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Big Blue Sea

A whimsical tale of a young autistic woman kayaking in Hong Kong water in search of perfect blue water for her clownfish.
The 8 years old autistic Ching is abandoned by her mother to her grandpa living in Hong Kong. On her birthday, grandpa gives Ching a clownfish to distract her fixation on circles and math.

Ching names it Fish. From then on, Fish becomes her only friend. She takes it with her everywhere she goes. Ching makes a vow that she will take Fish home once she learns how to swim.

The now 23 years old Ching works in office. One day she reads from news that an adventurer named Mark is searching for the bluest water called the Big Blue, perfect for clownfish and his search has now reached Hong Kong.

She donates all her saving to his cause in exchange for Mark helping her to release Fish to the Big Blue. but in a fiery typhoon Mark is gone. Out of money, nevertheless she decides to quit her job and tries to find the Big Blue herself.

Despite dangers from nature and men she has encountered, Ching is able to unlock the secret of the Big Blue.

However, a rogue wave hits her, just before her returning her Fish back to home. Her journey and her life now hang in the balance. This is a story of loyalty, adventure and friendship.

  • Maya Wong
  • Kf Yuen
    The Mid Summer Night Adventure of the Kowloon Princess
  • Yuen, Ka Fai
  • Yuen, Colleen
  • Tasha Chong
    Key Cast
  • W.K. LEUNG
    Key Cast
    Key Cast
    "Young Ching"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Underwater, Children, fantasy, hong kong, Asia
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 32 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 11, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    310,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Hong Kong
  • Country of Filming:
    Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Blackmagic cameras
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Hong Kong Film Art International Film Festival 2019
    Hong Kong
    Hong Kong
    July 25, 2019
    Best Actress
  • 10th Annual IndieFEST Film Awards 2019
    La Jolla, CA
    United States
    February 5, 2019
    Award of Excellence
  • 4th Annual Autism Film Festival IV Helsinki 2019
    April 25, 2019
    official selection
  • 10th Macau International Movie Film Festival 2018
    December 20, 2018
    official selection
  • Rome Independent Prisma Awards
    June 11, 2019
    Official Selection
  • 15th Annual The Accolade Global Film Competition 2019

    United States
    February 10, 2019
    Award of Excellence
  • Indie Visions Film Festival
    United States
    February 28, 2019
    Best Narrative Feature Film (International)
  • PUFF Film Hong Kong Festival
    HOng Kong
    Hong Kong
    July 31, 2019
    Official Selection
  • London International Motion Picture Awards
    United Kingdom
    July 30, 2019
    UK Premiere
  • TMFF - The Monthly Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    April 30, 2019
    Best Trailer
  • First-Time Filmmaker Sessions First-Time Filmmaker Sessions
    United Kingdom
    March 24, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Light & Future International Film Festival
    Houston, Texas
    United States
    March 31, 2019
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
Director Biography - Maya Wong, Kf Yuen

Production experience:

Documentaries (TV and Commissioning Works):

• WWF Coastal Watch (18 min) (3-part series) World Wildlife Fund 2015 – Cinematographer, Director

• Finding Iris (54 min) Radio Television Hong Kong 2015 – Cinematographer, Director

• China Village (22min) Radio Television Hong Kong 2014 – Cinematographer, Producer

• Oceans 2 2013/2014 – (5 parts underwater documentary series ) - RTHK

– Cinematographer,Director and Producer

• World Without Wall (22 min) RTHK 2010 – Cinematographer


• The Blue Sea 2019 101 min (filming) Independent film – Director

• The Second Woman情迷 2012 (105 min) Cinematographer Underwater

• 天之嬌女 2011 (英皇) Cinematographer Underwater

• Adventure of the Kolwoon Princess九龍公主夏日歷險記 2013 HKADC 55 min – Director

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Director Statement

Dear Madam/sir,

If you like woman-empowerment adventure films like Tracks and Wild, you will find this resonating.

This film is about the extraordinary journey of an autistic girl. It is a quintessential women's film. All leading actors are women and half the crew are women as well, rarely an Asian project that can pass both the Bechdel test and "Mako Mori test".

It is also a rare underwater drama for Asia. It is a film about the environment and women as well. Our crew consists of
mainly students and fresh graduates.

The film is sponsored by Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

Thank you very much.


Maya Wong, KF Yuen
2019 March 10