Private Project

Speck the Night

Black is not a colour, and milkfish is not a fish.
The cart-pushing old man is simply pushing, not heading in any direction.
The camera-man is simply shooting, capturing images appearing in the eye.
There are no avant-garde aesthetics of Vidov, and nothing is as clear as Riefenstein's intentions.
Since I have a camera with me, I then slowly pick up the scenery of life’s journey
It takes one to bend over and pick a grain of wheat up off the ground.
It takes me to carry a camera around Taiwan and pick up the glamorous light of the night.

  • Hsin-Yao HUNAG
  • Pai-Zhang WANG
    Commissioning Editor
  • Yi-Ju CHEN
    Production Coordinator:
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  • Genres:
    Poetic, Essayistic
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 12 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
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  • Language:
    Chinese, Chinese - Min Nan
  • Shooting Format:
    Full HD
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Distribution Information
  • Public Television Service Taiwan
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Hsin-Yao HUNAG

The director is an adjunct associate professor at the Department of Communication Design, Shih Chien University, and the founder of A Yao Film, Taiwan. He has long been engaged in a wide range of video creation, including documentaries, feature films, advertisements and business briefings.

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Director Statement

Shooting night scenes used to be something out of reach. However, thanks to the technological evolvement of cameras in recent years, the night mode has become more capable. I still remember during one Q&A session of my 2015 film [Cloud Country], I was asked why the film did not include any night scene. I answered “there were too many mosquitoes.” It was a fact but also an excuse. It was the time where shooting night scenes was difficult. Therefore, I placed such a thought in the corner of my heart, patiently waiting for it to come to life.