FOUNTAINHEAD | 源泉
The Little Shrimp
CHEN Zhilin “Chilam” (In Attendance) | 陈志霖（出席）
China | 62 minutes | 2019 | Fiction | Cantonese | English and Chinese Subtitles
World Premiere 全球首映
Cheng (Andy CHOI), who goes to college in Boston, returns to the muggy Guangzhou on his final summer break. To his dismay, his maternal grandfather has died but no one in the family, including his mother (Crystal LEE), is willing to talk about it or their feelings. His elder sister Yam (Isabelle CHAN), locks herself every day in her room and smokes. His father (James AU) is always busy on the phone to take bets from sports gamblers. The family of four will soon move to a new place, but a shadow of estrangement looms above them. Getting drenched in sweat, sometimes by rain, Cheng discovers a melancholy reality, both old and new, in a city he calls home.
The Little Shrimp is Chilam’s debut feature, completed as a requirement for his MFA degree earned at Emerson College. “Little Shrimp” (haa-zai), as he explained, is a name for the nameless whose identities are defined by their family and social roles.
Born and raised in Guangzhou, CHEN Zhilin “Chilam” is a director, writer and cinematographer. He recently graduated from Emerson College with an MFA degree in Film & Media Art. His filmography includes short films Master Choi (2016), Kidnapee (2017) and the experimental Self (2018). The Little Shrimp is his debut feature, completed in spring, 2019.
- Director 导演：CHEN Zhilin “Chilam” (in attendance) 陈志霖（出席）
- Principal Cast 主演：James AU 区绍熙、Crystal LEE李佩贞、Andy CHOI 蔡浩洋、Isabelle CHAN 陈海宁
- Co-Producer 出品人：MA Runlian 马润连、CHEN Jianshen 陈鉴深
- Producer 制片人：MEI Lili 梅莉莉
- Screenplay 编剧：CHEN Zhilin “Chilam” 陈志霖
- Cinematographer 摄影：WANG Haoyang 汪昊洋
- Editor 剪辑：YANG Xueyi 杨雪仪
- Production Designer 美术指导：Nico YU 于宝珩
- Sound 音效：LI Hao 李好