University of Sussex: BA Media Practice

Mad Life

Mad Life

 

Wing Wan Cheng, Chau Tung Lee, Jin Zhou

‘Mad Life’ is a short comedy feature film in which a 23-year old girl, Yoyo, dreams to study abroad and travel around the world, but accidentally swaps her life with her netizen who is studying in the UK. Life is not always that simple and comfortable, and you might hate it at a certain point. You want to escape or get rid of it without facing the reality, just like Yoyo and her netizens who want to experience a different life and accidentally exchange their entire life with each other. It is about your attitude determining your altitude, and you should be the one who defines yourself.

This film acts as a conclusion and an overview of students that study overseas. Through the life that Yoyo encounters in this film, it shows the incidents that happen every day and which every single student that studies overseas will face - from the excitement of being in a new country to the struggles with negative emotions and the wish to go home, to the changes of attitude. It also tries hard to find out who we want to be while studying overseas.