What happens to personal relationships in a future where we share our lives with artificially intelligent objects. Could a loveless marriage in China be augmented by a digital AI idol exploded from the screen of a Qing dynasty TV drama? Digital companionship, personalized to individual desires and obsessions is streamed into our homes through dating game platforms and online or offline merchandise. Is the AI chatbot there for love, or for freemium in-app purchases?


  • Jiacheng Cheng: Director
  • Jiacheng Cheng: Writer
  • Liam Young: Producer
  • Briana Liu: Key Cast, “Wife”


  • Project Title (Original Language): 妻子的生活
  • Film Type: Short, Student
  • Runtime: 6 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date: August 31, 2019
  • Production Budget: 5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Country of Filming: United States
  • Film Language: Chinese
  • Shooting Format: Digital
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Film Color: Color
  • First-time Filmmaker: Yes
  • Student Project: Yes