chris shimojima.
filmmaker giving real life a different beat.
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"Pura Vida"

 "Pura Vida"
a short film.
2013, drama, 11 min
Based on a recurring dream I'd been having for years. I always woke up before the story ended. It was frustrating, so I gave it an ending the only way I could: on film. Two actors and I traveled to Costa Rica and spent a number of days exploring, rewriting, and improvising. I haven't had the dream since.
CREDIT: writer, director, editor 

starring DAVID MELISSARATOS and ANITA ANTHONJ

Official Selection
San Diego Film Festival, 2013
YoungCuts Film Festival, 2013
Fort Lauderdale Int'l Film Festival, 2013
West Virginia Filmmakers Festival, 2013

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