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Red Velvet

Neglected by her mom and her best friend, an extremely oblivious high school girl borrows the creepy neighbor’s kitchen on her birthday to bake herself a cake. Things go terribly wrong after she is left alone and makes a mess in the kitchen.

  • Chi Wang
  • Chi Wang
  • Benjamin Ziggy Lee
    Clean, Nest
  • Khoi Nguyen
    The Cat In Me, Burying A Body
  • Allysa Sing
    Production Design
    Clean, Nest
  • Xueying Ou
    Sound Design
  • Olivia Wu
  • Megan Tully
    Key Cast
  • Rachel Redleaf
    Key Cast
    Atypical, Kajillionaire
  • Austen Rey
    Key Cast
    "The Neighbor"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    3,600 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Chapman University
  • 6ix Screams International Horror Film Festival
    Toronto, Ontario
    October 25, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Deep Cut Film Festival
    North Bay, Ontario
    April 9, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Underground Indie Film Festival - Horror Cult Sci-Fi Fantasy
    Apopka, FL
    United States
    June 18, 2022
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Chi Wang

Chi is a female filmmaker from Taipei, Taiwan. In 2020, She graduated from Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University with a MFA degree in film production, directing emphasis.
Chi has a distinctive vision in visual storytelling, using symbolic elements to deliver certain nuanced emotions, moods and intangible ideas. She dedicates to telling stories in different genres and focuses on themes such as family relationships, female mentality, and the philosophies of life.
Occasionally, she also enjoys making dark comedies with her peculiar sense of humor as a reflection on her daily observation of certain social phenomena.

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Director Statement

I wrote the story when I first came to United States for my master degree in film production.

My first year in the golden state of California, I was living in a shabby little house in which the sink was always leaking.
I didn’t have a car then and my newly bought bike got stolen in our own tiny front yard on the very first day of school; even if the landlady did promised it’s a very safe neighborhood.
I also got bit by the fleas from the cheap second-hand sofa my roommate bought online, which she never sat on and refused to get rid of knowing the pest situation.

Feeling estranged and miserable in this country I just landed in, and having missed my birthday since I didn’t know anyone well enough yet to celebrate with, a bizarre idea came to me.
What would happen if someone showed up at some random stranger’s door step with a birthday cake, just to seek some company?

Everybody needs some sense of belonging and acceptance, especially when things are not going so well for them.
If they feel abandoned or rejected in some particular crucial phase of their lives, things could go bad and the most absurd circumstances could happen, if they happened to turn to the wrong person at the wrong time.

Red Velvet is for those who from time to time feel neglected by the world around them.
Hope to spark a few laughs and also remind people after watching this, to treat their kids and best friends nicer when they are looking for some acknowledgment --- so they don’t wind up in some serial killer’s house.