THE BIRTH OF ILHA FORMOSA

【2019 Young Lions Competition Taiwan x The Day Before Bistro】- THE BIRTH OF ILHA FORMOSA

-----AWARDS-----
【2019 Audience Awards】/ Official Selection【2019 Best Shorts Competition】/ Winner
【2020 Cardora Micro-Movie Festival】/ Official Selection

-----DESCRIPTION-----
This is "Ilha Formosa", the cocktail made with white rum as the basic liquor, soy milk as the mixers, sweet potato and red bean as the garnishes, and stones as the decoration.

"Ilha Formosa", which means “beautiful island” in Portuguese, is an ancient name for Taiwan. Taiwan has rich cultural diversity with influences from Han Chinese, immigrants from Southeast Asian countries, and highland Taiwanese Aboriginals. They are all living on this island, growing up and accumulating stories together.

Through the Birth of Ilha Formosa, we attempt to define the "new Taiwan spirit"- a free country with Inclusiveness of multiple values.

-----CREDITS-----
This no-budget film couldn't have been completed without the help of these great people.

Bartender - Willie Chen
Producer - 蔡昆莛(Easy Tsai)、許家振(Jack Hsu)
Script - 蔡昆莛(Easy Tsai)、許家振(Jack Hsu)
Director - 許家振(Jack Hsu)
Camera - 許家振(Jack Hsu)
Gaffer - 許家振(Jack Hsu)
Editing & Post - 許家振(Jack Hsu)
Assistant for All - 林峰助
Aerial Shot - 陳奕叡
Music - Future Perfect / David O’Brien

  • Jack Hsu
    Director
  • Jack Hsu
    Writer
  • Jack Hsu
    Producer
  • Easy Tsai
    Producer
  • Willie Chen
    Key Cast
    "Bartender"
  • Jack Hsu
    Cameramen
  • Eraser Chen
    Cameramen
  • Jack Hsu
    Gaffer
  • Jack Hsu
    Editing & Post Production
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 4, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Taiwan
  • Country of Filming:
    Taiwan
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    DIgital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Jack Hsu

An independent filmmaker based in Taipei City, Taiwan.

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