In the feverish gold rush of 1857 Australia, Yi Xi, a Chinese miner struggles to uphold her innocence against the thralls of a British colony court threatening to undermine her very existence.


  • Yurou (Selina) Zhang Director A Phone Call to Heaven
  • Matilda Dorman Writer
  • Daniel Chua Producer Crazy Rich Asians, Gap Year
  • Shirong Wu Key Cast “Yi Xi” Neighbours
  • James S. Lau Key Cast “Ah Kun” Glitch (SE3)
  • Tim Clarke Key Cast “Judge Anthony ” The Secret River, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Miss Fisher’s Murder


  • Project Title (Original Language): 当局者迷
  • Film Type: Short, Student
  • Runtime: 11 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date: November 23, 2019
  • Production Budget: 15,000 AUD
  • Country of Origin: Australia
  • Country of Filming: Australia
  • Film Language: Chinese, English
  • Shooting Format: Digital
  • Aspect Ratio: 2:35:1
  • Film Color: Color
  • First-time Filmmaker: No
  • Student Project: Yes

Distribution Information
VCA, The University of Melbourne
Country: Australia
Rights: All Rights