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A Cold Summer Night (2015)

35mins
HD
Mandrain with English subtitle

Synopsis:
Based on true events, The Cold, Cold Night explores conflicts between traditional and modern family structures within the Chinese community and illustrates how such conflicts can lead to both subtle and overt abuse, particularly to the elderly. Mm Lin becomes the scapegoat for a broken marriage while she lives with her son's family.

Credit:
Producer & Writer & Director: Zhi-Min Hu
Production Manager: Cindy Cheung
Director of Photography: David Soucy
Gaffer: Heng Liu
Soundwoman: Julia Innes
Still Photographer: Lori Feng
Editor: Zhi-Min Hu
Sound Design: Luc Mandeville
On-Line Editor: Denis Gathelier
Assistant Editor: Pierre Dupont
Sound Mix: Geoffrey Mitchell
Fap Admintrator: Leslie Poyntz
Fap Coordinator: Jean-François Laprise

Starring:
Mm Lin - Zhi-Mei Zhang
Xiu Qin - Nancy Sun
Liang Liang - Yi-Yuan Li
Wei Guang - Jun-Yu Liu
Mm Wu - Gui-Xian Fu
Homeless man - Nicolas B. York
Friends of Xiu Qin- Hui-An Lin & Yao-Ping Wang & Jia-Hua Zhou

Special Thanks:
Supported by National Film Board FAP program

Distributor:
2012 Vancouver Asian Film Festival


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Sophie's Letter (In Production)

10min
HD
English

Synopsis:
During the composition of the letter to her abusive father, Big Sophie identifies with her inner wounded child (Little Sophie) and gradually finds what she needs to grow beyond the limits and boundaries that were burned into her psyche so many years earlier. Finally, Big Sophie finds Little Sophie and comforts her, accepts her, and reassurance her. Little Sophie's pain released and Big Sophie gains her inner peace.

Credits:
Producer & Director & Writer: Zhi-Min Hu
Director of Photography: Alain Baril, David Soucy, Zhi-Min Hu
Grip & Assist Cameraman : David Soucy
Editor : Zhi-Min Hu
Voice : Sophie Segard & Anik St-Louis
Sound design: Zhi-Min Hu, Julia Innes
Mix: Julia Innes
On-Line editor: Sylvain Cossette
Music: David Soucy

Starring:
Sophie in her 13 : Sophie Segard
Sophie in her 30s : Anik St-Louis

Special Thanks:
Prim Center, Creative Support Program

Distributor:

 

 

La lettre (2010)

5 mins
HD
French

Synopsis:
The past and the present collide when the mail arrives.
Love and Gratitudes.

Credits:
Producer & Director & Writer : Zhi-Min Hu
Director of Photography: Alain Baril
Sound : Mathieu Beaudoin
Grip & Assist Cameraman : Vuk Stojanovic Grip & Eric Magnusson
Editor : Alain Baril & Zhi-Min Hu & Alexandre Leblanc
Sound Editor: Alexandre Leblanc
Music : Pierre Desmarais
Voice & Guitar : Anique Granger
Mix: Zhi-Min Hu
English Doubbling: Aude Laliberte

Starring:
Frédéric : Frédéric Barrette
Carol : Carolyne Rhéaume
Natali-Juli : Natali-Juli Pelletier

Distributor:
GIV

Distribution:
2010 Short film corner in Cannes film festival
2010 Fantasia International Film Festival
2010 International Shortfilm festival Shnit
2010 Court-Circuit (Cinema Outremont)
2011 The Victoria Film Festival
2012 CBC FaceOff Short Film Competition

 

 

 

 

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Coeur Battant (in post-production)

5min
HD
French

Synopsis:
Samuel, from a broken family, shares a special bond with his friend Maria, who also suffers from lonliness.

Credits:
Director : Zhi-Min Hu
Writer : Myriam Baillargeon
Director of Photography: Stephan Menghi
Sound : Marc Larouche
Editor : Zhi-Min Hu

Starring:
Maria : Kim Yaroshevkaya
Samuel : Josquin Beauchemin

 

 

 


break the chain (2005)

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Break the Chain (2005)

5min
16mm
English

Synopsis:
Audrey decides to change her destiny and ends the cycle of family voilence.

Credits:
Director & Writer : Zhi-Min Hu
Director of Photography: Zhi-Min Hu
Assistant Director : King-Wei Chu
Grip & : Mark Senuik
Assist Cameraman : Josie-Anne Lemieux
Sound : Geoffre Smart & Bruno Pucella
Art Director : Keiko Yakabe
Set Decoration : Sébastien L'Heureux
Make-up: Razem A. Sarabi & Keiko Yakabe
Assistant Production : Takeda Hiroko & Lin-Lin Tang & Sun Wei
Editor : Zhi-Min Hu
Sound Design : Philip Mimoso
Music : Piki Chappell
Sound Mix : Cristobal Urbina
Still Photographer : King-Wei Chu & Saito Aki

Starring:
Audrey : Roxanne Grenier
Father : Marc Viger Denis
Mother : Palmina D'Alelio
Son & Father in 12s : Timothée Balardelle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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L'amour Impossible (2004)

5min
16mm
English

Synopsis:
Opposites attract; however, physcial love alone is insufficient to maintain a relationsip.

Credits:
Director & Writer : Zhi-Min Hu
Director of Photography: Zhi-Min Hu
Grip & Assist Cameraman : Marc-André Blais & Jean-Frédéric Lapointe
Editor : Zhi-Min Hu
Music : Alexandre Larose

Starring:
Jessica : Laura Mitchell
Thomas : Adam Levasseur
Lover 1 : Yakabe Keiko
Lover 2 : Nicholas Vallet

 

 

 


Whisper to Flowers (2004)

5min
35mm
No language

Synopsis:
She has a special gift that brings her deep sorrow.

Credits:
Director & Writer : Zhi-Min Hu
Director of Photography: Zhi-Min Hu
Editor : Zhi-Min Hu

Starring:
Flower Girl - Keiko Yakabe
Olivier (Boy) - Olivier Bertrand
Oliver (Audlt) - Charles-Andre Bertrand

 

 

 

 

   

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Nightmare (2003)

5min
16mm
No language

Synopsis:
Marc finally wakes up from constant nightmares and meets another half of himself.

Credits:
Director & Writer : Zhi-Min Hu
Director of Photography: Zhi-Min Hu
Assistant Director : Nicolas Vallet
Grip & Assist Cameraman : Marc-André Blais & Jean-Frédéric Lapointe
Assistant Production : Nancy Moîse
Editor : Zhi-Min Hu

Starring:
Marc : Marc Gennaoui
Joseph : Olivier Duval
Linda : Marie-Christime Bonnevier
Nightbour : Nancy Moîse

 

 

   
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