Inspired by a real event in 2009, Family Plan is a feature length movie written and directed by Peng Wan.
Hello everyone, this is Peng Wan, producer, director, writer, editor and cinematographer of the movie Family Plan. I'm a fifth year graduate student at Temple University's film program. And, I'm from a working class family at Shenyang, China. Family Plan is a low budget movie, and it is my frist feature length movie.
After several preview screenings at Philadelphia area, I think it is time to let the bigger world to know this project. We will bring my casting crew to more preview screenings around east coast and soon this movie will finally go to the film festival circle.
Making a feature movie is never easy. I've waited more than two years to get to this point: presenting this project to you.
Why I made this movie?
The inspiration for producing this feature length movie is from my own experience. Within my three years’ time in Philadelphia, I’ve seen and heard interesting but painful stories from my Chinese friends who are either new immigrants or university students like myself.
When I first arrived here, I experienced the shock of dislocation and culture clash—sometimes humorous, other times heart breaking—felt by many young Chinese who come to this country, including this film's protagonist, Dong.
Dong’s story is based on real events that happened in 2009. The Chinese students who made it to the US for a PhD are usually seen as the cream of the crop. Haiyang Zhu was one of these students. He decapitated a fellow student at Virginia Tech in 2009. The American media portrayed this shocking news as simply a tragedy of love. I knew there was more to it than this. Haiyang was my peer with similar background. I really wanted to explore in greater depth the forces that gave rise to such violent behavior.
"The story of the film “Family Plan” unfolds as the camera follows the path of four Chinese people’s destinies. Dong, the owner of a family plan, is a 28 year old PhD student from a poor area of China, who tries to keep his relationship with an already married woman named Anni. Anni, a 36 year old woman who married an American, with the hope of living a happy life, also faces the difficulty of helping her mother to get a green card. Chen, a 20 year old boy from Shanghai, obsessively worries about his image while struggling to find a place to live and to buy a Mac book pro in hopes of fitting in with his classmates. Lulu is a 23 year old girl, who is constantly going out with people, searching for her true love."
I want to come to more places and show it to more of you. I promise to visit as many places as I can so you can beat me up in person afterwards if you didn’t like it. Thanks for your help, mysterious people.
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