Chinese Entrepreneurship for Dummies

Chinese Entrepreneurship for Dummies
A Short film by Niels De Vries
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About the project
LOCKLINEIn this insane dark comedy, Chinese immigrant Ping is well on his way to become independent after finding a mysterious guidebook hidden in a toilet.
'THIS PSYCHOTIC CHASE AFTER THE DRAGON NEEDS YOUR HELP TO FINISH POST-PRODUCTION, SO YOU CAN MARVEL AT THE CATCH!`

THE PRODUCTION

Introduction

In 2017 a team of highly talented international film professionals came together in an abandoned rehab clinic, due for demolition, in the heart of Amsterdam. The location was chosen with the intention of capturing the lead character's psychotic imagination.

The team had four days to shoot this colorful short film about Chinese immigrant Ping and to mold his story into an attempt to grasp the essence of becoming INDEPENDENT.

The idea

The story and script for this film are loosely based on the voyages of director Niels de Vries and his attempts of entrepreneuring in Asia. A windy yellow road which reveals a ton of hardships, but also shows the magical side of life and the spirit of being human.

The story

Young and confused Chinese immigrant Ping (Jason Gwen) diligently works in a laundry room to achieve the Western Dream of becoming wealthy and independent. A dream that doesn't seem to come any closer.

One day Ping receives a mysterious package containing a Six Step Guide to Independence; a book titled "CHINESE ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR DUMMIES". Finally his prayers are answered and Ping starts to blindly follow the book's guidelines to become a serial entrepreneur.

However, Ping finds his journey undermined by Tony (William Sutton), an Irish gangster, who runs a dining facility to cover up his shady business. He warns our Chinese immigrant that it's not wise to interfere with his affairs.

Hopefully for Ping the book will show him a way out of this troublesome situation.

CAMPAIGN FUNDING

We set a 30 days campaign to raise a minimum of 4.700 EUR to deliver audiences the unique entertainment this team can bring to the screen.

We are currently working on the edit of the film and we need some financial aide to finish our post-production trajectory. The budget that we are looking for will be spend on music clearance, sound design, atmospheric effects, color grading and festival entry fees.

Become involved and help us to finish Ping's voyage through transformation.

 

 

Quote that inspired the maker

”Life and death are illusions. We are in a constant state of transformation.”
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
This project was closed on 23-05-2018

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