April Wen


12-year-old Andrea has something in her backpack.
It catapults her, her best friend Marina, and a group of unsuspecting classmates into another realm: a "night of matter."
An exploration of first encounters with death, the necessity of grieving rituals, and animal-human connection. 

7 minutes, digital video, 2023

Written, directed, and produced by April Wen. Cinematography by Samuel Romero. Co-produced by Piper Yu. Featuring Zoe del Giudice, Rylie Huang, Luna Cipani, Kat Beaulac, and Dallas Bird. Sound Design by Justin Carter.