Original Title: Last Choice Spanish Title: English Title: Last Choice Year and month of production: 2018 Length: 10 minutes Production country: United States Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental Language: English Subtitles: English Trailer (link): https://vimeo.com/290721619 Web: Facebook:
Last Choice is a hybrid documentary exploring the social-withdrawal phenomenon and the dark side of the society in Japan. Set during the deadly earthquake and tsunami in 2011, the live-action film follows a true story about a hikikomori who has locked himself in room playing games for three years. The gamer faces the dilemma between going out or staying in the storm. Ultimately this is a choice between life or death.
Lu Te-Hsing is a creative/art director from Taiwan, who concentrates in immersive experiences and film productions.
Trained as an architect, Lu explores the sociological and psychological aspects of space and technology. Previous work includes the award-winning hybrid-documentary “Last Choice” which got attention worldwide, including winning the Best Direction in 5th annual Asia South-East Film Festival, Best Experimental Short in 18th annual Asian Film Festival of Dallas and officially selected in 29th annual LA Independent Film Showcase.
Lu's works span in many fields and he believes that the story is the foundation of all the experience, regardless of the format used. Therefore, his projects are always cross-disciplinary. Lu is specialized in story-telling, illustrating, creative/art directing, production designing, set designing and 2D/3D visualization.
Lu is also working for UNIT9 as a creative/art director. UNIT9 is an international production company that produces interactive experiences, including AR, VR, gaming, film, installations and immersive theater. We work closely with teams from Nike, Vice, Tinder, Spotify, Facebook, Instagram, Starz, Gucci, Chanel, Pandora, Netflix, Snapchat, Oculus, and many other companies that are interested in unexpected and unique productions.
Currently based in Los Angeles.
LA Independent Film Showcase Film Festival
NewFilmmaker New York AltFest 2019
Cincinnati African & Asian Diaspora Film Festival
Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival
Asian South East Short Film Festival: Best North American Short / Best Direction
Docs Without Borders Film Festival / Special Merit Prize
Asian Film Festival Dallas / Best Experimental Film
Los Angeles jellyFest Film Festival / Semi-Finalist