Be Water, My Friend is a satire that follows Zhiyi, a first-generation Chinese immigrant struggling to find his way in America.


  • Jerry Yi-Hang Zou: Key Cast, “Zhiyi”
  • Amy Shu: Key Cast, “Mom”
  • Patrick Ip: Key Cast, “Dad”
  • Giorgia Renosto: Key Cast, “Statue of Liberty”
  • Sean Yang: Director
  • Matias Montemayor: Producer
  • Aaron Menzo: Writer
  • Nicole Loika Wong: Writer
  • Qianyu David Zhang: Director of Photography
  • Shannon Fan: Editor
  • Jessica Ning: Production Design
  • Cecily De Leon: Costume Design
  • Vanessa Hu: Makeup & Hair
  • Adam Jamal: Sound Design


  • Project Type: Short
  • Genres: Comedy, Drama, Satire
  • Runtime: 8 minutes
  • Completion Date: May 31, 2023
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Country of Filming: United States
  • Language: English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Film Color: Color
  • First-time Filmmaker
  • Student Project: Chapman Dodge