As a 12-year-old girl prepares for her final test trying out for the traditionally all-boys Chinese youth Olympic weightlifting team, she makes an unlikely connection with the gym’s reclusive groundskeeper. *100+ Film Festival Official Selections* 16th Tribeca Film Festival *World Premiere* 21st TIFF Kids International Film Festival *Canadian Premiere* 23rd Palm Springs International Short Film Festival *Best Student Live Action Short Film Award* 14th Reykjavík International Film Festival *Golden Egg Selection* 49th Nashville Film Festival 28th Cinequest Film & VR Festival 20th Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 13th Traverse City Film Festival 27th Florida Film Festival 26th Heartland Film Festival 48th Giffoni Film Festival 15th Bogota Short Film Festival 34th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 36th CAAMFest *InspirASIAN Student Film Award* 35th Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 21st New York International Children’s Film Festival 36th Uppsala International Short Film Festival 21st Los Angeles International Short Film Festival 12th Show Me Shorts Film Festival 15th In The Palace International Short Film Festival Written & Directed by Johnson Cheng Produced by Tianqi Zhuo Executive Producer Felicity Wang Co-Producer Xixi Wang Director of Photography Shipei Wen Film Editor Johnson Cheng Production Designer Mengna Jiang Original Score by Zeke Khaseli Yudhi Arfani Starring Weightlifter Girl Zixuan Liu Groundskeeper Xing Lian Coach Tao Wei Weightlifter Boys Jianbin Huang Dunhua Kang Jiaming Wang Aonan Wu Zhaoshun Xie Crew First Assistant Director Tianqi Zhuo Casting Director Ming Yi Associate Producer Yachi Yang Sound Recordists Jingxi Guo Shanying Wang Gaffers Tiange Bei Hao Wei 1st Assistant Camera Dongsheng Zhang 2nd Assistant Camera Zhenjie Yan Colorists Markus Englmair Mikki Crisostomo Sound Editor | Re-recording Mixer William Hsieh Graphic Designers Maggie Briggs James Lien Title Design by Yudho Aditya Production Assistant Chenxi Li Driver Zhujun Sun Filmed on location in Beijing, China Produced in partial fulfillment of the MFA degree in Film at Columbia University School of the Arts. Johnson Cheng |