STRAIGHTEN OUT
Film by Jessie Chang

    STRAIGHTEN OUT

    Synopsis

    A male teenager, Sheng, wakes up in a clinic with no memory of how he got there. His doctor and parents tell him that everything is fine and he will feel better soon; however, he finds that he has endured a peculiar and unknown change. He struggles to uncover the truth about his illness and resorts to reading his diary. When he finally discovers the truth, he faces a choice between his family’s religious beliefs and his own identity.

    Credits

    Writer / Director - Jessie Chang
    Producers - Hsing Ling Hsieh & Jessie Chang
    Director of Photography - Zed Wang
    Production Designer - Sabina Y.C Wu

    Production Coordinators - Yi Hsuan Lee & Shu Hui Yu
    1st Assistant Director - Ning Ya Chiu
    Script Supervisor - Cherry Wong
    1st Assistant Camera - Tzu Che Chan
    2nd Assistant Camera - Wei Chih Chen
    Gaffer - De Shou Zheng
    Lighting Technicians - How Chang, Ying Ting Lien, Timothy Juan
    Set Decorators - Hsuan Yu Chen, Chia Yi Tang, Ching Chang, Fang Yu Ho, Yi Jen Lai, Jie Ying Li
    Production Sound Mixer - Peng Hui Lin
    Boom Operators - Chien Han Lai, Hsuan Ting Lee, Don Chien
    Make-up & Hair - Bowen Liu, Yu Ning Chiu
    Costume Designer - Wei Yu Hung
    Costume Standby - Ching Ting Chang
    Still Photographers - Shiuan Chia Wu, Shang Lien Yang
    Production Assistant - Mu Chieh Fan

    Editor - Jessie Chang
    Sound Mixer & Sound Designer - Wan Hu Jin
    Original Score by Mitch Lin
    Graphic Designer - Tung-Han Lin

    Country of Origin: Taiwan
    Year of Production: 2017
    Running time: 14:29
    Color or B/W: Color
    Language: Mandarin Chinese
    Aspect Ratio: 18.5
    Sound: Stereo

    Cast

    Chih-Hsuan Tang as Bo Sheng Hsieh
    Shao-Yi Chiang as Mother
    Ethan Wang as Father
    Maverick Lin as Dr. Hu
    En-Chen Chen - Nurse
    Jen Ru Wang as Hao
    Max Lin - Barista

    Bio

    Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Jessie Chang is a writer-director based in New York. She is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts Degree in Film Directing at The City College of New York. Before shifting her profession to filmmaking, Jessie worked as a journalist back in Taiwan, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism. She has been devoted herself to media work since completing her college education. She also worked as a news editor and a photographer in the past few years. She is now working toward a career as a filmmaker. 'Straighten Out' will be her short film debut.

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