USA, 2017, 2K video, 20min
Written, directed and co-produced by Althea Rao
Vanita Kalra as Freya
Guillermo Alonso as Elliot
Written, directed and co-edited by: Althea Rao
Executive Producers: Dirk Wiggins, Yun Bai, Ping Zhang
Producers: Althea Rao, Shane D. Scott, Maxwell DiPaolo
Line Producer: Eve C. Siconolfi
Assistant Director: Samantha Heth, Chen Hsin-Yu
Director of Photography: Adam Diller
Assistant Camera: Quynh Le, Luc Ung, Norman Wicaksono
Grip: Stacey Furrybear, Vito Scutti, Will Colacito
Location Sound: Sam Morris
Production Design: Enrica Ferrero, Gabrielle Constantine
Costume Designer: Wang Liudi, Julia Haines
DIT: Bobby Howley
Editor: Brian Nappi
Post Sound Design: Eric Carbonara / Nada Sound Studio
VFX: David Kessler
Colorist: Adam Diller
Music: Meng Qi
Still Photography: Joseph Labolito
Fiscally sponsored by From the Heart Productions 
Kickstarter Project
Recipient of Temple University MFA Completion Grant 

Cannes Short Film Corner, 2018
Inspired by a Confucius tale, Three Seasons is a short narrative film about an awkward family reunion. In the frozen season of Cloudville, half-frozen Elliot welcomes a visit from his estranged Piyan cousin Freya who is also his foster sister. The two biologically related young adults struggles to connect as kins, but their cultural difference and complicated family past from the parents’ generation never ceased to shadow their mind, making it harder for them to form an emotional tie. As they move forward, they question and recognize the essence of kinship and family.
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