For me, the best characteristic of art is the diversity of subjects that can be expressed through different media. Christopher Nolan and Quentin Tarantino influenced me a lot, I learned so much from their storytelling and lighting skills. For example, I learned from Nolan how to use lighting to express characters’ expressions. For instance, in my short film “The Heart”, I used lighting to express the sadness of the story. I was also deeply attracted by the imagination shown in their films such as Pulp Fiction and Interstellar.
When I became older, I was determined to become a storyteller. Accidentally one day I saw an awarded short film “Selfie” filmed by a young director named Ramchandra. The director used very basic film skills and resources to tell the story, it encouraged me to film my own movie. Consequently, I filmed my short film “The Heart ” in 2014, I wrote the script, created storyboards, scouted locations, cast actors, rented props and locations, directed, filmed, and edited both visual and audio track. With no formal background film, I wanted to express my real emotions by naïve film languages. I was born a person with interests for observing people and things.
When I was little, every time I waited for mom to go shopping at the store, I would seriously observe every stranger who passed by. Every particular gesture and behavior of people seems to tell us people’s stories. For instance, in my two short films “The Heart” and “Short hair, long love” I directed my actors to use small expressions to emphasize the characteristic of each character. Making this two films has opened a door to the film world and confirmed that I will be closely connected to film my entire life.