Looking For?

by CHOU Tung-yen

“Looking for?” one of the most commonly asked questions on all gay dating apps is not easy to answer, at least for Yen, the director, when he saw it for the first time four years ago.
The question then leads him to start a journey in search of answers, by encountering 60 gay men from various cities across the world, exchanging experiences and stories about love, lust, and getting lost in their lives for being a gay in the modern time.
As time goes by, though all the questions remain perplexing, this journey, like all the greatest journeys, opens up a chance for the audience to reconsider: What are we looking for?

AWARDS & FESTIVALS

2017 Golden Horse Awards- Best Documentary nomination
2017 Taipei Film Awards - Best Documentary nomination


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Running Time: 60 mins
Year of Completion: 2016
Color: Color
Director: CHOU Tung-yen

ABOUT DIRECTOR & PRODUCER

CHOU Tung-yen

CHOU Tung-yen holds an MA in Scenography with distinction from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. He is the founder and director of Very Mainstream Studio & Very Theatre. His first documentary feature Voyage in Time (2012) was nominated for Best Documentary at Golden Horse Awards. His latest documentary My Leftover Ladies (2015) was selected for Tartu World Film Festival, Estonia, and competed at Les Ecrans de Chine, France and Golden Harvest Awards, Taiwan.

ABOUT PRODUCER

WU Ting-chieh

WU has been working as a project manager for Very Mainstream Studio & Very Theatre since 2011. She holds a BA in Business Administration from National Chengchi University and is currently pursuing a postgraduate degree in Arts Administration and Management at Taipei National University of the Arts. She also participated in several documentary productions including Voyage in Time (2012), New Minds (2012), and My Leftover Ladies (2015).