Private Project

Fat Swan

A chubby girl who dreams to become a ballerina, despite all the opposition and the negative stereotype associated with her un-perfect body shape.

  • Wanyi Zhao
  • Wanyi Zhao
  • Li Chen
  • Chloe Voigt
    Key Cast
    "Mia Hudson"
  • Laura Stisser
    Key Cast
    "Alisa Hudson"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 15, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Syracuse University
Director Biography - Wanyi Zhao

Wanyi Zhao (Born October 16th, 1998) is a female filmmaker and writer. Born in Hangzhou, China.

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Director Statement

"Fat Swan" is a dance drama narrative film based on the topic of female body shape. This kind of film is needed because the over-high demanding requirements on female’s figure and appearance, and this situation has caused people can’t stop thinking about one or more perceived defects or flaws in their appearance. This film is going to encourage people to have a positive body image.