Aydan & Evan

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After a chance encounter, a filmmaker tries to unravel his feelings for a man from the memories of the night they met.

‘Aydan & Evan’ is a short film starring Aidan Cheng (You, Devils, Harlots) and Misia Butler (Kaos, The School of Good & Evil). Written & directed by Elizabeth Cassidy and produced by Andriani Scordellis, the film follows Aydan, who, feeling lost in his filmmaking career, meets Evan at an afterparty. The film unfolds through Aydan’s memory of meeting Evan. As Aydan tries to unravel his romantic feelings for Evan, we are submerged in his recollection of that night; a space caught between memory and fantasy.

Cassidy says: “Aydan & Evan started from this disconnection I had with myself and my future. While reflecting on this, I was heavily influenced by themes of romance and memory and how they are portrayed in film. From this, I started writing the script, centering the story on my own experience of feeling lost, detached from myself, and how this could be explored through romance. Desire, as well as the memory of desire and how it lingers on your mind, almost obsessively, became the driving force of the story. I wanted the audience to not only feel the desire, but the hope desire brings to the protagonist for a fresh start.”


Written & Directed by Elizabeth Cassidy @elizajcassidy
Produced by Andriani Scordellis & Elizabeth Cassidy @shortgirlproductions_
Executive Producers: Andriani Scordellis, Elizabeth Cassidy, Lucas A. Ferrara
@shortgirlproductions_ @lucasaferrara

Aydan: @aidan.cheng
Evan: @misiabutler
Aydan’s fiancé: @thevindu__

DoP: @arabellakcfilm
Production Design: @ladan.saidi
Original Score Composed & Produced by @kayoun_yoo
With Additional Music From @veronikawaga
Featuring ‘Body Work’ by Catherine Moan
Edited by @elizajcassidy
Colour Grade by @khalifsultancolorist
Sound Design by James Murray
1st Assistant Director: @ruby.ngc
Camera Operators: @yilmazufilm, Sarraa Ali
1st AC/Focus Puller: @ariesanika
2nd AC: @sabrinskaite
Gaffers: @alinakaykolosova, @typical_ianblax
Spark: @danielsoloman99, @spikemillar
Sound Recordists: @adam_hurley @james_weedon
BTS Photographers: @lydz___ , @lilydoidgephotography
Costume Assistant: @niya.bdzh
Production Assistants: @isis_hope_lloyd, @keevyxo, @Sophia.musaeva, @_annienicholls_,
@shamimeri, @fran_cattaneo
Artwork featured in the film by @ladanslens, @marcosdesouza.x, @laurapotierjourno, Lou Wu
Supporting Artists: Isis Hope Lloyd, Annie Nicholls, Keevy Wardhaugh, @jai.fi, Alanah Sarginson,
@megi0na, @harveystev, @taxidermybreakfast, Dom Christopher, @l_house111, Theo Burns
“Aydan & Evan’s Theme”

“I Dreamt” - END SCENE
Piano: Cheawoom Lee
Violin: Wilmien J Van Rensburg, Helena Thomas
Viola: Diego Bartolome
Cello: Luis Freitasdacruz
Recording Studio: Belle Shenkman Studio
Recording Session Producer: Leah Tatjana
Recording Engineers: George Lloyd-Owen & Anna Heath

Piano: Thomas Throp
Violin: Adele Etheridge Woodson @adelecomposer
Produced & Mixed by Thomas Throp

Short Girl Productions Logo Design by @10000hawks
Poster design by @ellamaehope