A 12-year-old girl who lives in a Chinatown single-room-occupancy family with her vegetative state mother has a passionate love for the starry sky. While eagerly wanting to realize her self-worth, she experiences a collision of reality and realizes what is important.


  • Joey Xuetong Zhao: Director
  • Joey Xuetong Zhao: Writer
  • Jacqueline Wang: Producer
  • Harmonie He: Key Cast, “Xing”


  • Project Title (Original Language):Finding Vega
  • Project Type: Short, Student
  • Runtime: 22 minutes 21 seconds
  • Completion Date: March 10, 2022
  • Production Budget: 80,000 USD
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Country of Filming: United States
  • Language: English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Shooting Format: Digital
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Film Color: Color
  • Student Project: American Film Institute