WHAT IF

International Short Film Contest 52 ED. 2024
China – USA 2023 18' Fiction

After knowing that a recurrent gynecological disease she has might deprive her of fertility, Yilin, a young Chinese woman confronts a sore point between her and her mother during a special visit back home.

Yanghuixiao Gao

Yanghuixiao Gao (Gaoyang), is an independent Chinese filmmaker based in the United States. She recently earned a Master’s Degree in Film and Media Art from Emerson College. Her cinematic endeavors delve into themes of personal growth with a universal resonance and a distinctly feminine sensibility. Her most recent narrative short film What If has earned recognition as an official selection at the Oscar-Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival and Directors Notes.

TECHNICAL DATA
DIRECTION:

Yanghuixiao Gao

SCRIPT:

Yanghuixiao Gao

PRODUCTION:

Yingtong Li, Yanghuixiao Gao, Xiaoling Yang

EDITING:

Yanghuixiao Gao

ART:

Qianyu Jin, Bluuuuu Xie

PHOTOGRAPHY:

Zhenning An

ORIGINAL MUSIC:

Daniella Nassar

SOUND:

Yueyang Feng

CAMERA:

Zhenning An

CAST:

Cuishan Liang, Fangling Yang

CONTACT:

yanghuixiao.gao@gmail.com