a poet on the cruise

A young poet who lives in nowhere was invited by his friends to vacation on a cruise ship. He looked at the moon and wrote that he is a cloud in the moon. He looked at the night sea and realized that God lives in everyone’s heart. he was like a seagull wearing a hard hat, flying in the world of inspiration in his mind, the musician he met when he was a child, wrapped the notes with leaves, and went on a dream trip with him.

  • Vincent Zheng
  • Zencat Dong
  • Shangyun Yue
  • Daixiang Liao
  • Ramponi Eva
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 20, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    7,777 USD
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  • Country of Filming:
    China, Italy, Spain, Switzerland
  • Language:
    Chinese, French
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Director Biography - Vincent Zheng, Zencat Dong

鄭無邊 · Vincent Zheng
1984年 生于中国贵州 哑嘧
Born in Guizhou Province, southwest China, 1984
A village mixed ethnic group of Yi and Han nationalities.
Director. Producer. Cameraman. Writer. Editor

Work and live in Beijing,China

Short “Behind the Red Wall”(2011)24 min;
Short “The Grassland of Soul”(2012)33 min
Documentary “The Real Circus”(2013)82 min
Documentary Short “Dialogue”(2016)10 min;
Documentary Short “Temporary Life”(2020)48 min
Short “The Black Sheep”(2021)34 min
Short “Mountain Ghost”(2022)14 min
Documentary “Reincarnation”(2022)86 min
Short “Green Head” (2023)30 min

Film Festival Awards
19th Festival international Signes de Nuit - Paris - “Jury Award”
26th Capri, Hollywood The International Film Festival -“Capri Spacial Contest Awards 2021”
41st Thomas Edison Film Festival - “Honorable Mention Award"
8th International Festival Signs of the Night - Bangkok - “Main Award”
44th Moscow International Film Festival - "Official Selection"
4th NexGn International Short Film Festival - “Excellence & Appreciation Awards”
3rd Festival internacional Signos de la Noche - Tucumán - “Main Award Special Mention”
1st Reykjavik Independent Film Festival - “Best Drama Short Film”
7th Festival internacional Signes de Nuit - Lisbon - “Best Short Film Nominee”
6th The Indie For You Film Festival - “Best Short Film Nominee”
13th Lahore International Children's Film Festival - “Best Short Film Nominee”
19th Cine Pobre Film Festival - “Best Short Film Nominee”
5th Festival Internacional Signes da Noite - Urbino - “Best Short Film Nominee”
7th Inca Imperial International Film Festival - “Best Short Film Nominee”
7th RapidLion - The South African International Film Festival “Best Documentary Nominee”
24th Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival, Best MV Nominee
Zencat Dong
Born in Beijing China, now lives in Montreux Switzerland.
I grew up in a family that started painting right away after eating and washing dishes.
I started traditional Chinese painting at 5.
In 1984, I did my BA in Beijing Arts and Crafts School, majoring in sculpture.
I stayed at the university after graduating for five years and took charge of the ceramic art room of Shenlu Kiln In 1994. I studied overseas in France funded by French national scholarship.
1990 Solo Exhibition: TaoQu ("Tao" means ceramic in Chinese and "Qu" means fun) 1996 Invited to artists' residence in Barcelona and was part of the invitation exhibition
1999 Sculpture Invitation Exhibition, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
2000 China Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, Qingdao Sculpture Museum 
"Poetry porcelain plate" (blue and white ceramic) selected by Italy International Pottery 
Competition Exhibition
2007 Comprehensive Solo Exhibition: Magnolia blossom. Beijing, China.
2008 Comprehensive Solo Exhibition: The winter had a cold. Shanghai, China.
2009 Blue and White Installation Solo Exhibition: the time travel of a Poetry. Shanghai, Shiyu 
Gallery Chinese Ink Installation Solo Exhibition: Trip to the east. Beijing Qian Liang Hutong
2011 Art Gallery Group Exhibition: south north west and east. Shanghai, Shiyu gallery Ceramic of South West China Selection Show, Chengdu, China.
2014 Installation Group Exhibition in Dali ZERO art space.
2015 China Famel Artists Group Exhibition. Shanghai, Shiyu gallery
2017 Group Exhibition: CAT. Montreux Switzerland.
2018 Solo Exhibition in Swan Stone Castle 
The annual pottery exhibition at the French pottery village of Saint-Contin
Published Books:
2000 The franch lady and her ceramics - Hunan fine art publishing house 2003 The cigarette case - China Youth publishing House
Kiss under the sky of Dali - China Youth publishing House 2005 Kiss under the sky of Dali - China Youth publishing House 2007 A love letter to the God - China Youth publishing House
2014 Life in Dali - China Youth publishing House
2015 Happy is all - China Youth publishing House
Other experience:
1993 Established the first ceramic art center in Beijing
1996 Worked on paper making in Nepal
2000 Opened a ceramic installation shop in HouHai,Beijing. This shop has consider as an Mark of Chinese Morden Art.

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Director Statement

The Chinese poet tried to look back to the past of human beings, look into the civilization of the universe and look forward to the future of the earth. He wrote down the melancholy lines, but regained his happiness when he was sharing his lunch with the birds and being in the nature.
The poet lived in the world like air, with no shape, being a part of everything, a splash of water, a piece of feather, or a crumb of bread.