Exotic Pearls is an artistic documentary film set in the year 1927 in British colonial Peninsular Malaya. This trailer was filmed in a single shot and using a Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone.
The story is loosely based on the dramatic lives of my late maternal grandmother and mother, both born during a period of fierce Chinese civil war in Guangdong, South China in the 1920s and 1940s respectively. The finished film will be created based on my first-hand recollection of close encounters with these two women when they were alive, direct access to personal photographs, journals, letters and intimate interviews with surviving family members.
The trailer was a semi-finalist at the 2017 Hong Kong National film festival.