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OCT 17, 9:00 AM
In this dark psychological drama, an unnamed desk jockey arrives at work to find his boss missing. His dream of his boss’ demise the night before at the hands of a masked man is unsettling. After he receives a strange phone call accusing him of the death, he is completely unnerved—a crack in his mild-mannered veneer breaks open.
Jack Li’s second short film dials up the tension without displaying the brutality of the plot. Grey is a story with a larger cultural context, but it questions our personal desire to mask our shadowy side for the sake of social acceptance.
Jack Li is a filmmaker based in Beijing with a BA from the Central Academy of Drama. He worked as a screenwriter before becoming independent and is also a theater director/actor, photographer, editor, and English/Chinese translator. He has shot corporate videos, commercial work, and documentaries for the Cultural Ministry of China.