When I interviewed Eileen about her work with Hunjiya and Caro Juna, I asked if she had any upcoming projects. Then through her Instagram, she announced that her short film CHIMERA (키메라) will premiere at CAAMFest 2021. It looks like this year CAAMFest will be on demand, live virtual screenings, and a drive-in experience at San Francisco’s Fort Mason.
Eileen gave a synopsis about it in her interview:
As Ayeon runs errands to prepare for a Christmas dinner for her friend, her memories from her childhood Christmas in Seoul are brought up. After a broken relationship with her father, Ayeon finds her new family with her friends and claims her home where she feels most comfortable.
The film explores my relationship to my homes: with both my family and the places I have lived in. As a third culture kid, you struggle to grasp where you come from or who you identify with. And both the people in front and behind the camera are those that I have been able to call my home.
The SELF | PORTRAITS SHORTS program is available to watch from May 13, 2021 8:00 AM to May 23, 2021 11:59 PM.
General admission tickets are a $10 pre-order with differing prices for CAAM members or the CAAMFest On-Demand Pass.