Eva's Conundrum

Three young detectives are trying to find the murderer of a mannequin. But gradually they find out the murderer is among them, and begin to suspect each other.

  • Changlong Gong
  • Changlong Gong
  • Shunshun Li
  • Changlong Gong
  • Rae Cofsky
    Key Cast
  • Samantha Girard
    Key Cast
  • Joel Ochoa
    Key Cast
  • Alexander Townsend
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 2, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    40,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Changlong Gong

I’m Changlong Gong from Shanghai China, a director trying to carve his name and “Gong-Style”, in an uncharted field in film history. In 2014, I finished my first short film, “Varied Scarf”, without knowing anything about how to shoot a film. It was publicly shown in a venue packed with 800 people, and when the film ended; the audience burst into applause. That was the very moment when I made the decision to become a filmmaker.
As for Gong-style, I love combining complex stories with formalism and experimental shots. In 2020, I wrote and directed my first feature film in Shanghai, “Guide for a Hidden Fate”. Throughout the film are plenty of crazy original techniques without limitations and inspirations from opera, video games, cartoons, mystery fictions, and other forms of art from different cultures. I do not want to be 99% Spielberg ,or any percent anyone else, I’m 100% Gong.

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Director Statement

I love detective stories. But why so serious? A dead person always makes story serious. I also love comedy. So it came to my mind. What about investigating a dead mannequin? The movie is about the meaning of death. What is the true death for a human being? I don't think physical death means the true death. After death, how people remember you matters.
The story is told in a Rashomon way. All the suspects talks about their own experience. Everyone lies in their very subjective stories. When the detective shows up, you will learn the truth.