Origin of species

When the old man died, his son held a state-promoted eco-friendly funeral in order to curry favor with the leaders and villagers and thus become the new village head, but privately held the funeral bigger and bigger for the villagers' votes, and even invited reporters to shoot and interview. The reporter had a conflict with his son over the salary and thought of going to the old man's house at midnight to steal the old man's jewelry. Unexpectedly, he was mistaken by the neighbors for a ghost, and it was spread that his son also thought that it was his own problem that caused the ghost to appear. The reporter found his son to help...

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    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 8, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 CNY
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    Yes - Hebei Institute of Communications
Director Biography

Chang Hong is a director, writer, producer, and media student. Since 2011, he has studied Chinese art for 6 years, 2 years of performance, 1 year of movie, and in 2020, he entered China Hebei University of Media and Communication to study recording. In 2023, he will direct his first solo short film "Origin of Species".

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Director Statement

This is my first short film, telling the story of a rural village in northern China from the perspective of a cinematographer. I grew up in Northeast China. This is a relatively remote part of China, and there are some bureaucratic people.My story was inspired by real-life experiences and eco-friendly funerals in China's 13th Five-Year Plan. Happy viewing.