Outside (film)

Outside is a short film written and directed by Jenn Kao and starring Courtney Ford.[1] The film won the Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Film award at the 2006 Comic-Con Independent Film Festival and a 2005 DGA Student Directing Award.[2] The film has screened at over 30 film festivals worldwide.



Outside is a science-fiction film set in a post-apocalyptic society where people are isolated in sealed bunkers. In the film, a young woman is forced to confront her fears of the unknown when she makes contact with an Outsider.


Outside was produced at the UCLA School of Theater Film and Television. It was writer/director Jenn Kao's MFA thesis film.[3]


FilmThreat.com critic Doug Brunnel gave Outside 4 stars and called it "utterly captivating...a great film."[4]

Variety critic Tom McClean, part of the jury that named Outside Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Film at the 2006 Comic-Con International Film Festival, said that Outside was "like one of those great high concept sci-fi films of the 1970s"[5]


Shooting format: 35mm film
Running Time: 22 minutes

External links

Official Movie Site http://www.outsidethemovie.com


  1. ^ See credits at http://imdb.com/title/tt0439748/
  2. ^ See list of awards at http://imdb.com/title/tt0439748/awards
  3. ^ Festival 2005, School of Theater, Film and Television / UCLA Spotlight
  4. ^ For text of full review see http://filmthreat.com/index.php?section=reviews&Id=7876
  5. ^ Comments appeared on McClean's Variety weblog: http://weblogs.variety.com/bags_and_boards/2006/07/cciiff_winners.html

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