A young monk finds a safe space between the present and the afterlife.
Director's Statement Collapse
For a Buddhist, karma guides all your movements and the movements surrounding you, linking you with people and places that have cycled and will cycle along a shared current, life after life after life. It is a beautiful approach, to take your situation as a connected one, and to see your life as a reflection of lives past. In Space is a meditation of this reflection of death, not as a finite moment but as an infinite cycle. It's a link we can use to connect life and death, and life and death again.
This film lives very close to my heart on many levels. Through making the film, I learned how to consciously and compassionately accept my own mortality and more importantly, the mortality and impermanence of my loved ones. I shared this journey with my own grandparents who are the lead actors in the film.
Because I was able to connect on a deeper level of trust and love with my grandparents during production, the importance of the experience in actually making the film may far exceed the importance of the film itself in my own life. However, upon reflection, I realize that for me they are one and the same.
My wish as a filmmaker is that my films are not just narratives in and of themselves, but they themselves reflections of true moments past, present, and future. I hope that they capture not only what I am conveying as a director through story, but also what I am experiencing in that moment as artist.