Private Project


A man lives a boring life day after day. He walks the same way to work each day, eats breakfast, lunch and dinner in the same restaurant, listens to the same news broadcast channel; sleeps, wakes up, brushes his teeth, goes out, and goes home at the precise time.

Until one day, he finds a gorgeous rose on the side of the road. The long-lost light appears in his eyes, and he takes the rose home, plants her in the garden, and cares for her. Everyone passing by praises his rose, because of this most beautiful rose in the world, he becomes the darling of the spotlights. He loves his rose more and more, which turns his world into a colorful paradise. Till the earth could no longer nourish his rose, he decides to nourish her with his own blood and flesh. They grow up together into one, and gradually becomes a huge monstrous flower. Finally, this flower cannot support its own weight, and collapses into a shattered ruin. And this ruin is quickly forgotten by the world.

One morning, a little girl passes by and finds a small rose growing out of the ruin. She takes the rose home and plants him in a flowerpot by the window under the sunlight.

  • Rhea Yi Zhang
  • Rhea Yi Zhang
  • Rhea Yi Zhang
  • Rhea Yi Zhang
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Romance, Fantasy, Animation, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 6, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 CNY
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  • Shooting Format:
    iPhone 8Plus
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - USYD
Director - Rhea Yi Zhang