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Cassandra Anne (Cass), an 18-year-old hopes to attend a Recording Arts school in New York, her mother Susan, however, is terminally ill, and complains about the price of top schools. Cass has to go through her journey of finding out what she really wants for herself all while dealing with terrible heartbreak.

  • Yasong Wang
  • Hailey Russel
  • Yasong Wang
  • Hailey Russell
  • Alexander Elmore
  • Hailey Russell
    Key Cast
  • Isabel Chavez
    Key Cast
  • Dawn Bower
    Key Cast
  • Charlie Gandarias
    Dictor of Photography
  • Phoenix Sol Zito
    First Assistant Camera
  • Augustus Williams
    Production Designer
  • Lance Weidemann
    Music Composer
  • Maddy Santamaria
  • Linran Zhu
    Social Media
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 7, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Colorado Denver
Director Biography - Yasong Wang

Yasong Wang is a senior student at UCDenver. She is from Beijing China, and currently resides in Denver. Three of her recent short films have been selected into and become finalists in international film festivals. She hopes she can use her skills in directing and producing in the professional world of film moving forward.

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Director Statement

Our thesis film titled "Daydreamer" was shot in Denver in October 2020 during the pandemic. This short fiction film tells about a poor girl student called Cass who dreams of luxury life and an expensive college in New York, but finally becomes realistic after her mother dies and other dissatisfactory social experience as well as self-reflection. The film reminds that in reality the abilities and resources of many young people do not match their ambition and goals, and encourages the youth who are trying to do something unrealistic should be realistic and work down-to-earth if they want to realize their dreams. The crew, including the star are mostly film students at College of Arts & Media, University of Colorado Denver (UCD). Beside screening the film at CineFest at UCD, we plan to submit it to some international film festivals.
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