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Big Blue Sea (film)

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Big Blue Sea (2019) is a Hong Kong produced film directed by KF Yuen. Starring newcomer Tasha Chong, the film follows the journey of an autistic girl kayaking in Hong Kong sea in search of perfect blue water for her pet clownfish. It is notable in Asia for featuring extensive underwater scenes and having female leads.

The film is sponsored by Hong Kong Arts Development Council and It has entered international film festivals.

Big Blue Sea
Directed by
  • KF Yuen
  • Maya Wong (2nd Dir)
Produced byColleen Yuen
Written byC. Yuen
Starring
  • Tasha Chong
  • Hedia Yeung
  • W.K. Leung
  • Lok Sun Mak
  • Mark Delecate
Music by
  • A Himitsu
  • KODOMOi
  • MBB
Cinematography
  • Steven Hui (land)
  • KF Yuen (underwater)
Edited by
  • Max Ip
  • Yuen Ka Fai
Production
company
JIB Production
Distributed byJIB Production
Release date
  • 2020 (2020)
Running time
93 min
CountryHong Kong, China
LanguageChinese (Eng Subtitled)


Plot[edit | edit source]

The 8 years old autistic Ching is abandoned by her mother to her grandpa living in Hong Kong. On her birthday, grandpa gives Ching a clownfish to distract her fixations on public TV's education channel. 

Ching names it Fish. From then on, Fish becomes her only friend.  She takes it with her everywhere she goes. Ching makes a vow that she will take Fish home once she learns how to swim.

The now 23 years old Ching works as computer programmer. One day she reads from news that an adventurer named Mark is searching for the bluest water called the Big Blue, perfect for clownfish and his search has now reached Hong Kong.

She donates all her saving to his cause in exchange for Mark helping her to release Fish to the Big Blue. but in a fiery typhoon Mark is gone. Out of money, nevertheless she decides to quit her job and tries to find the Big Blue herself. 

Despite dangers from nature and men she has encountered, Ching is able to unlock the secret of  the Big Blue.

However, a rogue wave hits her, just before her returning her Fish back to home. Her journey and her life now hang in the balance. This is a story of loyalty, adventure and friendship.

Cast[edit | edit source]

  • Tasha Chong as Ching, an autistic woman who lives alone with her pet clown fish after her grandfather died.
  • Hedia Yeung as Ching (child), the younger Ching whose fixation on public TV channel worries her grandfather.
  • W.K. Leung as Kim, the daughter of the kayak shop owner who is befriended by Ching.
  • Lok Sun Mak as grandfather, the only carer of his granddaughter Ching
  • Mark Delecate as Mark, the marine adventurer who is searching for the perfect water.
  • Yuen Ching as Ching's colleague
  • John Lau as Ching's colleague
  • W.C. Ning as Ching's colleague
  • Sarina Chan as nurse Ms. Wong
  • Check Hiu Fung as boater
  • Wu Wan Long as boater

Production[edit | edit source]

The shooting began shooting in 2016 and concluded in May 2018. The film was shot on locations in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Philippines. The postproduction continued for another 7 months. Because of some scenes in the film required barren landscapes, extensive special effects were used.

The project was sponsored by Hong Kong Arts Development Council
[1].

The underwater scenes were mainly filmed in Sai Kung water in Hong Kong. Some scenes which require clearer water and coral formation were shot in Taiwan and Philippines.


Release[edit | edit source]


The film will be premiered at the 10th Annual PUFF Film Festival 2019 . There is no general release yet.


Accolades[edit | edit source]

Awards & Recognition Date Recognition
3rd Annual Indie Visions Film Festival[2] February 2019 Narrative Feature Film[3]
10th Annual IndieFEST Film Awards 2019 February 2019 Award of Excellence[4]
4th Annual London International Motion Pictures Awards[5] May 2019 Semi-Finalist[6]
15th Annual The Accolade Global Film Competition 2019 February 2019 Excellence Award Asian[7]
5th Annual TMFF Film Festival[8] April 2019 Best Trailer[9]
4th Annual Autism Film Festival IV Helsinki 2019 April 2019 Official Selection
10th Macau International Movie Film Festival 2018 December 2019 Official Selection
7th Annual First-Time Filmmaker Sessions[10] March 2019 Official Selection
2nd Annual Rome Independent Prisma Awards[11] March 2019 Official Selection
Light & Future International Film Festival[12] March 2019 Official Selection
10th Annual PUFF Film Festival 2019[13] July 2019 Official Selection

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Hong Kong Arts Development Council. "Hong Kong Arts Development Council". HKADC.
  2. "Indie Visions". Retrieved 2019-05-16.
  3. "Winners – Indie Visions". Retrieved 2019-05-16.
  4. "Winners February 2019". theindiefest.com. Retrieved 2019-05-16.
  5. "Semifinalists 2019 – L.I.M.P.A" (in español). Retrieved 2019-05-16.
  6. "Semifinalists 2019 – L.I.M.P.A" (in español). Retrieved 2019-05-16.
  7. "Accolade Global Film Competition results".
  8. "The Monthly Film Festival". The Monthly Film Festival. Retrieved 2019-05-16.
  9. "Best of April 2019". The Monthly Film Festival. Retrieved 2019-05-16.
  10. "First-Time Filmmaker Sessions". FilmFreeway. Retrieved 2019-05-16.
  11. "Rome Independent Prisma Awards". FilmFreeway. Retrieved 2019-05-16.
  12. "Light & Future International Film Festival". FilmFreeway. Retrieved 2019-05-16.
  13. "Hong Kong Film Festival | PUFF 2019 | Independent Films". Hong Kong Film Festival | PUFF 2019 | Independent Films. Retrieved 2019-05-16.

IMdb film: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8892066/

Official Film Trailer: https://vimeo.com/315083335

Special Effects VFX work: https://vimeo.com/327723732

External Links[edit | edit source]

Big Blue Sea on IMDb


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