制片人(Producer)：洪榮杰, Hans-Jurg Gerber
制作机构(Production Company)：10mm Films
“Buffering…”, starring Chet Lam (singer/songwriter, Warner Music Hong Kong) and Alex Inderkum (1st runner up, Mr. Gay Switzerland), shot in Hong Kong, Switzerland, and Chicago, and directed by Kit Hung, (“a major new talent in the world of queer experimental cinema” Mix, New York / special jury prize winner, Golden Dragon Film Festival, Gent, Belgium) is a poetic, romantic, yet bittersweet journey about searching for one’s presence in the digital age, where anyone has the capability to share their own stories of love and loneliness within it.
As a reflection on the communication-method/love/emotional status of modern people, “Buffering…” provides an opportunity for the audience to rethink their relationship with technology.
“Buffering…” is a love story between Alex and Ricky. Alex finds a stone that talks to him verbally. The stone is a metaphor for hi-tech communication, connected to another world-the cube where Ricky lives. Ricky’s body and space are pixilated beyond his control. He can only sleep on public transportation with a big pillow, and the ring of Alexís mobile phone always awakens him.
Alex and Ricky come from two completely different worlds. They are connected through the stone, in the same way that people connect randomly on the Internet. “Buffering…” is about the inability of Alex and Ricky being able to touch each other, and the journey of each of them searching for each otherís presence.