After the tragic death of a newly arrived Ex-pat, ESL kindergarten teachers Simon and Darin, steal the corpse in order to perform the final rites for the fallen stranger. Their quest for the perfect burial spot becomes a quixotic odyssey along Taiwan's picturesque East Coast Highway, where they encounter welcoming families, violent gangsters, personal demons, and Nikita, their traveling companion. The duty, transport, and dementia fueled by frequent substance abuse, ignites an internalization in all three characters as they define their personal feelings concerning mortality, purpose, burial rites and the concept of legacy.
The Taiwan Oyster
Director(s): Mark Jarrett
Executive Producer(s): Spoonbill Pictures, filmscience
Producer(s): Mark Jarrett, Mitchell Jarrett, Paul Knaus, Evan Fleischer, Anish Savjani
Screenwriter(s): Mark Jarrett, Jordan Heimer, Mitchell Jarrett
Cinematographer: Mike Simpson
Editor(s): Ron Dulin
Production Designer: Mitchell Jarrett
Sound Designer: Lyman Hardy
Music: Dylan Jones
Principal Cast: Billy Harvey, Jeff Palmiotti, Leonora Lim
After graduating from the University of Georgia, Mark Jarrett taught English in Taiwan for 3 years. He has since lived and worked in Austin, Texas as a Writer, Location Manager and Producer, for the past 10 years.
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