(Student Narrative)(Grad – Columbia University)
(2017) (United States)
Screening Block B Late Night @ WAMM Fri Feb 23 10PM
The Heartbreak Factory explores the inner-world of Ava, a fiery worker, determined to mend all the broken hearts of the world. One day, Ava finds a pattern in all the hearts –the ultimate heartbreak– and vows to take him down.
Director: Shelly Yo
Born in Seoul, Korea and raised in Southern California, So Young Shelly Yo began filmmaking at the University of California San Diego as well as UCLA and Art Center. Before entering Columbia, Shelly worked in the freelance commercial industry and as an editor for a start-up tech company known as ZEFR for Movieclips (now a part of Fandango). Her short films played at several film festivals and received many accolades including best narrative and festival choice awards.