Private Project

My Mother is a Fairy

The film tells about a young mother who is about to die. In order for her daughter to accept this fact, she made up a lie in the only short time to deceive her daughter Xinxin, saying that she would become a flying goddess, making her daughter think she was just a flying goddess. The goddess is not death, but to accompany her in another way. The young mother who learned that she was terminally ill was fighting hard against the illness. In the last days, she was with her daughter every day, celebrating her daughter’s birthday, and taking her to the park. The young mother suppressed her pain and often Give a smile to your daughter. The young mother planned a magic trick with her husband. The content of the magic was to transform herself into a portrait of a flying goddess. This portrait of the goddess will accompany Xinxin in her life. When the illness gradually swallowed her body in the final stage, her husband invited a magician friend to help the young mother to complete the final performance together.

  • Shan Gui
  • Ma Lixin
  • Shan Gui
  • Shan Gui
  • Ma Lixin
  • Tan Lifang
    Key Cast
  • Chen Jiaqi
    Key Cast
  • Zhang Kun
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 20, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Mandarin Chinese
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - 四川美术学院
Director Biography - Shan Gui, Ma Lixin

Ma Lixin: Age: 25 years old, born in Chongqing, China. Graduated from Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts with a master's degree.
Individual ability:
2016-12 Received National Inspirational Scholarship
2019-9 Work won the Bronze Award in the Contemporary Chinese College Student Art Work Yearbook Competition
2019-11 Received a postgraduate scholarship
2019-12 His works were selected for the 16th Annual Postgraduate Works Exhibition of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts
2020-1 Works selected for the first Chongqing Stage Art Exhibition
2020-7 works won the silver prize of China Creative Design Yearbook Competition
Professional practice project Academic activity project
2017-12 Jiulongpo "City of Humanities" Promo Production
In this project. Mainly responsible for the work of art scenery and props procurement
2017-8 TrippTrapp growth chair advertising project production 2018 "New Film Art Design Talent Training Model Reform" an academic research project
Project data collation and final project preparation,
In this project, he is mainly responsible for model making and fruit purchase
2020-7 The crew of the movie "Man" 2019 The 1st Chinese Film CG Art Design-Summit Forum
China University Film and Television Art Education Alliance-Guo Lai Conference Academic Achievement Released "The Wandering Earth" Conceptual Design Creation Sharing An Academic Lecture
2018-12 Participated in the monograph compilation "CG Art & Entertainment Design" an academic lecture
"Concept Quick Drawings and Brush Application", an academic publication
As the second author of the monograph, he participated in the compilation and publication of the monograph "Redesign of Film Conceptual Design"
Papers are published in academic forums and lectures, and are mainly responsible for the organization, docking and event arrangements of academic conferences.

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Director Statement

The movie "My Mother is a Fairy" is my first short film and also my graduation work. This movie uses a touching and warm story as its creative theme and unfolds a narrative through the unfortunate experience of a family. The film narrative is divided into two time and space, namely the real life of the old woman and her memories. In the technique, I used contrast montage, cross montage, and the corresponding narrative technique of sound and video. The mother’s crying and the daughter’s innocent smile were combined to compare, and the daughter’s happily watching the portrait of the Flying Goddess was intersected with the mother’s sending into the operating room. , In order to achieve the effect of strengthening emotions and establishing contrast. The story is sad, but it is also touching. It is also an attempt to explore the great and selfless love of the mother for her daughter through this work. The story is inspired by my personal life experience, and I am deeply moved by my understanding of maternal love. Therefore, the purpose of creating this movie is to express my understanding of family affection and to explore the selfless and pure maternal love.