Private Project

Tears of Gold

Birth, old age, sickness and death, it's a cycle. A woman works as a keener, Jasmine, preparing for her coming wedding and was also at the funeral of someone else's family singing traditional dirge for the dead, but one day after crying and bereavement, not only received congratulations from the sisters, but also received a call from her fiancé's mother, which will break all her future vision.

  • RICHIE CHOOI
    Director
  • WEI JEN TSAI
    Writer
  • RICHIE CHOOI
    Writer
  • WEN RONG HUANG
    Producer
  • WEISYUAN SHAO
    Key Cast
    "MOLLY"
  • ZHI BAO CHEN
    Assistant Director
  • LE HAO CHEAH
    Cinematographer
  • KAH KHENG GOH
    Gaffer
  • AARON WONG
    Lighting Technician
  • XUE KANG YOUNG
    Lighting Technician
  • JUNGJUNG KANG
    Sound
  • VIVIAN CHIN
    Art Director
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 25, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    3,741 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Taiwan
  • Country of Filming:
    Taiwan
  • Language:
    Chinese, Chinese - Min Nan
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Super35, Panasonic Eva1
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Shih Hsin University
Director Biography - RICHIE CHOOI

Richie, a student filmmaker, born in Malaysia. Didn't get into learning about cinema until I got into university, working as a photographer and cinematographer along the way and currently building my body of work as a director.

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Director Statement

I directed this film, Tears of Gold, after a few incident had happened, my university classmate's friend passed away, including Chadwick Boseman had confirmed taken away by cancer, and a scattered memory of me attending to my friend's funeral. What I can't forget during these incidents are, Elizabeth Olsen deleted her Instagram account due the event happened after Chadwick Boseman’s death and because Olsen did not participate in a tribute video for the Boseman right at the moment, and caused many people to flood to her Instagram page and leave harsh comments under her picture. And my friend's funeral I went to is like the most complete gathering ever, the whole class is here. When someone died, people tend to write tribute and telling unfinished promises. So I gather some of my classmates and made this short film together as one of our school assignment. While watching this short film, I wanted the viewer to experience "how we face death"? It is also a journey for me to look for an answer while making this short film.