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The Mess We’re In

Directed by Jamie Lam

Having grown up in a hoarder’s house, young adult Dara is used to the mess and lives day to day with her mother peacefully—most of the time. When a friend visits from out of town, Dara contemplates what it means to stay and what she could lose if she goes.

Directed by Jamie Lam
Produced by Jamie Lam and Nadine Widjaja

Director’s Bio: From Richmond, BC, Jamie is an emerging filmmaker of Hong Kong descent. Her work aims to explore the nuances in how human connection is pursued, built, and undone. Jamie’s latest short, “The Mess We’re In” has played at festivals such as TIFF Next Wave, NFFTY, and Vancouver Asian Film Festival.

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