Private Project

The Veterinarian

All the livestock in Liutan Town is suffering from strange diseases. Continuous blood transfusion is required, but the blood supply is cut off. Old JIA is so anxious that he even wants to give his cow life with his blood. Veterinarian Old TIAN believes in science and thinks the idea is absurd. But somehow, TIAN finally carries out a scientific experiment...

  • Qianli SHA
  • Weijia Cao
  • Qianli SHA
  • Weijia CAO
  • Lorraine Xiaohan YANG
  • Jun LU
    Key Cast
    "Old TIAN"
  • Gangshuai Sheng
    Key Cast
    "Hua ZHANG"
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    Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Drama, Crime, Absurdist, Suspense
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 20, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
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Director Biography - Qianli SHA, Weijia Cao

Qianli SHA and Weijia CAO used to be classmates at Fudan University, majoring in Philosophy. After graduating in 2009, SHA started his career in the business world and CAO continued his study at the university as a PHD. In their 30s, they still feel lost and unsettled. However, among many uncertainties in life, the only thing that they can consistently determine is to keep passion for creation and expression. The boundary of freedom exists in films. It’s the closest way for them to approach freedom.

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Director Statement

The story was inspired by the 20-year-old girl in Gansu jumping off the building, and the humming scene of the hundreds of onlookers was chilling. The girl hesitated, and the scene gradually became a tug-of-war between the jumper and the onlookers, as if only the last leap would be able to stand up to the audience. The girl completed the suicide show when the rescuer was about to pull her back. The girl's father was on the scene and he witnessed it all.

Our imagination begins with the girl's father. We hope he can do something, but we understand that actually he can do nothing. It's like a dream, and everything you can do is only to wish or not to wake up.