CHIEN-YU WANG


FILM: WHALES DON'T COME HERE ANYMORE

FICTION


BIO


Made in Taiwan; Chien-Yu Wang is an aspiring writer coming from a journalistic background, where she enjoyed telling stories about marginalized groups and people. Prior to entering the MFA program, Chien-Yu co-wrote a TV drama pilot that was nominated for Taiwan's National Screenwriting Award. Her focus now is to incorporate her knowledge of cultures into her films to touch audiences around the world. Chien Yu's thesis film, Whales Don't Come Here Anymore, is an ode to her home and its occupants.

FILM SYNOPSIS


Three children living in a once thriving tourist town, known for its whale watching, attempt to find a whale in order to bring back the town’s former glory.

CREDITS


Writer/Director: Chien-Yu Wang
Producers: Maxwell di Paolo, Greg Liang
Director of Photography: Yin Liao
Editor: Andrew Infante


CAST

Yi-Ru Yang as "Hao-Hao"
Hai-Yin Cai as "Ah-Ching"
Pei-Xuan Chen as "Hsiao-Jie"


WHALES DON'T COME HERE ANYMORE

2020 FILMS


  • Drown with Eyes Open
  • Film: Amend
  • Film: I Can't Pee
  • Film: The Blue Cave
  • A Month of Sitting In
  • Microbus
  • Remember Who We Are
  • Last Summer on Bainbridge Street
  • We Talkin' Practice
  • Who's on Your List
  • The Vow
  • Whales Don't Come Here Anymore
  • Film: I Am Yours
  • Ni Aquí/Ni Allá
  • Film: Dry Rain
  • Film: A Way Back Home
  • Come Find Me
  • Don't Lose the Lesson
  • Film: It's Worth It