Experiencing Interruptions?

Sins

Tagline: What is your Sin?
Logline: Microcelebrity Danny is stalked by a rabid fan while out and about. The stalker even confesses his love for her in public, and when Danny rejectes the stalker, the stalker had even crazier ideas.

  • Qiwen Zhang
    Director
  • Zixuan Jiang
    Director
  • Qiwen Zhang
    Writer
  • Zixuan Jiang
    Director of Photography
  • Jieyuan Hou
    Producer
  • Annabel McConnachie
    Key Cast
    "Danny"
  • Steve Lu
    Key Cast
    "the stalker"
  • Xue Ao
    Editor
  • Zixuan Jiang
    Editor
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 8, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Australia
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - The University of Sydney
Director Biography - Qiwen Zhang, Zixuan Jiang

Zixuan is currently a student in the University of Sydney, doing master of moving image. At the undergraduate level, she has interned at provincial TV stations and some self-publishing companies in China, making several short films, mostly documentaries.
During her graduate studies, she worked on different student production teams and her interested position are sound designer and music composition. She have great passion in scriptwriting.

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Director Statement

The Internet has opened up many new opportunities for the microcelebrity economy. For example, live streaming allows followers to communicate with microcelebrities, giving them a chance to talk to them. Taking advantage of this, businesses have begun to seek out famous internet celebrities and have them promote their goods during videos or live streams to achieve advertising results. In China, users with millions of followers often promote products through streaming media and they get a commission from the sale of the products, which has become another opportunity for e-commerce.

On the other hand, fans communities have gradually developed a unique system of their own, in which there are some fanatical followers and their perverse ways of following the microcelebrities are unsettling.

Referring to the definition of the Seven Deadly Sins, we linked the culture of fans communities to the most common "sins" that everyone may have committed, which was the original inspiration and the main content of Sins. We wanted to urge the audience to pay more attention to what celebrities and fans are doing through this short film.