Toronto based filmmaker Jessica Wu presents a mythology of a video in White Dragon inspired by the Dragon tiles in mahjong, A story of a mysterious outsider who challenges a gang to a mahjong showdown over a prized possession.
Set in the traditional game of mahjong in a decrepit but seductive world, a mysterious outsider challenges a gang to a mahjong showdown over a prized possession reminiscent of Hong Kong in Wong Kar-wai's films.
Wu << It brings me great joy to introduce my directorial debut – a fictional narrative short film called WHITE DRAGON. The idea for this film was inspired by early childhood memories of my grandfather hosting mahjong nights in his basement. I remember watching him play and being drawn to the mysterious tile that looks unlike all the others; a blank frame I would later find out was called “White Dragon”.
I feel blessed that my first film had the support of a harmonious group of people. We came together to not only apply and showcase our respective skills, but to anchor our work in a project that embodies more of what we’d like to do, and who we want to do it with – WHITE DRAGON was made primarily by women and people of color. >>