DILLON M. BANDA

Ghosts is the first in a series of short films for SoundChips that will explore the importance of music in the lives of everyday people. In it, we follow Van Ngoc Dang as she reflects on the end of her most formative long term relationship. Her memories are framed through the lyrics of 5 songs that were especially meaningful to her during the breakup. 

The film was shot in Da Lat, a hauntingly beautiful town located in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, and the last place that Van (who is Vietnamese – Canadian) and her former partner visited together as a couple. Visit soundchips.co/how-we-live-now-ghosts/ to read the full feature which includes an interview with Van, and check out directorsnotes.com for an interview with me on the making of the film.

Directed by Dillon M. Banda
Cinematography by Dillon M. Banda
Edited by Sean Cunningham 
Words and Narration by Van Ngoc Dang
Score by Rhian Sheehan
Produced by Lekker + SoundChips