Written and Directed by Alexander Yan
Analee Scott & Michael Desjardin
USA/14 min
‘i am 23 and want to die.’
‘i can travel anywhere.’
After posting this request on an internet message board, a depressed young woman finds her mercy killer in the form of an engimatic teenage boy from Elko, Nevada. Chronicling the bizarre rituals that lead to the ultimate homicide, “Elko” presents a voyeuristic glimpse into the emotional disconnect and casual cruelty of the internet generation.
Alexander Yan is a filmmaker who believes it is better to be interesting than well liked. He holds a BFA from Emerson College and is the 2011 recipient of the Boston Underground’s “Most Effectively Effectively Offensive” award.
He resides and sometimes lives in Los Angeles.
Select Filmography
2011 - elko (short film)
2011 - things we said today (short film cycle)
2011 - of the fog (short film)
2010 - a safe distance away (short film)

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