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Red, Green & Yellow

As human beings we do seemingly ordinary things repeatedly every day, but what is it like for us humans in another world?

Red, Green & Yellow is a short experimental film that was completed at Queensland University of Technology in 2020. It presents some potential interactions and different perspectives between a man and three kinds of food, including a tomato, a cucumber and a banana, in different parallel worlds through the colours of red, green and yellow. This short experimental film intends to convey a concept of invisible violence through a seemingly unrealistic, illogical, exaggerated, and humorous visual style to tell a story of the human being as an invader in the eyes of the non-human world.

Red, Green & Yellow is Jing Shao’s final project of a unit of Bachelor of Film, TV & New Media in QUT. It was produced and filmed during the lockdown in Brisbane, and it was required to be finished by individual at home. As its title suggests, red, green, and yellow are the main colour palette in this short film, and these three contrasting colours stand for not only the three worlds of tomato, cucumber and banana respectively, but also symbolise the process or states of invisible violence from crushing to exploitation and finally to engulfment.

  • Jing Shao
  • Jing Shao
  • Jing Shao
  • Jiaxing Zhong
    Key Cast
  • Jing Shao
  • Jing Shao
    Sound Design
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
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  • Runtime:
    2 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 9, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    200 AUD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Iphone
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Queensland Universty of Technology
  • First-Time Filmmaker Sessions by Lift-Off Global Network

    March 28, 2022
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Jing Shao

Jing Shao is a Chinese born filmmaker who completed Master of Moving Image in University of Sydney in 2022 and aspires to be a professional Chinese filmmaker involving in the fields of film, TV, and video production.

She has been interested in film since she was in junior high school. Then she started learning Film and TV Production at Beijing Film Academy for two years and directed her first 15-minute narrative film. Then she continued her filmmaking studying in Brisbane and Sydney as she hoped to experience different film production and absorb various filmmaking knowledge in different areas. During her learning about filmmaking in Australia, she has directed and produced an experimental short film, a stop-motion short film, a music video, etc. She also has been actively involved in teamwork, including stage performance art, music video, Advertisement, short films, TV show and documentary. In addition, she has also experienced different roles in those academic practices, like screenwriter, director, DoP, lighting director, editor, production designer and sound designer.

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Director Statement

Jing Shao has discovered her interest in the film form of experimentation when she completed her first short experimental film called Red, Green & Yellow during the lockdown in Brisbane. Simultaneously, she was also thinking about the approaches to create experimental films. Perhaps influenced by a Korean director called Kim Ki-duk and an American director called Wes Anderson, she is passionate about creating experimental films that use strong colours, funny sound design, cold humour, and no-dialogue performances. Therefore, Jing decided to explore her unique style in the field of film production, especially experimental film.