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WATCH: 'The Story of 90 Coins' (2015), a short romance drama by Michael Wong.

Updated: Jun 11, 2020

'The Story of 90 Coins' unfolds through a special promise of love and happiness made by one male passionate lover to a seemingly reluctant girl. Ninety coins symbolize ninety days the guy gives himself to convince the girl to marry him by showing her his true color and prove his intentions. Everything seems to go quite well as the two, in fact, fall in love.

But time passes and the romance bubble deflates as reality breaks in with its daily routine, ambiguity, and incomprehension. Will they be able to overcome this critical passage or will they put an end to what it started so pure and beautiful?

Without spoiling the finale, the short film reminds: "Don't let a promise just be a beautiful memory" which somehow invites to not surrender to the hard moments of love but to try trusting its capacity of resilience and re-launch it in a greater perspective. In sum, try not to kill something beautiful as you may regret for the rest of your life. This is the story of a promise, misunderstanding and regret. The story of 90 coins.

'The Story of 90 Coins' has garnered about 60+ accolades from international film festivals; which includes the Best Direction & Best Cinematography at Malta Int'l Short Film Festival, Best Foreign Short & Best Actress at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards, Best Drama & Best Cinematography at Los Angeles Film Awards, Best Foreign Short Film at Ukrainian International Short Film Festival, Rising Star Awards at Canada International Film Festival, an Official Finalist at London Film Awards, among others.

Outside The Spotlight says: A very well put together story of having loved and lost; bringing into question what is really important. A true reflection of modern life and the decisions we are faced with.


Director: Michael Wong

Written by: Jackie Bai

Cast (in credits order)

Dongjun Han - Wang Yuyang

Zhuang Zhiqi - Chen Wen

Jose Acosta - Andre

Produced by 

Yu Lei - Location producer

Yan Li -Line producer

Doris Tao - Assistant executive producer

Yu Wang - Location producer

Liu Yunsong - Executive producer

Xiaopeng Zhou - Line producer

Music: Wei An

Cinematography: Liwei Jian

Film Editing: Song Kaiyi

Art Direction: Weiyuan Wang (as Wang Weiyuan)

Set Decoration: Haijing Hu (set decorator/prop master)

Production Management 

Yu Liu - Production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Xiaofei Gao - Associate director

Art Department 

Jinbo Sun - Assistant art director

Sound Department 

Zheng Dou - Sound recordist

An Wei - Sound mixer

Dong Wei - Sound assistant

Visual Effects 

Fei Men - Colorist

Camera and Electrical Department 

Xichao Chen - First assistant camera

Hai Huang - Gaffer

Ruichao Jia - Key grip

Haipeng Luo - Still photographer

Yongchang Wu - Key grip

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Yunyun Fu - Wardrobe assistant

Meiling Liu - Wardrobe assistant

Du Ran - Stylist

Other crew 

Wentao Cui - Production coordinator


Terence Hew - English subtitle proofreader

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