Collide


Directing    2017    2018





As a Design junior of the School of Visual Arts, I took part in an undergraduate honor course for short-film directing. The course was taught by Bob Giraldi, an award-winning commercial and music video director, and chair of the MPS Directing program.

Through this course, I was able to work both independently and collaboratively with other film students and professional filmmakers. Together, we developed, directed, and produced a 10-minute short film with an original narrative in 2 semesters.

Role
Director

Fact
60% of Collide budget was crowdfunded on Indiegogo.

Collide on IMDb.com



















Collide is the story of


Mai Tran, who struggles with isolation and anxiety as she adapts to life in NYC. Through a chance encounter with Alexandre, Mai discovers an alternate path in life, one previously unimagined to her. Will she accept a foreshadowed destiny of love and tragedy or will she steer herself away towards a more certain future?
















based upon a concept by

DAN PHAN

written by
NATASHA SOTO-ALBORS

directed by
DAN PHAN

produced by
JANA DEHART

director of photography
JASON CHAU

edited by
SHAYA MULCAHY
WILLIAM VAULTZ

starring
CARRIE VU
AARON MCDANIEL









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Premiere




Collide was shot in February 2018 and premiered at the School of Visual Arts MPS Directing Year-end Film Festival 2018.





The School of Visual Arts MPS Directing Year-end Film Festival 2018











Production




Throughout the pre-production, production and post-production process, I have grown tremendously—both personally and on a professional level, as a visual thinker and director, in art directing, leadership, collaboration skills and visual storytelling.





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Crowdfunding




As part of Collide pre-production, I started a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo and raised $5,000 in the 3 weeks of campaign.














Movie viewing upon request











more work

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Mark