Chinese Angel

After losing his job and place to live in deteriorating economic environment, Spencer Thompson (Arek Zasowski), a depression suffering financial consultant from London, embarks on a journey to Cyprus with a plan to end his life. On the island, he meets a young girl Angela (Cynthia Dou), who introduces herself as "Chinese Angel". Life changing miracle happens in four normal days.

  • Sha Peng
    Director
    You Can Heal Your Life
  • Arek Zasowski
    Director
    Alone Apart, Let Go: Letting Go, Call Me, Let Go: The Prelude
  • Sha Peng
    Writer
    You Can Heal Your Life
  • Arek Zasowski
    Producer
    Alone Apart, Let Go: Letting Go, Call Me, Let Go: The Prelude
  • Arek Zasowski
    Key Cast
    “Spencer Thompson”
    Alone Apart, Let Go: Letting Go, Call Me, Let Go: The Prelude, The Cure, It's Five O'Clock Somewhere, You Can Heal Your Life, April Fools Day
  • Cynthia Dou
    Key Cast
    “Angela, Chinese Angel”
  • Elisa Li
    Key Cast
    “Emily”
  • Auguste Li
    Key Cast
    “Charlie”
  • Valerie Dent
    Key Cast
    “Doctor”
    The Second Attention, File 25, Gaza-London, Keep Calm and Carry On
  • Viola Zasowska
    Key Cast
    “Sandra”
    Let Go: Letting Go, Call Me, Let Go: The Prelude
  • Sha Peng
    Key Cast
    “Mother”
  • Megan Coker
    Key Cast
    “Chelsea”
  • Bing Dou
    Key Cast
    “Father”
  • Pambos Charalamboos
    Key Cast
    “Waiter”
  • Sumit Sharma
    Key Cast
    “MC”
    Call Me, Behind the Black Mirror, El Adios
  • Daniela Tanner
    Key Cast
    “Chelsea (Photo)”
    Let Go: Letting Go, Let Go: The Prelude
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    33 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada, Cyprus, United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Out of Africa International Film Festival
    Nairobi City
    Kenya
    November 24, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    September 1, 2020
    Short Film Best Actor - Silver Award - Arek Zasowski
  • Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    September 1, 2020
    Short Film: Best Drama - Gold Award
  • Couch Film Festival
    Toronto, Ontario
    Canada
    June 24, 2020
    Best Drama (30:01 - 60:00)
  • Royal Wolf Film Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    June 14, 2020
    Best Actor - Silver Award - Arek Zasowski
  • Royal Wolf Film Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    June 14, 2020
    Best Director - Sha Peng & Arek Zasowski
  • Royal Wolf Film Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    June 14, 2020
    Best Foreign Short - Gold Award
  • Madras Independent Film Festival
    Chennai
    India
    June 7, 2020
    Finalist
  • Indie Short Fest
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    May 29, 2020
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Sha Peng, Arek Zasowski

Sha Peng, Director, Producer, Writer and Actress, began her film directing career in Los Angeles CA, in 2016, when for the first time, she directed her first short drama “You Can Heal Your Life”.

The film was filmed at the Universal Studios Hollywood back lot and was produced at the New York Film Academy (NYFA), Los Angeles, where it was screened on the big screen during final NYFA screening ceremony.

At the film academy, Sha met an actor Arek Zasowski, whom she casted for a Co-Star role, Ben, a song recording manager who was trying to overcome his weaknesses from his troubled past, in her first production "You Can Heal Your Life".

Around seven months later, in March 2017, Sha met Arek Zasowski again, this time on a sunny island of Cyprus, to film her second drama “Chinese Angel” which has just been completed.

Sha is an experienced stage art director. She has directed many stage shows during the past 10 years.

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Director Statement

I am proud to present our heart-warming drama "Chinese Angel".

In light of the current COVID-19 world health crisis the film gains even more meaning as it offers some relief and hope that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel even if we may not see it yet.

It is a story about difficulties and suffering that we may endure on some point in our day-to-day life and unexpected relief. A story that depicts suffering from depression financial professional, who in deteriorating economic environment, lost his job and place to live and also his will to live. He travels to Cyprus and meets young girl who may change his perspective.

It was filmed across three continents and three countries: Cyprus, England and Canada.