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Director/Producer/Editor: Sandi Tan | Producers: Jessica Levin, Maya Rudolph | Editor: Lucas Cellar | Composer: Ishai Adar | Cinematographer: Iris Ng | USA / 2018 / 96 min
About the Film
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.
About the Filmmaker
Sandi Tan is a former zine-ster, former teenage film critic, former novelist, and former Sundance Documentary Film Program fellow. She was born in Singapore, educated in England and NYC, and lives in the LA area. Her short films have played at the New York Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, and 100 other festivals. Her feature film Shirkers made its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival where she won a Directing Award and great reviews including from Variety, The New Yorker, The Guardian and Film Comment.