When people die, they never really leave you. The tears move down Harmony’s face like the wax from the candle burning in the centre of the room. The funeral for her Grandmother, filled with laughter and smiling faces. Lost and unable to cope with the passing of one she loved so dearly, her father teaches her the story of the red candle, and she begins to form a connection with the culture that seemed so far apart. As a Chinese-Canadian, Harmony’s ability to experience her culture was difficult, but through the red candle she learns to connect with her Chinese ancestry and celebrate the life of those who have left us.

Credits

  • Paul Persic Director Mouse Trap, Bancroft, Just Two Dads, Heed
  • Paul Persic Writer Ava Her Memories
  • Kaixin Aethelu Wang Producer One Soul
  • Chandler Qian Key Cast “Yuan Bao”
  • Jesyca Gu Key Cast “Harmony” First Love
  • Lin Zhang Key Cast “Zhu Hao”
  • Winnie Yee Man Leung Key Cast “Grandma”
  • Mark Liang Key Cast “Grandpa”
  • Charlotte Avis Key Cast “Young Harmony”
  • Peter Wade Key Cast “Dr. Wade”
  • Alexander Han Director of Photography Follow my Lead, Skins, Mouse Trap
  • Paul Persic Editor First Love
  • Conor Forrest Production Manager Friday Night Fish
  • Shian Grace Production Manager Days of Solitude
  • Andrew Lai Sound Designer Mountain Men Don’t Cry
  • Jade Araya Production Designer Production Designer
  • Wenny Yu: Production Designer Production Designer

Specifications

  • Project Type: Student
  • Genres: Drama, Comedy
  • Runtime: 30 minutes
  • Completion Date: June 21, 2020
  • Production Budget: 6,600 USD
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Country of Filming: Canada
  • Language: Chinese, English
  • Shooting Format: Blackmagic RAW
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Film Color: Color
  • First-time Filmmaker: No
  • Student Project: Yes

Distribution Information

  • Just Two Filmmakers
    Distributor Country: Canada
    Rights: All Rights, Internet, Video on Demand