A distressed Chinese-American pastor in his 50s, Zhao, harbors two illegal immigrants – a father and a son – who claim to be Christians to renew his faith and mold them into his ideal followers. Although Zhao initiates a subtle friendship with the taciturn son, he has no choice but to confront the father after witnessing a staggering incident in his church.


  • Jiaxin Wang: Director
  • Jiaxin Wang: Writer
  • Chris Zilong Wang: Producer
  • Jessica Yiwen Qian: Producer
  • Michael C. LiuKey Cast”The Pastor”
  • Yinan Shi: Cinematographer
  • Olivia Huilin Gao: Production Designer
  • Wenrui Zhao: Sound Mixer
  • Yige Duan: Sound Mixer
  • Siying Li: Editor
  • Haina Zhou: Sound Designer


  • Project Type: Short, Student
  • Runtime: 16 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date: September 24, 2023
  • Production Budget: 7,000 USD
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Country of Filming: China, United States
  • Language: Chinese
  • Shooting Format: Digital, ARRI
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Film Color:Color
  • First-time Filmmaker
  • Student Project: New York University Tisch School of the Arts