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Breaking Dawn--破曉

Hsinlee, a 27-year-old girl decided to commit suicide after her fiance left her abruptly. While dying, she noticed the Lifeline free service number printed on the charcoal bag. She tried to dial the number with the last threads of hope. After the guidance of a psychological counselor step by step, Hsinlee began to express her sorrow, suppression, and passion through painting and cooking. Not only does her talent illuminate the people, but she realized the truth that beauty and love actually originate inside her.

  • Yanzi Ding
  • Yanzi Ding
    Best Screenplay of Los Angeles Independent Film Festival(Indie Short fest) & California Women's Film Festival
  • Yesand Production
  • Yi-Hsin Ding
    Key Cast
  • Zu-Wen Wu
    Key Cast
    "Hsinlee's sister"
  • Gywnne Hui
    Key Cast
  • Gywnne Hui
    Key Cast
    "Psychological Consultant(V.O.)"
  • Jason Lee
    Key Cast
    "Hsinlee's Fiance(V.O.)"
  • Yanzi Ding
    Music and Sound Designer
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    Drama, Inspirational, Educational, Inspiring, Life
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    10 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 19, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    6,930 USD
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Director Biography - Yanzi Ding

Yanzi Ding is an immigrant writer and actor based in Taiwan and New York. Her stage play has been presented at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), and her script won 11 Best Screenplay at film festivals around the world, including the finalist in the Oscar Academy Awards qualifying festival—Flicker's Rhode Island International Film Festival.

She focuses on creating artworks and collaboration among diverse groups around the world for her vision that all artists can collaborate regardless of borders one day.

Website: yanziding.com

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Director Statement

As a creator, Ms. Ding pitches on immigrants, women, children, and self-awareness topics. She believes artwork as our humans' assets can benefit the world and the next generations.