JEFF KAO | FILM PRODUCTION/DIRECTION/EDITING
KNOWING NOTHING COLD is feature-length film we directed, shot and editied, which follows a group of teenagers living in the American Midwest of the 1970's.
START TO FINISH is a musical performance video by director Jeff Kao, featuring Oakland-based jazz drummer Vijay Anderson. It won the "Audience Award" at the Brooklyn International Film Festival in 2007.
EVERSHIFT (the company's namesake) was shot on New Year's day 2008, and 2011. Performances by Emmalee Johnson-Kao and Jasmine Stade.
The future release, LADYMAN, is a documentary about a pair of 12-year-old film-makers, Evan Feist and Aaren Stade, as they struggle to produce a movie titled LONELY TIMES, that will push them to a new level of ambition and commitment.
RETROSPECTATOR is a gorgeous and surreal study of the uncommon events and fantasies of every day teenagerhood as the characters push against their surroundings in pursuit of self-definition.
Teaser for upcoming feature-length movie ODDS, a comedy about a superstitious woman down on her luck, to be released in 2023.