BLACK BIRD Short Film – Audience Feedback from April 2018 Experimental Festival

BLACK BIRD, 4min., USA, Experimental/Fantasy 
Directed by Haonan Wang

The journey of a man escaping the concrete jungle of the modern city with help from spiritual black birds.

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Director BIO: Haonan Wang (BLACK BIRD)

Director Biography

Director photo

Haonan Wang is a Director and Cinematographer originally from China. He graduated from Art Center College of Design with a MFA in Film, and from University of Miami with a BFA in Film. He directed a promotional short film “Bioroid” for Chinese clothing brand Bouquet Fever, a music video for musician Eddie Beatz and a spic commercial for Thierry Mugler’s perfume “Alien”; and he was also the Director of Photography for award winning short film “Shop Of Eternal Life” and feature film “A surprising story: madness of eunuch”.

Director Statement

I consider myself as a filmmaker who explores and experiments with different mediums and forms of cinema as I had directed narrative films, fashion films, music videos and commercials. Creativity and original ideas are what interests and motivates me the most; with my films, I often like to comment on emotions or feelings that deeply moved me, and I aim to create a brand new visual and audio experiences.

I have always been rather interested in animation and have been wanting to combine animation and live action for a long time; and I think for me, this experimentation on the ‘Black Bird’ project had broken the boundaries of film as it created an unique expression.
For the project itself, I wish to discuss the relationship between cities and people, and to raise the question of under the circumstances of high-speed developing cities and economy, how would we face the environment we live in as well as the nature itself.

Short Film: BLACK BIRD, 4min., USA, Experimental/Fantasy

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The journey of a man escaping the concrete jungle of the modern city with help from spiritual black birds.

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  • Film Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Student
  • Genres:
    Fantasy, Action
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 16, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 CNY
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    Chinese, English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color