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Independent Film making

See how a semi-retired CPA realtor decided to make films and how her 7ilms won at 54th Worldfest Houston. She and her college interns shared with you how they made these films under impossible circumstance.

  • Shihyun Wang
  • Shihyun Wang
  • Shihyun Wang
  • Der Bao Chen
  • Chris Wng
    Key Cast
  • Danile Huang
    Key Cast
  • Ceia Zhou
    Key Cast
  • Peter Hawping Hsui
    Key Cast
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    27 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 10, 2021
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Director Biography - Shihyun Wang

In 2015, a semi-retired CPA/realtor started a youtube channel, 5 years later, her two channels had 13 million views. Wishing to prove the original videos are not Tube junks, she sent a few late 2016. 5 years later, she got 960 IMDb awards including 8 Remi Awards from Worldfest Houston.

To overcome funding challenges every Indie filmmakers faced, she wrote, edit and produced most of her 500+ films. To prove training and experience comes in second after talent, she made documentaries, comedy, Sci-Fi, horror, musical, romance and even western. To prove we can still make meaningful films during Covid quarantine, she made films in Taiwan and remotely directed many films in USA in 2020. Her 24 films produced during Covid Pandemic won 14 Accolade Global Competition award , 16 Indiefest Awards, 9 Best Shorts Awards during quarantine between Jan 2020 till May 2021. .While 54th Worldfest Houston awarded her with 4 Silver and 3 Bronze Remi for 7 films produced in 2020 and 2021..

It is hard to walk this path, but "Best Film 2017" from Hell Chess Film Festival proved this is the route to take. Thanks for Mindfield, Pinnacle and Royal Wolf for giving me encouragement and support over the years. And thanks for Bare Bone festival for awarding me best produced documentary in 2020. It takes a lot for festival to award an unknown filmmaker top awards but 25th annual Indie Gathering gave 2 awards while 12th annual Socal Film Awards gave out 3 awards.

Thanks to my talented cast and crew. Thanks to the judges and viewers for liking our efforts. Filmmaking is magical, it took me to places I have never been before.

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Director Statement

Like many independent film makers, I wondered into movie magic with no expectation. I just wanted to do it. I can't tell you how I appreciate every time I got an official selection, a nomination, an award or even a sincere letter of rejection. Last year, during the peak of Pandemic, I got 7 award notification emails from 54th Worldfest Houston. I was thrilled and hope my experience can encourage other filmmakers.

Sadly, I have not shared this with many because no media in Taiwan showed any interest in reporting this story. So we made this video.

Is that bragging? Yes. I'm so proud not only for what I have done, but what my team of college interns and neighbors have done. How we can spend very little but achieve a lot.