From the perspectives of "violence and etiquette", "cool and boring", "Nanjing and Japan", etc., to tell the story of the protagonist as a The story of the protagonist, a Kendonese, his views on kendo and his journey of training.

  • Yujie Ma
  • Zibo Zheng
    Director of Photography
  • Jinyu Lu
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  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 20, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
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    Digital, Canon R5C, Canon Log3
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - The University of Sydney
Director Biography - Yujie Ma

Yujie Ma is an emerging director from China. In 2020, she directed the drama short film JOURNEY OF SWILL, which won the first prize in the "Qingfeng Cup" Short Film Competition in Nanjing. In 2021, she directed the documentary series BEAUTIFUL JIANGSU RHYTHM and YOUNG ARTISTS GENERATION.

Yujie was born in China in 1998. Influenced by her mother, she developed a profound interest in the film industry from a young age. In 2016, she enrolled in Nanjing Forestry University to study Broadcasting and Television, where she began learning video production. Her love for suspenseful narrative films also influenced her creative style, and she actively participated in the filming of narrative films during her student years. Additionally, her experiences acting in various genres provided her with valuable insights and honed her skills in directing actors. After graduation, she worked as a commercial director for a year. However, she discovered that her passion for narrative films far outweighed her interest in commercial films. Consequently, she made the decision to venture abroad and study in Master of Moving Image at the University of Sydney.

Currently, Yujie Ma's video production skills are continuously maturing, and she is gradually transitioning from being a student to a professional filmmaker.

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