Icarus

Kai wants to become a pastor, following his father’s footsteps, which causes a misunderstanding between Kai and his closeted boyfriend Jay. On the other hand, Jay is thinking about going abroad for his training in the soccer team. They find themselves struggling with each other’s choice.

  • Alan Chen
    Director
  • Alan Chen
    Writer
  • Shao-han Wen
    Producer
  • Yao-Jung Tsai
    Key Cast
    "Cheng Kai-Xin"
  • Li-Hsin Money
    Key Cast
    "Chen Jie"
  • Sharon Huang
    Key Cast
    "Su Yu-Jie"
  • Chin-Liang Liao
    Key Cast
    "Pastor"
  • Ying-Ju Chen
    Assistant Director
  • Ching-Wen Liao
    Gaffer
  • Yo-Ting Wu
    On-set Sound
  • Shih-Yun Lin
    Production Designer
  • Chih-Yuan Tseng
    Costume Designer
  • Alan Chen
    Editor
  • Yo-Ting Wu
    Sound Designer
  • Alan Chen
    Colorist
  • Yu-Ning Huang
    Music
  • Yang Yang Wang
    Music
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    伊卡洛斯的翅膀
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Romance, Drama, LGBT
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 26, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Taiwan
  • Country of Filming:
    Taiwan
  • Language:
    Mandarin Chinese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 2K, ARRI
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1 Scope
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Taipei National University of the Arts
  • 6th Taiwan International Queer Film Festival
    Taipei City/Kaohsiung City
    Taiwan
    August 21, 2019
  • TNUA Department of Filmmaking 4th Graduation Film Festival
    Taipei City
    Taiwan
    May 28, 2017
    World Premiere
Director Biography - Alan Chen

Alan Chen, born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, studied filmmaking for his bachelor in Taipei National University of the Arts. There, his graduation short film "Icarus" made his debut and was selected at 2019 Taiwan International Queer Film Festival. After, he went to MetFilm School Berlin for further education in film directing.

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Director Statement

We shine each other's life. We long for each other, yet we ignore the sign. Sometimes we fly. Sometimes we fall, like Icarus, whose wings couldn't bear the heat of the sun anymore.