WATCH: 'The Story of 90 Coins' (2015), a short romance drama by Michael Wong.
Updated: Jun 11
'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
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)
Yu Liu - Production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Xiaofei Gao - Associate director
Jinbo Sun - Assistant art director
Zheng Dou - Sound recordist
An Wei - Sound mixer
Dong Wei - Sound assistant
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
Wentao Cui - Production coordinator
Terence Hew - English subtitle proofreader
Official Facebook: www.facebook.com/thestoryof90coins/
IMDb page: www.imdb.com/title/tt5182914/