Walk out

Walk Out is the story of Zhang who fights against the phobias of being outside her home.

An inspiring drama about agoraphobia girl Zhang who desires to be outside her home. Zhang forces herself to walk out the door every day. However, she always fails to overcome the fear somehow. One day, Zhang meet a boy named Liu. Through Liu's social media, Zhang learns about a place called Gui Xiao Shi (Ghost Laughing Stone) . It is a place where you can get the whole vision of Beijing City. Zhang is attracted by this place. In order to achieve the purpose of going to Gui Xiao Shi, Zhang invites Liu to lunch at home and asks Liu to take her to Gui Xiao Shi. Liu agrees. However, when Zhang tries to leave her house the next day, she finds she had left her keys behind. Zhang has a panic attack and has to text Liu for help. By the time Liu arrives, Zhang faints. When she wakes up, Liu asks Zhang about her health condition and Zhang explains her symptoms. Liu express his understanding. Zhang makes up her mind to try again. Finally, with Liu's help, Zhang goes out of the apartment and finally arrives at Gui Xiao Shi.

  • Fanyu Xia
  • Jialan Wang
  • JIalan Wang
  • Fanyu Xia
  • Le Yang
    Sound Designer
  • Le Yang
    Production Designer
  • Shihao Wu
  • Shihao Wu
  • Tongjun Guo
    Key Cast
  • Wayen Wang
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 24, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,650 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Mandarin Chinese
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University o Sydney
Director Biography - Fanyu Xia

Fanyu Xia is a Sydney-based film director and editor with experience in films, short videos and advertisements. He has a passion for writing creative stories that provoke thought and interest.

Fanyu works in Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects.

In 2019, Fanyu Xia earned a bachelor’s degree of Screen and Sound Production from UNSW. Currently, Fanyu Xia is finishing his master program in University of Sydney.

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Director Statement

《Walk Out》 is going to be a comedy-drama film. We want to convey to the audience a positive attitude towards life and invite the audience to observe how the protagonist overcome the fear. I would like to set this film in a cozy and warm apartment area - with lighting and tone primarily inspired by Jack Tew “Me & You” short film. This area is equipped with furnitures (e.g. mirror, sofa and dinner table) and electrical appliances (e.g. television, robot vacuum cleaner and fan), and it will look as if Zhang has lived there for years. Walk Out will be warm in tone in most of the time. We will use warm lighting for the home scene, telling the audience that the protagonist's home is safe. The tone will switch to cold tone at some points such as the scene when Zhang walks out the door and loses her key. Apartment from ordinary shots like pan shot or static shot, we will use handheld shot to create a sense of nervousness when Zhang walks out the door; when Zhang is laying on the bed, we will put the camera on the top ceiling of Zhang's room, so we can observe how she reacts to Liu's message and interact with other stuff in the room. Elegant, brave, and positive are words that can describe the presence of Zhang. Therefore, we will choose colorful costumes for Zhang to enhance her personalities.