A young couple walk a fine line while thriving in an open marriage until they catch each other breaking the rules.
Eddie Shieh 謝宗楷 (pronounced ‘Sh’+’yeah’) is a Twin dad by Day and Filmmaker at Night. His fraternal twin boys were born in 2017. Eddie directed the semi-finalist play “That Kid” written by Jane Willis for the 2016 Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival. His screenplay “La Grippe” shortlisted at the first European Sundance Screenwriting Lab, Italy in 2015. He was a finalist nominee to the 2014 Fox Global Directors Initiative fellowship and a Grand Prix Finalist with his short film “Tu e Eu” at the 2011 Academy Qualifier Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia in Tokyo, Japan. On occasion, he predicts weather with his surgically repaired joints (no app yet).
IN SYNC was created for the 2019 Asian American Film Lab 72 Hour Shootout under the theme, Balancing Act. As a frequent participant of 72 hour festivals, I find these events as the best way for a filmmaker to exercise their problem-solving and execution under a ticking clock. However as a father of twin toddlers, time and sleep are your most precious gifts on top of the trust of your cast and crew who are lending their passions and talents. The pressure to deliver was definitely on. But thanks to a wonderful assembly of personalities and chemistry (that was IN SYNC), teamwork made the dream work. We hope audiences come away with as much pleasure and enjoyment as we did.
Kira McCarthy, Andy Zou, Josephine Huang, Ricky Dunlop
Eddie Shieh, Josephine Huang, Ricky Dunlop