Private Project


Under the impact of the passing on anti-abortion "Heartbeat Bill", the struggling conflict between a pregnant 18-year-old and her devoted Christian mom begins to rise and their distinct believes gradually lead them apart.

  • Chi Wang
    Red Velvet (2018)
  • Qianying He
    Stars In The Dark (2017)
  • Zhishen Bi
    One Pill (2019)
  • Qianying He
    Drive Me To Hollywood (2019)
  • Sarah Brine
    Key Cast
    Choke (2020)
  • Anne Scottlin
    Key Cast
    To Catch A Killer (2019)
  • Amee Franczyk
    Key Cast
  • Bocong "Linbo" Lin
    Director of Cinematographer
    The Mother (2019)
  • Qianying He
    Stars in the Dark (2017)
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
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  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 6, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Chi Wang

Chi is an Asian female filmmaker from Taipei, Taiwan. In 2017, she moved to California to pursue her master's degree in Film Production, Directing at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.
Coming from a graphic design background, Chi has a distinctive vision in visual storytelling and using symbolic elements to deliver a certain mood and emotions. She believes the most powerful aspect of filmmaking is to communicate intangible ideas with the audience through visual and aural design other than words.

Chi has worked in commercial and independent productions prior to her move to the United States. She made her directing/writing debut on the dark comedy short, Red Velvet (2018), during her study at Dodge College, Chapman University.

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Director Statement

Women around the world are trapped, in the age-old model of femalehood – to be gentle, soft, and obedient. We are born to give, to care, and to bear lives selflessly – even when we’re not ready yet.

As a woman, we are granted the ability to bear children. It is a privilege, yet also a burden. People might judge that it is a sin or an irresponsible act to perform an abortion. Nevertheless, in my opinion, it is courageous to acknowledge the doubt and fear one has. No female should ever feel pressured nor obligated when they are not mentally or physically prepared for what’s coming.

Through the film, I hope to deliver a message to the countless lost teenage girls and young women out there, who find themselves in the same dilemma, or those who ever felt deprived of their physical autonomy, that they are not alone. No matter what decisions they make, there’d always be someone that has their backs – even this person might have a very different opinion on the subject matter.

However conflicting one’s religious believes and the other’s right to her own body might be, the two both need a bit more understanding from their loved ones. Respect and support may possibly be the only best remedy to such a deep rift.