Couple Portrait

A young woman who lives in Canada travels back to her home country, only to complete a long-time wish to take a special "couple portrait" with her aged Grand father.

  • Hao Cheng
    Director Cinematographer Editor
  • Dva Liu
    Producer Writer
  • Dva Liu
    Key Cast
  • Yuan Liu
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Other
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    500 CNY
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Director Biography

Hao Cheng is a commercial and documentary director who currently lives in Toronto, Canada. His roster of brand name clients include CIBC, Samsung, Brita and Scotties.

Influenced by his family background, Hao gained his interest in and passion for photography in his childhood. After graduating from OCAD University, he started his videography practice and developed his directing skills. His creative cinematography has garnered him invitations to participate in prestigious international productions. Hao Cheng is devoting more time to documentary film directing.

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Director Statement

It has been Dva’s long-time wish to be photographed with her Grandfather, especially after her Grandmother’s death two years ago. It was my honor to be invited on her trip to Shaoguan, and be able to film some footage that turned out to be the last images of them together. I was deeply touched by the connection between Dva and her Grandfather; such bonding isn’t very common among youngsters these days. Dva’s Grandfather had passed away by the time I edited this short film, but I’d rather think part of the meaning behind the film is reminding the younger generation to treasure the time being with their families while they still can.