60 Kilograms

The two cosplayers who met because of the documentary are more or less worried about their body and appearance. Can gorgeous clothes and makeup help them get closer to their ideal selves? Or maybe, to be beautiful, one must pursue it endlessly?

  • Yiruo Martina Zhang
  • Yiruo Martina Zhang
  • Yiruo Martina Zhang
  • Chung Po Shum
  • Yiruo Martina Zhang
    Key Cast
  • Yingtong Hu
    Key Cast
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  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 9, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    600 CNY
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    China, Hong Kong
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Non-Fiction Film Fortnight
    Hong Kong
    October 13, 2023
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Yiruo Martina Zhang

Yiruo Martina Zhang, a native of Kunming, China, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from McGill University, graduating with distinction. Currently pursuing an MFA in Film, Television, and Digital Media at Hong Kong Baptist University, she is a versatile filmmaker based between Kunming and Hong Kong.

As a screenwriter, director, and producer, Martina's creative portfolio encompasses a range of film genres, including shorts, stage dramas, and documentaries. Notable highlights include her documentary short "60 Kilograms," invited to screen at the Non-fiction Film Fortnight in 2023 under the mentorship of director Liang Ying.

Her dynamic leadership shone through when she led the crew of "Writing in Water," a Mandarin play by Stan Lai. She oversaw casting, rehearsals, makeup, and promotional video production while skillfully managing administrative affairs. Facing the unexpected cancellation of the performance due to the Covid pandemic, Martina's ability to adapt and innovate was evident. She organized a multi-camera shoot within two days and took charge of post-production, completing editing and color grading for the 1.5-hour film independently. Her negotiations with the copyright owner transformed the performance into a successful online screening, with over 100 e-tickets sold and high praise from the audience.

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Director Statement

This short is dedicated to anyone who has body anxiety.You are not alone and I hope we can all like ourselves more. "Not for being perfect, but for being courageous."