Don’t move. Don’t scream. Don't even breathe. The Hopping Dead.
Written and Directed by Jimmy Lui.
The Hopping Dead will be playing at the famous TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly known as Grauman's Chinese Theatre) on October 27th, 2016 at 9:30 pm as part of the HollyShorts film festival. Please check it out.
Produced for the Justin Lin's Interpretations 2.0 competition for YOMYOMF. The rules were the final film must be under 3 minutes long and must use these 4 lines of dialogue in this order with no additional dialogue or line substitutions. Other than that, you can do whatever story you want. The 4 lines of dialogue for the competition are:
"Don't do that."
"I have my doubts."
"What is it?"
Two thieves break into a Chinese business only to stumble upon the terror that is the Chinese jiang shi, a corpse reanimated as a vampire by Chinese black magic that, because of rigor mortis, chases after its victims by hopping.
There is more to Asian culture than just kung fu. There is also… hopping vampires. I have loved the idea of hopping vampires ever since I saw the quintessential jiang shi movie “Mr. Vampire” as a child. With this film, I wanted to bring my own jiang shi story to life while paying tribute the two filmmakers who have influenced me the most: the legendary Sammo Hung and the Master of Terror John Carpenter. And like I told my last wife, I says, “Honey, I never drive faster than I can see. Besides that, it’s all in the reflexes.”
When We Meet Again will be playing at the famous TCL Chinese Theatre (formally known as Grauman's Chinese Theatre) on November 3rd, 2016 at 9:30 pm as part of the HollyShorts film festival. Check it out.
It's never easy surviving the death of the love of your life. What would you do to spend one more day with the love of your life? What if your love didn't end with "'til death do us part"? After the death of his wife, scientist Darren travels to a parallel universe to convince an alternate version of his dead wife to return with him to his world in this emotional and thought-provoking story that questions how far someone will go to reunite with their true love.