The Documentary

On the set of a documentary film, the interviewee was emotionally affected by the questions. The director decided to stop the entire shooting procedure to protect the interviewee. The producer insisted on rolling and collaborated with the interviewee, trying to convince the director that it was okay to continue. Unexpectedly, after a conversation with the director, the interviewee's attitude suddenly changed, which sparked a heated debate between her and the producer. Later, the director also joined in the argument. In the end, the interviewee reveals to the director the secret she has been hiding until the end: she was a hired actress.

  • Dongxu Yan
    Director
  • Dongxu Yan
    Writer
  • Greta Xiang
    Producer
  • Yilia Yuan
    Key Cast
    "the interviewee"
  • Yun Dai
    Key Cast
    "the director"
  • Huanxi Wang
    Key Cast
    "the producer"
  • Chunhao Lin
    DoP
  • Yuri Li
    Production Designer
  • Michiko Miyazawa
    Script Supervisor
  • Justin Huang
    Assistant Camera
  • Na Li
    Assistant Camera
  • Xixuan Yang
    Art Assistant
  • Jacob Zhang
    Art Assistant
  • Dan Qiao
    Sound
  • Dongxu Yan
    Editor
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    纪录片
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 22, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    18,000 CNY
  • Country of Origin:
    China
  • Country of Filming:
    China
  • Language:
    Chinese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    17:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Dongxu Yan

我是一位来自复旦大学新闻学院的在读大四学生。喜爱影像类视听媒介的创作。尝试用作品探讨社会现象/问题。正在试图踏入电影制作的领域中。

I am a senior student at the School of Journalism at Fudan University. Passionate about creative work in the realm of visual and audiovisual media. Trying using my work to explore various societal phenomena and issues. Currently, I am making efforts to venture into the field of filmmaking.

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