNE.