puppet

Logline: Which one is true or hypocritical?

'puppet' is a short story about the real life of most contemporary young women. The heroine in the film is very concerned about her weight, obesity has troubled him for a long time, so that she has to measure her weight regularly every day, and she also has to take weight-loss pills on time. But she still can't get rid of some bad habits in her life. For example, he loves milk tea and cakes the most. Every day, she clears a small area in her messy house, takes a beautiful selfie of herself, and posts it to the website. Netizens' likes expose her inner hypocrisy. In the end, the hypocritical personality and the real personality confront each other.

  • Ruiqi Zeng
    Director
  • Shihao Wu
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Experimental
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 53 seconds
  • Country of Filming:
    China
  • Language:
    Chinese
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Sydney
Director Biography - Ruiqi Zeng

Ruiqi Zeng was born in Nanjing in 1999, who is raised up in China until the age of 16 as she chose to study in the Australian education system. She has shown a great interest in both English and films since her childhood. As for now, Ruiqi started her own adventure in the film industry mainly as a director, writer, and actress based in both China and Australia.
At the very beginning, she tried a lot of categories of films in her undergraduate study at the University of New South Wales, such as documentary, 2D animation, and certainly narrative short films. Tinsmith was the first work she did in the Australian film industry in 2019 which is a documentary recording and rearranging the thoughts of a niche and characteristic local band called Tinsmith. It is a story about Tinsmith but interpreted in her team’s own way with the unique documentary script and moving camera language. In the same year, she also took a trial in narrative cinema with the work called The Red Thread Of Fate which was costar and directed by herself. Though the story is simply set between a couple confronting a hard decision laid in front of them, it can be told from her later experiences that narrative cinema would be the essential direction she eagers to develop in.
As she started the postgraduate study at the University of Sydney, she began to challenge herself with a higher level. Puppet and Future or Now are two representative works she had directed and also costar in between 2020 and 2021. It can be seen that the level of the core in the script and all other aspects were lifted and more mature compared to previous works. Ruiqi is still challenging herself to a higher level in her career and her potential should be approved.

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