Name: Xinyi Zhu
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Los Angeles International Culture Film Festival
Occupation: Film Festival Director and Student
The Caterpillar Trail
Film (Short, Drama, Horror and Thriller) Art department After accepting a new job, Kurt attempts to propose to his girlfriend, Dani, and move away. However the proposal does not go as planned and Dani vanishes without a trace. Two years later, Kurt is contacted by someone claiming to be 'Dani', prompting Kurt to search for the truth of her disappearance that night. THE CATERPILLAR TRAIL is a deliciously fun psychological thriller short reminiscent of a Twilight Zone episode. Remember those? We never know what is around the next corner -- fear, horror, suspense? But we are so engaged with the material and intrigued with the moody atmosphere that we follow along. It's a puzzle film. Like our main character, the audience immerses themselves as the players. Their expectations are constantly being challenged and they are swept in a game of mystery that they can participate in. To paraphrase Hitchcock, a great thriller film should 'play its audience like a piano.' Written by Matt
Film (Drama, Romance and Short) Editor, Casting Director A woman cheats on her husband in fantasy, unaware that reality isn't all that far behind.
University of California-Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)