Darker Than Black

  • Chen Keyu
  • Chen Keyu
  • Fang Xinxin
  • Diao Qihang
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 10, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    100,000 CNY
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital,ARRI Alexa Mini
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Communication University Of ZheJiang
Director Biography - Chen Keyu

陈科宇,出生于2002年,一个热爱电影的播音主持艺术专业学生,想把脑海中的想法变成现实,想让一段段故事变得鲜活 ,用每秒二十四帧的速度讲述。相信语言的力量搭配动人的影像才能最好的表达我对这个世界的态度。有想法,能落地,敢执行。我会在热爱影像的路上,一直走下去。
A video enthusiast, I want to turn the ideas in my mind into reality. I want to record all kinds of beautiful scenery with my camera, and I want to make the stories come alive with the speed of 24 frames per second.I believe that only with the power of language and moving images can I best express my attitude towards the world.Have an idea, can land, dare to execute. I will love the image of the road, always go on.

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Director Statement

I find being disabled really scary, especially being blind. There is more than one lock on the body of a blind person, some locked by others, and some locked by themselves. During the creative stage, I have visited several blind people, including massage therapists and announcers, but there is always a feeling haunting me, that is, they live the way society wants them to live, as if there is no resistance. That's why I want to tell a story like this. I was trying to come up with a character who went from being able-bodied to being completely blind, to take it in, to see his life, his predicament. He has the same experience as normal people, he knows the blue sky, the green grass, and he knows that he dances in the mirror is the dream look. But when all this is taken away bit by bit by hereditary macular disease, he can only do ridiculous resistance. In the stage of production, I want to make the film present multiple possibilities, want it to reflect as many phenomena as possible, so that people who have seen it can more or less find their own shadow from it, and then think: What will I do?