Was born in China. At the age of thirteen began a career in dance at Minzu University in China, His solo dance “Guerma” won the first prize in a competition sponsored by Guangdong Dance Company. This early recognition led to a twenty-year career in professional dance, as a performer and choreographer in China and in the United States. A turning point in his career was the performance in 2013 with the Chinese composer San Bao who is well-known for having written successful pop songs and overseeing the music production at the Beijing Olympics. Dance and music made such a profound impact on him that he wished one day could use the cinematic language to share the great story with more audience. Thus, he earned bachelor of science degree from New York City University major in Dance and Musical film production. Currently he enrolled in an intensive two-year MFA Film program of the City College of New York. This program was founded in 1941 by Hans Richter.


After Emma’s grandma who has Alzheimer disease got lost again, Emma made a decision which is sending her to a nursing care center. But the only memory her grandma has is making Emma realise that the family is most important to her.


Writer/Director: Wei Yao
Producer: Wei Yao
Co-Producer: Chien-Yu Wang
Director of Photography: Williams De Jessa
1st AC: Nick Billiris
Sound Designers: GiDong KIm, Rachel Villegas, Aden Nasarat
Editors: Young Cheong, Sang Min
1st AD: Chien-Yu Wang
Script Supervisor: Devon Lin
Gaffer: Zelong Peng
Key Grip: Mengting Hong
Prop Manager: Peal Lam
UPM: Sheng Ting Shen


Xiao Xiao / Emma
Guanglanshen / Grandma
Kevin Coxa j/ John


2020 FILMS

  • Sky Colored Grass
  • The Saltiest Chips
  • Las Quitapenas
  • Mokshyam
  • A Little Holiday
  • It Happened In August
  • Hard of Hearing
  • Find Me at the Dinner Table
  • The Crossbow
  • Urpi
  • Pink Yellow
  • Good Health
  • Transparensea
  • Yesterday, I Dreamt About
  • Claiming Edge
  • Forever Twins
  • A Basket of Love
  • Singing in the Lifeboat
  • Bodega Nights
  • Dear Audrey Still
  • El Chuzalongo Still
  • Marcel the Muscle Man Still
  • Couscous, Hand-Rolled, With Olives Still
  • The Monk and The Rebel Still
  • Cuanacaquilitl Still
  • Ava Still
  • Forever Twins Still
  • A Coalfield Christmas still
  • The (Other) 700 Club
  • The Baton
  • Bastards still photo
  • Film: The Wealthiest Man in the World
  • Film: One Day
  • Who Was Lee Edwards?
  • Film: Right to Exit
  • Film: The 2020 Unmasked
  • Film: Burial
  • Film: The Coolest Club
  • Film: Love Me, Love Me Not
  • To Drown
  • Film: The Backpack
  • Film: Pasaj
  • Film: Breathe
  • I'm Home
  • Film: Amend
  • One Last Deal
  • 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