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A college girl is out of her depth when she discovers an estranged family friend is being abused by her husband of 20 years.
A Chinese-American college girl is out of her depth when she discovers an estranged family friend is being abused by her husband.
A Chinese-American college girl is out of her depth when she discovers an estranged family friend is being abused by her husband.
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The Story

Ripple is a coming-of-age film about Jing, a college student who receives an unexpected phone call from a distant family friend, who reveals over the course of their conversation that she is being abused by her husband of 20 years.

An impressionistic collage of Jing’s memories of a woman she barely knows, coupled with a series of emotional moments that bring them closer together, Ripple is a story about unlikely connections, living with the consequences of one’s inaction, and the strength to grow from our mistakes. 

Ripple is based on the director Min-Wei Lee's relationship with someone who was a victim of domestic violence. Written as Min-Wei's senior thesis film at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, this film is a tribute to a woman’s quiet strength, and sends a message to jolt people out of apathy and to take proactive steps to help loved ones in need before it's too late.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shoutouts!

We would like to thank our lovely DP Alex Hass for taking the time to help us shoot our Kickstarter video, the talented Zoe Yi for creating our concept art, and the amazing Josephine Chang for creating our official Ripple poster art!

Risks and challenges

Oftentimes student films lose steam once production is complete because what seems like the hardest part is over. We are not only dedicated to making sure this film gets shot according to our team's vision, but have dedicated a sizeable percentage of our budget to post-production and distribution to ensure that the best version of Ripple gets created for festivals. Our producers have already started creating a festival timeline, and our director is in talks with composers to create a poignant and affecting score for Ripple.

Filmmaking is a long, arduous process, but we are storytellers with an important story to tell. We are passionately dedicated to this film, and we hope that you will join us by supporting this campaign!

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    Receive the digital download of the film, a personalised "Thank You" postcard from our Director, and a signed copy of Ripple's shooting script!

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    Special Thanks Credit + Printed Posters

    Receive credit in our "Special Thanks" section of the final film, as well as both 11x17 prints of our exclusive posters designed by the amazing Josephine Chang!
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    In addition to receiving a "Special Thanks" credit in our film, you and a guest are invited to our private New York premiere screening with the cast and crew!
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    From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for your incredible generosity.
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