A TEACHING GAME
A young man grapples with a life-changing decision between his ambition and his relationship with the girl he loves. As he confronts himself in the bathroom mirror of his apartment, he realizes there is a simple truth: he cannot have both. This internal struggle is paralleled with an intricate match of the traditional Chinese board game 'Go', played between an old man and a young boy. Which choice will he make, and which will he leave behind?
Lonely Tom Productions created A Teaching Game in the winter of 2012 under the name Zugzwang Films. After 5 months, this short film was accepted as an Official Selection in the Edmonton International FIlm Festival (EIFF). On September 30th, it premiered at Empire Theatres in downtown Edmonton City Centre as a part of the festival. The film gained a positive reception, and recieved a 2012 EIFF Jury Award.
Runtime: 25 mins.
Written & Directed by Akash Sherman
Original Soundtrack by Timothy Choy
Production Design by Zachary Vydra
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