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Bing mei guei (The Sick Rose)

Venice VR Expanded

Director:
Tang Zhi-zhong, Huang Yun-hsien
Production:
HTC VIVE (Szu-Ming Liu,Jack Huang), Uomo Vitruviano Corporation, TurnRhino Original Design Studio
Running Time:
17’
Language:
Chinese
Country:
Taipei* (*as per Institutional practices)
Screenplay:
Tang Zhi-Zhong, Huang Yun-Hsien
Cinematographer:
Jack Huang
Editor:
Tang Zhi-Zhong
Music:
Jérôme Rebotier, Liu Szu-Ming
Sound:
Kao Chin-Lun
Platform:
Viveport
Devices:
HTC Vive/Vive Pro/Pro 2 Oculus Rift/Rift S/Quest w/link Valve Index Windows Mixed Reality
Gaffer:Ian Ku
Technical director:Anferne Chen
Animation director:Yu Yu
Production coordinators:Liu Chi-Shan, Irene Chung

Synopsis

This is a story taking place in a time of raging pandemics, and all beings are in crisis. With a magical rose, a little girl is going to travel through a city filled with viruses and indifference, just to dedicate this rose to her mother who is courageously guarding lives in the front-line hospital.  During the process, she encounters cursed demonic creatures and receives help from a tribe of discriminated rats. The journey is like the worldwide anti-pandemic battle, bumpy and full of frustration, but hope is never lost.

Directors' Statement

Tang Zhi-Zhong The world is indeed filled with hardship and suffering, but this is also why it is beautiful. We have to cherish kindness and the common good so that the suffering becomes meaningful. For me, this is what stop-motion animation and life are all about. Bing Meiguei was born incidentally, a story that reflects the human reactions when facing disasters in every era, demonstrating the human nature that cannot be perceived in a time of peace and prosperity. I hope that through this work, we can express our highest respect for people who have sacrificed themselves to help others.
Huang Yun-Hsien Seeing Rose roams in panic among towering houses and being able to be in the story with her is genuinely astonishing. We started from the traditional dough sculpture and moved on to stop-motion storytelling. This time, we welcome the audience to enter the story through VR. Immersed and surrounded by the scenes hand-made by me, I still feel incredible.

Production/Distribution

PRODUCTION 1: Szu-Ming Liu, Jack Huang – HTC Corporation
No. 88, Sec. 3, Zhongxing Rd., Xindian District
231 – New Taipei City Taipei* (*as per institutional practices)
Tel. 886 0)2 8912 4138 #21257
nina_weng@htc.com
irene_chung@htc.com
http://viveoriginals.com

PRODUCTION 2: Uomo Vitruviano Corporation
No. 88, Sec. 3, Zhongxing Rd., Xindian District
231 – New Taipei City, Taipei* (*as per institutional practices)
Tel. 886 0)2 8912 4138 #21257
vive_originals@htc.com

PRODUCTION 3: TurnRhino Original Design Studio
2F., No. 85-37, Anxing Rd., Xindian District
231 – New Taipei City, Taipei* (*as per institutional practices)
Tel. +886 0)919 560 847
turnrhino@gmail.com
http://turnrhino.mystrikingly.com

WORLD SALES: Nina Weng – HTC CORPORATION
No. 88, Sec. 3, Zhongxing Rd., Xindian District
231 – New Taipei City, Taipei* (*as per institutional practices)
Tel. 886 0)2 8912 4138 #21257
vive_originals@htc.com
http://viveoriginals.com

PRESS OFFICE: Nina Weng – HTC CORPORATION
No. 88, Sec. 3, Zhongxing Rd., Xindian District
231 – New Taipei City, Taipei* (*as per institutional practices)
Tel. 886 0)2 8912 4138 #21257
nina_weng@htc.com


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