Director and Writer ：《Standing》——one take experimental short film in 2019
Cast｜Zhengjie Huo, Han Wu, Zhishun Chi
Producer｜Houming Peng, Lin Cao
Genre｜Short film, Drama
In an early winter night in the north, a little boy learns of the death of his grandmother at the home of a stranger. The next day, penniless, he comes to the city cemetery for the first time and runs into another other boy who came to sweep his grandma’s grave…
Currently completing a bachelor’s degree at Beijing Film Academy.
Director and Writer ofStanding (2009)—a one-take experimental short film
This is a short film of more than ten minutes. At the beginning of creation, I just wanted to express a kind of emotion which comes from myself—I went to a cemetery in Beijing on a whim during the Tomb Sweeping Day in 2019, I didn’t cry for nearly a decade, but for some reason I cried there. In terms of the script and the story, this is a film without a strong conflict, and the original intention of the film is to express a kind of an emotion. The script roughly has two lines: one is very specific line in which the grandma dies and Xiaoyu goes to the cemetery memorial, the other is the line of Xiaoyu’s life and emotions, from abasement to rekindling of hope. They are intertwined and both focus on the characters. However, the two lines are not completed well. During editing, I still focused on the emotional expression and blurred the story line, hoping that the audience could feel the emotion of the film rather than the story itself.