Jianguo and Xunli met while they were unexpectedly locked down while in China, and haphazardly began to date. Now back at the same school in Rhode Island, their relationship begins to fall apart while a great blizzard approaches. Everyone races to pursue their fiery hopes before it can be extinguished by the wintry chill: Jianguo tries to study diligently to meet his father’s expectations, and Xunli does everything she can to fight injustices against women. Nobody really achieves what they set out for, but perhaps they find something else along the way.


  • Daniel Xue: Director
  • Ivy Zhuang: Key Cast, “Xunli”
  • Jintao Yue: key Cast, Jianguo
  • Jinghui Yu: Producer
  • Daniel Xue: Writer


  • Project Type: Short, Student
  • Runtime: 25 minutes
  • Completion Date: April 26, 2023
  • Production Budget: 2,000 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: Rhode Island School of Design