VRTIMES (Qing Shao)
Xing Yu Li
Da Wei Fang
Yu Ting Li, Qing Shao
Ex-military security guard, Mr.S works for a bank and leads the life of a normal working-class man. He fantasises about a major heist, a dream that becomes reality when a mysterious black leather bag is deposited into the bank vault by a VIP.
Mr.S successfully robs the black leather bag through the help of his veteran friends, whom he murders in order to keep it for himself.
As he enters the tunnel, the real world starts to peel away from him. Mr.S steps out of a strange elevator and arrives at hell, where all his past sins are playing on television screens. Is this the fantasy of a moral man, or is the heist real?
This is the first episode of a series of small stories, each unfolding around a mysterious black bag. I used the artistic effect of 2D brushstrokes, the process of creation was painful but happy. I want to use this story to trigger people’s thinking about human nature. What’s in the bag? The audience is never given a clear answer. Rather, this piece is intended to make the audience become aware of their own instincts, and the difficulties in overcoming them.
PRODUCTION: Qing Shao – VRTIMES
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