A short film about a young family in Shanghai.
"The Waiting" is a short film about life in the big city for one unfortunate Chinese family. In part one, let yourselves be introduced to the characters and their story.
With Mom not around, the family is having a hard time adjusting to their new morning routine - especially the kids.
The kids leave for school, but with Mom gone and with Dad rushing off to work, they'll have to make the journey themselves.
The kids make their way to school, but it appears as though they may be taking the long way. Meanwhile, their teacher wonders why they're always late for class.
The kids are hard at work in class, and although their teachers know what's going on, there's little they can do. Meanwhile, Dad is hard at work at the factory.
China is a fast-changing place. New buildings go up, and old ones are torn down. On their way home from school, the kids are surrounded by these changes and it makes them reflect on the future of their own home.
It's snack time at home and the kids are feeding themselves - they've even become accustomed to practicing piano on their own.
As the kids wait for Dad to return home from work, it's up to big sister to not let younger brother worry. If there were an accident, surely Daddy's company would call - right?
See how this short film, "The Waiting," closes. With the kids waiting at home and a stressed, bereaved father on his way back from work, will everything turn out for the best?