AWI Short Film Competition

Esther & Sai Trailer

The night before their first day of nursing school in 1976, two female immigrants to Vancouver face unbearable homesickness.

This trailer will be replaced by the full version of the film in the spring of 2022.

Content heads up: racism

Director: Rosie Choo Pidcock

Rosie is an actor and filmmaker based on Unceded Coast Salish Territories. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia, and a Diploma in Acting from Vancouver Film School. She produced, directed and starred in the webseries ‘Thank You For Ghosting’ and the short film ‘Chime Me Again’. Her stage credits include Spectral Theatre’s ‘counterFACTUAL’ at the Vancouver Fringe Festival, and ‘Attachments’ at Rumble Theatre’s Tremors Festival. Her television credits include The CW’s Batwoman and SyFy’s Resident Alien. Rosie is of Chinese, Scottish and British ancestry and has lived in Beijing where she became fluent in Mandarin. Her dream is to shoot and star in a feature film in her ancestral homeland of Fujian Province in Southern China. Rosie is thrilled to be part of Voices With Impact 2021 with her short film Esther & Sai, a tender portrait of two immigrant women who meet at a Canadian nursing school in 1976. Esther & Sai is based on the real life story and mental health struggles of Rosie’s Mother Sai and Sai’s best friend Esther.