Negative Two (2019), 28 min

A twentysomething gay man develops a relationship over text messages with a stranger he meets on a dating app. Their exchange becomes increasingly intimate as the protagonist navigates life as an architect in New York City. We catch glimpses of his reflection on the glass facades that dominate the architecture surrounding him, a visual stand-in for the world of screens that populate our lives. He longs for connection, watching other people on social media while offering himself up to be seen. He attempts to create the perfect selfie in the hopes of meeting his stranger face to face. Will they ever meet? And will that satisfy their desires?

World premiere at The Shed
Screened at International Film Festival Rotterdam, MOCA LA, Parrish Art Museum, San Diego Asian Film Festival, Le Cinema Club

Writer / Director / Editor: Micaela Durand & Daniel Chew
Starring: Eric Lee
Camera: Eric K. Yue
Music: Xiu Xiu, Tzusing, M.E.S.H., Delia Gonzalez