Sundance Directing Award winner Sandi Tan weaves a tale of youthful talent, guerilla filmmaking and a decades-long mystery solved. Tan was obsessed with indie film as a teenager growing up in Singapore. Under the tutelage of a mysterious older mentor, Georges, she filmed her original script, Shirkers, during a summer break, only to have Georges disappear with all of the footage. Part memoir, part mystery, Shirkers brings viewers along on Tan’s journey to self-realization as an artist of original voice and vision. Courtesy of Netflix.
Themes:Asian/Asian AmericanCrimeFilms on FilmInternationalWomen DirectorsYouth
Producer: EP Jason Spingarn-Koff, EP Kate Townsend, EP Lisa Nishimura, Producer Sandi Tan, Producer Jessica Levin, Producer Maya Rudolph
Cinematographer: Iris Ng
Editor: Lucas Celler & Sandi Tan, Kimberly Hassett
Music: Ishai Adar
Running Time: 96
Language: English, French