Liu Hao, the blind pianist, tells the journey and struggles of how he and his mother left their hometown in China to search for his chance to pursue his passion and perform in many of America's most prestige music halls.
John Li did not follow a traditional path to becoming a filmmaker. Upon being diagnosed with a heart condition that caused limitations with physical activities, he quickly realized that he would be unable to participate in most sports that kids his age usually participated in, such as pee-wee soccer. However, this became an opportunity to instead use his creativity to entertain people and tell stories he feels are important to the world. Instead of being restricted by the adversities he was born with, John found his passion for filmmaking and storytelling. Currently, John is attending the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts majoring in Film Production. Along with his personal films, he also has his own personal YouTube channel in which he shares personal adventures and stories.
NFFTY JURY NOMINEE
DIRECTED BY JOHN LI
UNITED STATES | 2019 | CHINESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES