Quando is certainly a well balanced and sensibly framed short film about Alzheimer’s. Kuan Cao deals with the distressing condition with skill and poise. An outstanding performance by Ben in every single shot, right from innocent glances that he exchanges with his own self talking from the pre recorded video to the distressing moments while he is on the phone with his son. It is very sad to know that Peter isnt aware of his father's present condition and the vise versa. It hits hard as the film showcases the remunating effects of Alzheimer’s. It forces one to confront their helplessness which is communicated so well through the eyes of Ben which makes this film more impactful. The depth of the script, the intense of the dialogues educates the audience about Alzheimer’s and the helplessness of losing oneself to it.
Director Biography - Kuan Cao
Kuan CAO was a researcher focusing on neuroscience and cardiovascular disease from China. Between healing people’s physical bodies and influencing people’s mental parts, Kuan decided to pursue the latter for the rest of his life. He went to Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles in 2018 for an MFA in Film and Television Production and has been awarded the degree in 2021. Now, he is diving into the ocean of directing and writing. His works pay more attention to social justice, moral choices, and things happening in people’s daily lives. There is no genre limit for him.
Kuan Cao Director
Kuan Cao Writer
Zhiyuan Zou Producer
Paul LeClair Key Cast "Ben"
Sarah Zajia Key Cast "Annie"
Cyrus Jabbari Key Cast "Peter"
Project Type: Short, Student
Runtime: 10 minutes 13 seconds
Completion Date: December 25, 2021
Country of Origin: United States
Country of Filming: United States
Shooting Format: Digital
Film Color: Color
First-time Filmmaker: Yes
Student Project: Yes - Loyola Marymount University