Private Project

The Black Box

A famous anchorlady named Liu Qing-yi wakes up with a startle in the darkness to find herself imprisoned in an abandoned house. In order to survive, she has to seek help from one of her colleagues named Liao Tian-ling, who has always born her ill will. So they participate in a real escape game called “The Black Box”. When the mysteries are solved one by one, Tian-ling realizes that the incident of a model named Tina prostituting herself five years ago might be a lie told by Liu Qing-yi to acquit a rich person! And it turns out that Tina didn’t commit suicide, but could be killed by another colleague of theirs named Guo Zhen-rong.
Is Tian-ling helping Qing-yi get out of the game? Or is she used by some criminal to push Liu Qing-yi into a bottomless abyss?

  • Qiu Hao-zhou
  • Tu Fang-xiang
  • Su Rui-huang
  • Zhu Zhi-ying
    Key Cast
  • Zhang Shu-wei
    Key Cast
  • Lan Wei-hua
    Key Cast
  • He Pei-pei
    Key Cast
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    Feature, Television
  • Genres:
    Crime, Drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 2, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
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    Chinese, English
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Director Biography - Qiu Hao-zhou

He graduated from Department of Radio, Television and Film of Shih Hsin University. In the early stage of his career, he made many commercial films and music videos. In 2009, he directed Rockers Never Die from an original story for Public Television Service’s “Life Story” series, which transformed him into a drama director. He incorporates diverse and creative visual and editing styles into the production of dramas. Recently, he has been researching and creating genre films with his own unique way.

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Director Statement

This film compares news coverage with the black box that records everything faithfully on an airplane. From a mysterious real escape game, a story is told in 90 minutes to help the audience understand the importance of news coverage, past or present. Any news archives created by the media influence the lives of the people involved in the incidents and even become criminal tools themselves.