Wings

Two lovable yet fairly unimportant people meet on the set of a theatre production of “A Doll’s House”. Yen, a hardworking stagehand with a back problem, is tired to the point of exhaustion and considers returning to school. Chi, an aspiring actress with less than ten lines in the entire play, feels defeated by life and thinks about giving up on her dreams. Guy meets Girl, and the two develop a symbiotic friendship as they work together on various tasks. Between fiction and reality, they find comfort in one another, and soothe each other at a time of sadness, revealing their budding love through the transcendent art form that is the theatre.

  • Chen Yu-Hsuan
    Director
  • Chen Yu-Hsuan
    Writer
  • Kuo Ching-Chia
    Producer
  • Chen Ya-Miao
    Producer
  • Lo Oiman
    Assistant Director
  • Liao Yi-Chun
    Cinematography
  • Tseng Tzu-Ting
    Key Cast
    "Yen"
  • Wu Hsiao-Hsuan
    Key Cast
    "Chi"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    翼幕
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    romance, drama, theatre
  • Runtime:
    27 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Taiwan
  • Country of Filming:
    Taiwan
  • Language:
    Chinese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Shih-Hsin University RTF Graduation Festival
    Taipei
    Taiwan
    June 3, 2017
    Taiwan Premiere
    Best in Show
  • Cross-Strait Hong Kong and Macao College Student Film Festival
    Macao
    China
    December 16, 2017
    China Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Top Shorts Film Festival
    Online
    United States
    January 25, 2018
    North American Premiere
    Best Student Film
  • AltFF Alternative Film Festival
    Toronto, Ontario
    Canada
    March 15, 2018
    Canadian Premiere
    Official Selection - Best Romance Film
  • Woodengate Film Festival
    Baia Mare, Maramures
    Romania
    March 17, 2018
    European Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Bucharest Film Festival
    Bucharest
    Romania
    October 12, 2018
    Official Selection
  • BLOW-UP · International Arthouse FILM FEST
    Chicago
    United States
    November 11, 2018
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Chen Yu-Hsuan

A communications student with experience in various fields including (but not limited to) performing arts, foreign languages and social psychology. As a radio, television and film undergraduate with ambition, He prides himself on cross-disciplinary dialogue and knowledge, and persevere to develop a critical mind that caters to the contemporary needs for filmmaking.

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Director Statement

In the entertainment industry, actors get admiration, accolades, and applause, while the crew’s hard work behind-the-scenes rarely gets the same recognition, whether it be theatre or film productions. This short film takes an interesting perspective and views the world through the eyes of two lowly underdogs, hence the title of the film, “Wings”. It not only refers to the part of a theatre where actors and technicians stand waiting for their cues, it also hints that we are like wings of the same bird, only through working together can we fly.