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Catch of the Day

People will always come with a loneliness, always in another form to cover up their emotions, especially while we are in the overseas. When we meet the differences in culture, language and living habits, that gives people a sense of incompatibility. It takes a long time to relocate yourself and adapt into others. I want to tell the audience a sad story in the form of an interesting fairy tale. It is a fairy tale, it reminds us of the story book we read when we were young. The illustrations inside were interesting and lovely. Therefore, the animation of illustration style is added in the film. As the story is told, we see many interesting and tender moments. Through this story, I hope the audience can connect with their own lives and experiences. In the film, the old Chinese chef lives alone in the remote land of New Zealand. Besides cooking. One day the stubborn lonely Chinese old man goes fishing, while he fishes for hours and could not catch anything. Finally he catches a fish, he is so exciting that he gives the fish a kiss. With a huge surprise, this fish turns into a Maori merman. Since the merman enters into the old man’s life, it has been a huge change. They have been together doing a lot of fun stuffs and their friendship has been improved, until one day, an incident happens…

  • Winchey Zheng
  • Winchey Zheng
  • Winchey Zheng
  • Robert Wong
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  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Catch of the day 美男鱼
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    12 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 12, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    120,000 CNY
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    New Zealand
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Director Biography - Winchey Zheng

Director and producer, has lived in New Zealand for 15 years, graduated from the department of Art & Design, Auckland university of technology, and engaged in TVC, TV dramas and film production in New Zealand. In 2015, I moved and worked for a film and television company in Shanghai as a producer, mainly making TV commercial. In 2018, in order to pursue my passion for films, I came to Beijing film academy for further study in the department of director. After my graduation until now, I am willing to enter the further creative world of film making.

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Director Statement

It is a terrible thing to be alone, but it's reflective to see yourself.