Report on Transmissions

I am happy to report that so far my short film “Transmissions of Unwanted Pasts” has been an official selection at four international film festivals and won the February 2019 Best Sci-fi Short and Best Actress (for Kamolsuang Aksharanugraha) awards at the Global Film Festival Awards in Los Angeles. Our little team is so thrilled by all of this.

We’d like to thank Moscow Shorts International Film Festival, Independent Talents International Film Festival, Around Films International Film Festival Amsterdam, Weird Wednesday, and of course Global Film Festival Awards, for watching our film and giving us incredible support.

The film is still traveling to many other festivals, so hopefully there will be more good news to report in the near future.

(P): My Story Collection in Chinese

My first book translated into Chinese is available in Taiwan today, April 1st! It’s the same story collection that was translated into English as The Sad Part Was. This is all very exciting in itself, obviously, but there’s also something that sets this version of my story collection apart from the previous versions in other languages: the overall concept for the book.

The title, (P), is unusual. The publisher, Fever, told me they saw it as an abstract symbol, not a word. I was impressed with the decision to use this as the title as it felt so commercially risky. They say they are more interested in taking an approach that’s “different” rather than predictable. I really appreciate that spirit.

The design of the book is also abstract, using textured black paper and minimalistic elements to produce an object that is both elegant and mysterious to hold. The actual book slides out of a paper case with a cutout design that creates a subtle optical illusion. The whole package almost turns this collection into a conceptual art book.

(P) can be ordered online at these sites:

博客來:https://ppt.cc/f0PHox

讀冊:https://ppt.cc/f1bX8x

三民:https://ppt.cc/f3i1Nx

Or if you happen to be in Taiwan, you’ll find the book at the popular Eslite Bookstores, as well as at some independent bookstores.