Private Project


Tormented by her husband’s death, the young widow is struck by chaotic memories and illusions in their apartment and becomes suicidal as she perceives her husband’s ghostly existence.

  • Freddy Tang
  • Freddy Tang
  • Freddy Tang
  • Venus Lu
    Key Cast
    “The Young Widow”
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    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 2, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    2,400 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Freddy Tang

Freddy Tang obtained his bachelor and master’s degree in law with an emphasis on financial and economic subjects in Taiwan. As an attorney at law, he dealt with more than 250 civil and criminal cases over a span of 5 years and was appointed as public legal consultant in city councilor’s office.
After five years of practicing laws, he received a filmmaking scholarship from the Taiwan government and began studying film directing at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in 2015, where he is forming his artistic vision and cinematic skills as he moves towards his goal as an independent filmmaker. His legal background and experience in litigations both contribute to the diverse subjects and unique insights in his storytelling. Ima, the short film he made in his second year at CalArts, has been selected or awarded in festivals around the world. He is currently working on various projects as a writer, director and cinematographer.

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Director Statement

There is no hate without love. The third and only alternative is grief. Don't bother throwing things away because memory needs no media. My voice, texture and smell will turn into your magical realism. Suicide for love is a bad joke I should not have told you. If afterworld does exist, I will definitely come back for you as a ghost. If not, please allow the countless moments we shared to breeze in your dark night and navigate your hopeless drifting. After all, to live however is the most romantic thing you can do for me – that’s what our love is for.