Nothing, Except Everything.
12:52 | United States | 2022
A graduating high schooler navigates a world of seemingly inevitable chaos by finding order in the number 7.
18-year-old writer/director attending Harvard known for achieving national success with Mute (2022) and Eve (2021). Mute was officially selected into the prestigious Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival, while Eve premiered at the Oscar-qualifying LA Shorts International Festival.
Wesley’s next film stars David Mazouz (FOX’s Gotham) and Lily Chee (Netflix's Daredevil), and is produced by the Oscar-shortlisted Scott Aharoni, whose films have premiered and won awards at Sundance, Tribeca, and SXSW.
Wesley is also a co-founder of SCRIPTOPIC, which has edited and marketed over 200 films for directors seeking promotion, such as Oscar-nominated Doug Roland and Alma Har'el.
In chess, he is an 11-time National Champion and 6-time All-American.
Made throughout my last year at high school, this story is by far the most personal I've ever told.
It seems like now more than ever our generation is caught in a whirlwind of chaos and uncertainty, fighting to stay above ground in a never-ending rollercoaster of adventures and memories.
Fleeting moments of transcendence drift away as fragments of a collective nothingness, leaving each of us searching for some consistent disguise of order buried deep within our shared human experience.
With this film, I set out to as authentically and maximally as possible capture that feeling of nothing making sense, and yet everything somehow feeling so damn right.
I would just like to add that we are currently in development of a feature adaptation of this short with Scott Aharoni’s newly founded production company, which is in pre-production and development of several other exciting projects as well.
It would be an honor to have nothing, except everything premiere at the 2023 JTIFF.
Mustafa Kaymak, Tiger Ji, Sinan Eczacibasi
David Mazouz, Lily Chee