Ada | Short Film
A young girl, in grief from her grandmother’s death, finds herself distanced from her loss by observing, questioning and analysing herself as a fictional character.
In grief from her grandmother’s death, a girl finds herself distanced from her loss, observing herself analytically from a third-person perspective. She reflects on the philosophical questions of what defines her being, and traces her relation to the world from micro to macro spectrums. Immersed in the idea that all her individual qualities are but a mirage maintained by ever-changing complex collisions of inheritances, she accepts the world as a flux of infinite possibilities.
Ada Teaser 2018
Ada (2018) is an experimental documentary directed by Christine Margaret. It tells the story of a young girl, in grief from her grandmother’s death, distanced from her loss by observing, questioning and analysing herself as a fictional character.
It is a film between a documentary and fiction. It is a documentary because all footage without the protagonist is unstaged, and most events described in the narration are based upon real events. However the protagonist, Ada, is a fictional character.
The film reveals a person’s self-reflection upon the recurring question: What makes me, me? The topic is explored through the many memories, dreams, imaginations and travels in Ada’s personal life, and her analysis of the possible elements and influences from the outer world that make her who she is.
Main Cast & Crew
DIRECTOR/ADA Christine Margaret
VOICEOVER/ADA Kayla Lee
ADA’S MOM/ADA Pu-Yu Wang
ACADEMIC ADVISOR Peter Gordon
Other Cast & Crew
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Christine Margaret / Luis Felipe Moncada / Yu-Lin Chung
CAMERA OPERATOR Christine Margaret / Douglas Tsai / Luis Felipe Moncada / Yu-Lin Chung
PRODUCER Christine Margaret
GRADE Alex Grigoras
SOUND RECORDIST Christine Margaret / Dezhou Li / Alfred Seiya Lam
VOICEOVER RECORDIST Franco Volpi / Dezhou Li / Alfred Seiya Lam
EDITOR/SOUND DESIGNER Christine Margaret
SOUND MIX Odinn Ingibergsson / Impulse Post Production
MUSIC El juego
COMPOSER/PERFORMER Irving Monk
Film Type: Experimental Documentary, Essay Film, Short
Runtime: 37 minutes 18 seconds (original version) / 29 minutes 31 seconds (festival version)
Completion Date: October 30, 2018
Release Date: TBA
Production Budget: 6000 pounds
Production Location: United Kingdom
Country of Filming: Taiwan, United Kingdom, U.S.A, Iceland