Playing at the STUDENT Short Film Festival in October 2017
Assia is a filmmaker from China. To pursue her film dream, Assia came to Los Angeles in 2012. She studied film in School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California as a MFA student from 2012 to 2016. Assia is obsessed with fantasy and mystery. Focusing directing, Assia is eager to share different versions of reality with people. May 2016, she finished her thesis project, Pearl, a fantasy story about love, control and loneliness.
Director Reel Link of Assia Qianhang SHAO .
Pearl was my thesis project. A project challenged me as a young director and young film maker. It has a lot of factors and a lot of elements, old actor, minor, VFX, SFX, beach scene and so on. I knew it wound’t be easy. But I believe in this story and I believe that challenge could help young filmmaker grow fast. So thanks to my awesome crew, we made this short film.
I hope this film could deliver the information that love could conquer loneliness. The true love must include pain and sacrifice. But at the end, love will make us stronger, and we will learn how to let love grow free. And that is the most important thing for me.