REVIVAL is a film that explores the emotional inner-struggle of a young female identity through dance. It is a journey of breaking free and reconnecting to one's self, regaining the courage to move on with daily life. We follow the character as she experiences an emotional breakdown as she gets lost in the mental darkness. She tries to escape from her own prison of the mind so she dances to let go and free herself and find inner-peace again. 

Selected by Krenshaw Film Festival 2019, New York.
Selected by Little Island Film Festival 2019, Greece.

Directed and written by Leafy Yeh & Mishka Sibert
Performed by Olivia Helgeston
Shot and edited by Leafy Yeh & Mishka Sibert
Motion Graphic Design by Josiah Mackey
Sound Design by Kyan Ali



Official Selection of 2017 New York Short Film Festival

Taking place in Manhattan, a narrative film about a Japanese college girl Yuri works as a hostess. By walking through the character’s life experience, the film reveals the rules, the complicated relationships, the culture, and the struggles in this underground sex industry. Water Girls indicates the young women who have no direction in their life, they choose to follow the stream like water. As more and more young Japanese women devote their youth doing hostess jobs, this film aims to raise an awareness of young women losing themselves in this industry through two hostess girls’ experience.


Written and Directed by Leafy Yeh



Full film (Rough Cut) 18:09

Deleted Scene

Theater Stage Performance Rehearsal Trailer



Preview for Hostess in Manhattan