Directed by Johnson Cheng
A determined 12-year-old girl vies for a spot on China’s Youth Olympics weightlifting team. She finds an unlikely mentor in a man who most people do not even notice, but may hold the key to her success.
Johnson Cheng is an award-winning Chinese American writer/director hailing from the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County. After receiving his B.A. in International Relations, he joined Columbia University’s M.F.A. Film Directing/Screenwriting program. His films have screened at international film festivals such as Tribeca, TIFF Kids, Reykjavík, Cinequest, Nashville, Florida, and Palm Springs. Johnson is a member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild.
Director: Johnson Cheng
Writer: Johnson Cheng
Producer: Tianqi Zhuo
Director of Photography: Shipei Wen
Production Designer: Mengna Jiang
Editor: Johnson Cheng
Composer: Zeke Khaseli, Yudhi Arfani
Shorts Programs / 100 minsWhat constructs our identity? Interest? Passion? Culture? Race? Or all of them? Watch as each of the protagonists enter their own journeys to explore the definition of themselves and others. - Annie Liang