The Gift

A man causes his wife‘s death due to his negligence. He's given the ability to make other choices in time travel, but he underestimates the price of this ability.

An accident caused by a man's negligence leads to the death of his wife. At his wife's funeral, his heart is full of unwillingness and regret. He starts to think what if he can rechoose in certain time point to leads to a different path in time. A dark angel responds to his wish and gives him a special gift which allows him to travel back in timeline he has experienced during his whole life journey and have the opportunity to make different choices in order to avoid his wife’s tragedy. But he did not expect that we’re not supposed to mess up time and he soon gets lost in the maze of time, and gradually he realizes that cause and effect are not linear. The very existence of his wife is both the cause and the effect...

  • Rhea Yi Zhang
    Director
  • Rhea Yi Zhang
    Writer
  • Rhea Yi Zhang
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 23, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    Australia
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - USYD
Director - Rhea Yi Zhang