I'm Not OK

Yura works as a wine saleswoman in bars. She seems to live a glamorous life, but in fact, Her mother's strict parenting has left her a heavy mental burden. After achieving independence, she finds herself lost and overwhelmed. Mom has become an existence she wants to escape but cannot erase.

  • Wanting Zhou
  • Wanting Zhou
  • Xin Yu
  • Wanning Yan
  • Kat Glaser
    Key Cast
  • Hope Purcell
    Key Cast
  • Emberlynn Wood
    Key Cast
    "Little Yura"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Narrative, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 2, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Wanting Zhou

Wanting "Jazy" Zhou is a feminist filmmaker. She is a screenwriter, director, editor, and casting director. She has shot three short films and one music video in recent years including "I'm not OK". As an alumni of SCAD, she is pursuing her career based in Los Angeles now and she is also a member of Women in Media.

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Director Statement

I love creating the story about women, how we feel, how we think, how we live, and what we should fight for. As a writer and director, I have shot three short films focusing on women, "I'm not OK" is my second one. During the process of making films, I realized that I could have more strength to be a deep learner about feminism and I could make an effort to make something to raise social awareness of women's power. In this changing era, I should keep my mission, fighting for women's power in my entire life.