Ocean Girl Official Music Video

Healing anthem "Ocean Girl" follows singer-songwriter Sad China throughout a day and night. The day is filled with healing, spent skating and dancing in the sun with her friends, and the nighttime triggers dark memories. But you can do it all again.

  • Sunny Chen
    Director
  • Sunny Chen
    Writer
  • Sunny Chen
    Producer
  • Kayla Isomura
    Director of Photography
    The Suitcase Project
  • Madge Yang
    Camera Production Assistant
  • Kayla Isomura
    Key Grip
  • Amanda Sulistio
    Makeup and Hair
    Patterns (short 2018)
  • Matthew Boubille
    Makeup and Hair
  • Sunny Chen
    Editor
  • Kayla Isomura
    Editor
  • Sunny Chen
    Choreographer
  • Mira Lin
    Choreographer
  • Julia White
    Choreographer
  • Vanessa Gu
    Dancers
  • Alexandra Hafferman
    Dancers
  • Mira Lin
    Dancers
  • Cherry Su
    Dancers
  • Julia White
    Dancers
  • Sophia Sengsuriya
    Skatergirls
  • Christine Wong
    Skatergirls
  • Xtine
    Skatergirls
  • Kimberley Wong
    Cantonese Opera Girl
  • Aric Alston
    Party Location
  • Sunny Chen
    Wardrobe/Stylist
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 30, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    850 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • YouTube
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Sunny Chen

Sunny Chen was born in a small city named Nanjing in China. She moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, at the age of six with her family. She began writing at eight years old, and she hasn't stopped since. Sunny released an EP under the alias 'Sad China' in 2016 and the debut music video "Ocean Girl" this summer of 2018. She wrote, directed, and produced the short film, with Kayla Isomura (The Suitcase Project) as director of photography.

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Director Statement

I worked with a cast and crew of 99% women of colour and queer folks. More than 20 Vancouver artists worked on this project together. We filmed at over six locations.