Directed by Tristan Seniuk, Voleak Sip
FLOAT is a short film set in Seattle in the mid-1990s, following the day-to-day trials and tribulations of Cambodian-American hustler, Rocky Mang. Still living at home with his family, Rocky spends his days cruising the streets of Seattle, slanging cheap goods on the corner as he struggles to help his family make ends meet. His days are a hazy wash of grinding and hustling, only broken by his persistent attempts to convince a local barista named Jenni-Mo Day to go on a date.
Tristan Seniuk is a Seattle-based filmmaker. His work ranges from music videos, to commercials, to films. He has had his work exhibited in festivals in the US, Canada, and Europe. FLOAT is his narrative film. Voleak Sip has been an on-again-off-again member of the Seattle film community both in film exhibition and production. FLOAT is her directorial debut.
Executive Producers: Tristan Seniuk, Voleak Sip
Producer: Zack Tupper
Directors: Tristan Seniuk, Voleak Sip
Writers: Tristan Seniuk, Voleak Sip
Cinematographer: Adam Bial
Production Designer: Collin Redmond
Costume Designer: Meg Schmitt
Sound Editor: Jason Alberts
Editor: Tristan Seniuk
Cast: Tony Teav, Peyton Pich, Keanna Mendoza
Shorts Programs / 92 minsWe’ll be just fine, pretending we’re not, we’re far from lonely, and it’s all that we’ve got. Whether in the city, or the suburbs, these stories behind and front of the camera showcases families in their elements; antagonizing, struggling, overcoming, supporting, and loving. — Kirby Peñafiel