Things are the same but also very different. Just like lying in a virtual reality game. Or feeling out of place amongst your family, until you find punk rock.
Out of Place by Hongnan Guo
Hongnan and Echo are two students in Sydney, who both come from the same province of China. They’re both only daughters and only children. But they have almost opposite relationships with their families.
Supervising Producers: Jordan Fennell and Allison Chan
Music: Cellophane Sam – ‘Deluge’, Blue Dot Sessions – ‘Slow Line Stomp’, Blue Dot Sessions – ‘Slider’, Blue Dot Sessions – ‘Union Hall Melody’.
Punk Rock in a Bottle by Mike Williams
Rosie Wu experienced severe culture shock when she moved from the Northern Beaches to a boarding school in China. She still travels to China regularly but feels like she doesn’t have much in common with her family. But then she found her tribe.
Music: Cultural Revolution Ballet music, Cui Juin – Nothing to my Name, Midnight Oil – Surf’s Up Tonight, Tand Dynasty – The Sun, Chinese National Anthem, Zhou Yung Peng – Child of China (protest song), Boring Army – Long Live Punk, Backstreet Boys – Everybody, Yung Fang de Zhao Huan – A Call from Afar, The Beatles – Help, Bob Dylan – The Hurricane, The Police – Message in a Bottle, Mongolian Nine Treasures – Fable of Mangus, Shanren – Three Decades (Yunnan folk rock), Xu Wei – Unknown, Ajinai – Grass
ASL by Michael Sun
It’s the early 2000s and 12 year old Michael was unsupervised on a virtual reality game. He developed a lasting crush and lied on the internet.
Sound Design: Pip Leason
Supervising Producer: Allison Chan
Music: Haruomi Hosono – ‘Cosmic Surfin’, Haruomi Hosono – ‘Noa Noah’, Haruomi Hosono – ‘Saigo no Rakuen’, Haruomi Hosono – ‘Nostalgia Island’
All The Best credits:
Executive Producer: Allison Chan
Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell
Host: Maddy Macquine
Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie
SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick
Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay
Image: Unsplash CC: NordWood Themes