A driven and conscientious girl at China’s premier dance school gets the lead position in a prestigious performance but struggles to accept it after she learns that her mother has bribed the teacher to buy her the part.


  • Jiawei Cheng Director
  • Jiawei Cheng Writer
  • Dhruv Kanungo Writer
  • Danwen Lei Producer
  • Fernando Barajas Producer
  • Michelle Chung Key Cast “Yiyi ”
  • Leann Lei Key Cast “Mom”


  • Film Type: Short, Student, Television
  • Genres: Drama, woman, dance
  • Runtime: 14 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date: October 4, 2019
  • Production Budget: 68,000 USD
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Country of Filming: United States
  • Film Language: Chinese
  • Shooting Format: Digital
  • Aspect Ratio: 3:2
  • Film Color: Color
  • Student Project: Yes

Screenings / Awards

    United States
    November 16, 2019
    World Premiere
    Thesis Selection

Distribution Information

  • American Film Institute
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights