After auditioning and receiving a job offer from a prestigious Chicago based orchestra, Yang Yang struggles to find support from her family, because of their views on women and their conservative values. They end up pushing her across the ocean, as she decides to pursue her dreams of becoming a professional cellist, far away from her home in China. Now, decades later, after a very accomplished career, Yang Yang will have to face a similar decision, when her longtime partner falls ill and her health condition worsens, making her reconsider what she fought so hard to get.

Credits

  • Xiwen Miao: Director, Me & Myself, Scars
  • Xiwen Miao: Writer, Me & Myself, Scars
  • Francesco Raffo: Producer, Me & Myself, Scars
  • Yida Zhao: Director of Photography, Me & Myself, Scars
  • Trina Mulligan: Director of Photography, Boysugar, Rey
  • Francesco Raffo: Production Designer, Me & Myself, Scars
  • Lino Gil Production Designer, Me & Myself
  • Emily Jacobson: Editor
  • Adam Dib: Composer, Scars, Force of Nature
  • Wayne Chang: Casting Director, The Perfect One, In A New York Minute
  • Qunxi Wang: Key Cast, “Yang Yang”
  • Joy Sung Kim Key Cast, “Older Yang Yang”
  • Jianshe Zhou Key Cast, “Grandpa”
  • Anne Ruttencutter Key Cast, “Maria”
  • Fei Liu: Unit Production Manager, (China Unit), The Lost Bladesman
  • Jingru Xu: 1st Assistant Director, (China Unit)
  • Jacob Bell: 1st Assistant Director/Covid Compliance Officer (Chicago Unit) Unearth
  • Brian Delisi: Steadicam Operator, Rey, Boysugar
  • Kirk He: 1st Assistant Camera, (China Unit), Me & Myself, Scars
  • Gary Walker: 1st Assistant Camera, (Chicago Unit), Let Go
  • Yulei Wang: Gaffer, (China Unit), The Deadly Bullet
  • Caitlyn Spiritus: Gaffer, (Chicago Unit), Finis, Basements
  • Guoli Wang: Key Grip, (China Unit), The Lost Bladesman
  • Spencer Hagerman Key Grip, (Chicago Unit), Worn, Basements
  • Chun Liu Hair & Make-Up Artist (China Unit), The Lost Bladesman
  • Jared Pecht, Colorist, Spider Man: Far From Home, The Founder
  • Hai Lu: Location Sound Mixer, (China Unit), The Lost Bladesman
  • Afua Oppong Wadie Location Sound Mixer, (Chicago Unit), Me & Myself, For The Love of Monsters
  • Isophonic Studio: Sound Designer Euphollia, Monster Sitter
  • John Wong: Dialogue Editor, Our Father, Code-Switched
  • Eugenio Scaglione Foley: Recordist & Editor

Specifications

  • Project Type: Short, Student
  • Genres: Drama, LGBTQ+
  • Runtime: 22 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date: February 15, 2021
  • Production Budget: 20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Country of Filming: China, United States
  • Language: English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Shooting Format: Digital
  • Aspect Ratio: 2:35:1
  • Film Color: Color
  • Student Project: – Columbia College Chicago