Hanlong Soymilk Shop
Project description

Spring 2021 l Documentary l 7 min 

Since the popularisation of soymilk and Shandong-style breakfast food in the 1950s, the Taiwanese breakfast shop has become a ubiquitous cornerstone of Taiwanese society. Feeding an increasingly fast-paced and modernising society, these shops serve various combinations of eggs, dough and soymilk to all walks of Taiwanese life. They are one of my favourite things in the whole wide world. 

Hanlong Soymilk Shop opens from 2 am to 2 pm every day, and is run by 72 year old Zhu Xiuyun. Located in Muzha, one of Taipei's older districts, this landmark shop has offered its traditional breakfasts to customers for over four decades. I want to share and celebrate Xiuyun's world, giving an observational glimpse of this relic and its closely intertwined relationship with Taipei's past, present and future.

how to set up a life
how to set up a life

Autumn 2020 l Experimental Microshort l 3 min 

Life had crystallised itself into its simplest form in lockdown; my fish in his tank, me in my room, our little lives in our little spaces, breathing, eating, maintaining ourselves and each other. I thought about the steps of my fish’ life in his tank. I thought about the steps of my life. It didn’t seem so different after all. What are the elements in the package of life? What can be found in simplifying the essence of human living, and comparing it to, for example, setting up a stupid fish tank? 

hyperreal
hyperreal

Autumn 2020 l Experimental Microshort l 3 min  

A combination of real and untouched iphone footage with manipulated and recreated visuals seeks to blur the lines between authentic and simulated. It explores a process of taking something real and pushing it, recreating it in a contrived and controlled manner to a point where both the authentic source and its product are unrecognisable as real. Scored by and edited to music by Shimshon Herschel. 

About

During her four years at Edinburgh College of Art Ina has written and directed, produced, edited and animated in a range of fiction and nonfiction student shorts, and her production design of graduate short comedy Flit(2019) recently won a Royal Television Society Award.

Born in Norway but grown up in Taiwan, Ina had the privilege of spending her final semester in Taipei where she gained both professional and personal film-making experience. Currently, Ina is back in Edinburgh working on a short dark-comedy drama about blame, with couple of documentaries steeped deeply in her multiple cultural backgrounds in the pipeline. Combining her fascination of the world around her with interest in multimedia animation, Ina's present passion lies in the world of playful hybrid documentary.