EAVESDROPPING
a short film series about digital interactions,
filmed remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Snippets of online interactions that leave an impression. Private conversations, abandoned voicemails, vlogs filmed for no one, video calls that go awry…
 
Designed to be self-filmed by actors and viewed on a phone screen.

 

 

Soliloquy, Left on Read

Stood up by her online date, a young woman expresses her frustrations through a Shakespearean monologue

Lianne - Kasady Liu
Wyatt - Kiersten Villaneuva

Written & Directed by

Ginger Yifan Chen

Edited & Colored by

Ginger Yifan Chen

Shot on 
iPhone SE 2020
iPhone X


 

 

Date Night!

A couple attempts their first intimate video call

Eva - Rachel Gallagher
Jackie - Tim Oakes
Dad - Rhandy Torres

Written & Directed by

Kiersten Villanueva
 

Edited by

Kiersten Villanueva

Shot on 
iPhone XR
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 12 Pro Max

Music 
"Tango de Manzana "
"Stringed Disco"
"BossaBossa"
by Kevin MacLeod

 

What to Do About Edgar

A young woman seeks her friend's remote advice on what to do about the new "guy" in her life.

Cara - Caryl Illana
Lori - Kristina Jin

Written and Directed by

Amadea Tanner
 

Edited by Aidan Jones
Colored by Ginger Yifan Chen

Shot on 
iPhone 8
Blackberry Key2 LE
 

 


Thrown Off the Scent

During a long-distance call, a couple decides to end their relationship for unusual reasons.

Carson - Nicole Rieko
Gemma - Deming Magner

Written & Directed by

Amadea Tanner
 

Cinematography & Coloring by Ginger Yifan Chen


Edited by

Kiersten Villaneuva

Shot on:
iPhone 11
iPhone 10x

 

Gross Little Worm

Over a series of voicemails, a young woman attempts to convey some harsh truths to her best friend.

Olivia - Kristina Jin
Emma - Kasady Liu


Written by Kristina Jin

Directed by

Ginger Yifan Chen & Kristina Jin
 

Cinematography by

Alex Sorto & Ginger Yifan Chen


Edited by Aidan Jones
Colored by Ginger Yifan Chen
Music by Aidan Jones

Shot on 
iPhone 8

 

Lovers' Smoke Break

A tender phone call about quitting smoking, Jane Eyre, and many other things.

Lovers

Giovanna Zavala

& Hayley Bensmiller

Written and Directed by

Giovanna Zavala

Edited by

Giovanna Zavala

& Ginger Yifan Chen


Music by Jack Massura

PARTICIPANTS

Ryan Baker
writer

Ginger Yifan Chen
executive producer, director, writer, editor, colorist

Rachel Gallagher
actor

Caryl Illana
actor

Kristina Jin
writer, director, actor, social media manager

Aidan Jones
editor, composer

Kasady Liu
actor. graphic designer

Deming Magner
actor

Jack Massura
composer

Tim Oakes
actor

Oba Olaniyi
writer

James Parker Pennington
poster designer

Nicole Rieko
actor

Alex Sorto
cinematographer

Amadea Tanner
writer, director

Rhandy Torres
actor

Kiersten Villanueva
writer, director, editor

Giovanna Zavala
writer, director, actor, editor