Film starring Australian actor Alex Cubis selected to screen at 2016 Palm Springs International ShortFest
Palm Springs International ShortFest will screen NO EVIL on June 24, 2016 in Palm Springs. Other films selected include those starring fellow Australian Guy Pearce, Academy-Award nominee James Franco, Steve Buscemi, Academy-Award Winner Jennifer Hudson and Jack O’Connell.
Tickets will be available to purchase on June 14th.
Filmed in Los Angeles, NO EVIL is a suspense thriller about Liz and Max, two friends who unexpectedly eavesdrop their way into trouble with a Thai Restaurant. Instead of snitching however, they decide to test their own survival instincts.
The film, which was also selected to screen at the 2016 Cannes Court Métrage, also stars American actress Julia Aks (Marvel: Agents of SHIELD) and Japanese actor Takaaki Hirakawa. The film’s director, Mike Gan, is a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Cubis (Rake, Mako Mermaids) is represented by Sophie Jermyn Management in Australia.
Mike Gan was born in Beijing, China. The only child of two working immigrants in America, Mike was often dropped off at movie theaters as a form of daycare to stay out of trouble, and developed an intense passion for storytelling. Graduating from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Mike now lives in Los Angeles, writing and directing narrative films about the human psyche and the collective journey of our mysterious race.
Liz – Julia Aks
Max – Alex Cubis
Delivery Man – Takaaki Hirakawa
Thai Speaking Voices – Quincy Surasmith, Ova Saopeng, Brian Sounalath
Neighbor In Car – Orlando Campbell
Crew: Writer, Director, Editor, Producer – Mike Gan
Director of Photography – Cory Warner
Key Grip – Kee Kyung
Assistant Cameraman – Stephen St. Peter
Steadicam Operator – Aaron Gantt
Assistant Director – Christine Melton
Production Design – Flora Ortega
Production Sound – Anthony Massung
Hair & Makeup – Brittney Lee Winn
Costume – Houri Mahserejian
Sound Design – Sean Hines
Music by – Joel J. Richard
Production Assistant – Paul Sobrepena
Colorist – Ed Wu