Two sisters, Willow and Asia navigate their way through the ruins of a post-apocalyptic world where hate thrives and people are hunted as part of an ethnic cleanse. Their future of safety relies on their ability to reach Hope, a base that gives stranded families a chance at living a new life.

  • Trinity Wong
  • Trinity Wong
  • Jennifer Fan Jiang
  • Ruisi Liu
  • Shian Grace
    Key Cast
  • Evelyn Chen
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Adventure, Post-Apocalyptic, Narrative, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 19, 2023
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Toronto Metropolitan University
  • Image Arts Film Festival
    April 29, 2023
    Winter Garden Theatre
    Norman Jewison Filmmaker Award

  • William F. White International Equipment Award
Director Biography - Trinity Wong

Trinity Wong is a proud Chinese-Filipino Canadian filmmaker who strives to share impactful stories that not only pulls at your heart strings or awakens a sense of nostalgia, but she also brings attention to and raises awareness around important topics that are often dismissed in society. A woman of many talents, Trinity is not only a writer and director, but she plays an active role in the art department and has a passion for makeup artistry/SFX.

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Director Statement

Hope is a film about surviving in a world that doesn't accept you, human resilience, and the unconditional love between two sisters.

Behind the story:
During the Covid-19 pandemic, hate crimes against the asian and pacific islander community increased by over 900%. The news and countless stories about the justice system and their passiveness when addressing these crimes are disturbing, and goes to show how the voices of BIPOC individuals are still continuously being suppressed.

Hope is a story created based on how I envision the state of the world and the inevitable end of society if we continue this path of hate and discrimination against one another. This fictional society is not too far-gone from the world we currently live in, and this film serves as a chilling vision of what the future may look like for humanity - a future of suffering, a future where our children have to live in fear.

Behind the characters:
As the eldest child in my family, I had a lot of responsibilities from a very young age and I had to grow up faster than most. Being able to actively participate in raising my siblings plays a big role in the person I am today. Through the dialogue, the sense of care and concern through Willow, her strength to push through any obstacle despite not always knowing what to do, and her unconditional love for Asia, is a direct reflection of my connection with my younger sister.