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WITNESS

The story is talking about a young woman who has suffered from PTSD since being molested by a teacher in high school. When she tried to kill herself by jumping off a building, a firefighter, who saved her life, lost his life during the rescue mission. Since then, the young woman creates a second personality as the fireman to protect her major personality. Finally, through a series of strange dreams, she finds herself back in a dreamland but unable to wake up.This story is based on a news. At 7:15 pm on June 20, 2018, a girl in the Gansu Province of China, jumped from a building to commit suicide due to her PTSD caused by being molested by a teacher. During the event, a few people gathered to watch and even started a broadcast.

  • KEXIAN LI
    Director
  • KEXIAN LI
    Writer
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 29, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    China
  • Country of Filming:
    China
  • Language:
    Chinese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - KEXIAN LI

Kexian Li (Lee), graduated with a double major in BFA Broadcasting and TV Broadcast Edition from Communication University of China. Currently studying in New York Film Academy Producing MFA program. Intending further education, he got the offer from Chapman University’s MFA Producing Program. Kexian Li speaks Chinese and English (IELTS 7.0) and some Korean.

He has worked in the TV show Wind Comes Back as the 2nd AD and the documentary On Air (USC-CUC MFA cooperating program) as the AD. He also contributes his creative work to some Chinese shorts and the Chinese documentary Mountains and Seas. He finished his first independent short feature WITNESS as the director and producer on 2019 and won 5 awards from international film festivals including New York Film Award Best Picture, Best Independent Short Film and Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Best First Time Director. Also, he was a stage actor when he was in school. And he was a news reporter in CGTN America and CCTV during the last 10 years.

Lee spends 5 years as a backpacker in 30 different countries. He studies classical music for over 13 years. His own IP developing studio for the full media platform advertising mirrors the successful Blumhouse Production’s business model. These experiences Lee brings to each production that he developed.

Lee originally from China and currently resides in Los Angeles period.

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