One night in Bangkok, as the song goes.
And a guy is hanging out on Soi Cowboy.
Photographer, writer and visual conceptualist Jimmie Wing, making his debut film Wet Nana Dreamscape, tells what happened next.
Wet Nana Dreamscape was conceived and created around Oscar Wilde's famous quote "We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars".
While drowning his sorrows in an outdoor café, a despondent young man perks up when he sees two alluring models eyeing him from across the way. Inevitably the chemistry of mutual attraction brings them all together and they board a passing 3-wheeled Thai taxi [a tuk-tuk]. With a gorgeous model on either side of him, the young man is overjoyed, but just as he is anticipating double happiness, everything changes ...
Awake, day-dreaming or in the throes of a nightmare? Sometimes people are not who we expect them to be and things do not always go as planned.
Double happiness. Double rainbow.
There's also a trailer, embedded below.
Wet Nana Dreamscape is comprised 90 percent of DSLR stills brought to life through multi-layered composite editing by British visual effects wizard, Phil Claffey.
The original music score was created in Taiwan by Lim Giong (林強), winner of multiple awards for soundtracks on movies created by some of Asia's pre-eminent directors. He is also a leading figure in the Taiwanese experimental electronic music scene. Lim Giong has just won best film score at the 2010 Shanghai International Film Festival for Deep in the Clouds.
Wet Nana Dreamscape has previously been in the official selection for 2009's LA Shorts fest, Giggleshorts in Toronto and a semi-finalist for the ACTION/CUT 2009 Short Film Competition.
It makes its Asian premiere at Bangkok IndieFest, set for August 6 to 8 at Hof Art Gallery, off Ratchadapisek Road.
The 4-minute short is playing as part of the Area 51 program, on August 7 at 8.45pm and August 8 at 8.30.
Giong and Wing are expected to attend.
Check the Bangkok IndieFest website for the complete lineup and the schedules.
The fest also offers Movie Sidebar space with room for an Open Movie Jam, and invites anyone to bring their short films for screening – within certain limits – no pr0n or commercials allowed.