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ICE CREAM CAKE

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DIRECTOR

Nolan Chen

RUNTIME

9 Minutes

COUNTRY

China

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SYNOPSIS

The rule-maker is devoured by their own rules, while the person inadvertently can break the game unexpectedly. Ringo posted a video of her rules for ice cream cake, but she didn’t expect her rules will come true. While Yuuki accidentally broke the rules.

DIRECTOR STATEMENT
I wanted to create a story about the rule-setters being destroyed by their rules. I choose to use cake, which usually makes people feel sweet and comfortable, as the main object of my horror short film. Satirizing some influential people in the society ignore the rules, but eventually, the power would punish them. While trying to write a horror script, I wanted to eat ice cream cake, but I couldn't. So that I had an early idea for "ice cream cake Murder".

And I want it to be a 1:1 ratio film. I'm a vintage film lover, the whole style I wanted to present refers to old motion picture horror. As a marketing background student, I was inspired by 'Attention Economy', a term I learned from marketing classes, to discuss people's attention during this film. We want our audience to focus on the screen and follow the intense beats and visuals we present. The 1:1 ratio compresses the horizontal length of vision, giving a more depressing atmosphere, thus bringing about psychological tensions.

DIRECTOR BIO
Nolan Chen was born in Fujian, China on August 5, 2000. She is studying marketing at the University of Strathclyde. She directed Ice Cream Cake.

CAST and CREW

Writer/Director - Nolan Chen
Producer - Annine Fan Zhang
Director of Photography - Owen Chen
Production Designer - Jessica Ding & Shilan Yang
Editor/Colorist - Obido Lin
Sound Designer/Composer - Pengfei Xu
1st Assistant Director - Terrace Chan
Script Supervisor - Xiri Lin
Gaffer - Tom Yu
Best Boy - Xirui Lin
1st Assistant Camera - Obido Lin
Sound Mixer/Boom Operator -Zhicheng Huang
Art Director - Jiahui Feng

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