From the director: I made this film to reveal the emotions and feelings of the haunted side of the memories of someone being abused in her childhood. This film is called 'Away', but what I want is the opposite: to bring those feelings close, to talk about those hidden memories, to remember, to heal, to be 'here.' And I want to share with all who wished to be away yet stayed to share their stories.
As a child, I lived just next to the Hong Kong border during the Golden Film era. I grew up watching every single movie I could lay my eyes upon. To me, Hong Kong was an unreachable heaven. And so was filmmaking. But deep inside I knew I had found my passion. As an adult, I started studies at the University of Auckland for 2 years not knowing where I was heading. After a 5-year working 9-5 in another profession, I couldn’t be surer of where I should be. So, I went back to study, to a Film School this time. There, I developed my own personal style and started making films that reflected my personality and my view about the world. My previous film, Jianjie, was critically acclaimed and screened at 2016 Norwich Radical Film Festival and the 2017 New York State International Film Festival, as a Semi-finalist. I have always been attracted into exploring characters living right at the edge of the abyss in human kind, a step away from greatness and destruction. I love those films that are based on true events, or those that explore a new angle of an event to reveal the complexities of human kind. I want to explore human emotions in situations where the characters are trapped, fighting to find their way out. I want to talk about us, humans.