A boy named Ting-an experiences trouble at home and bullying at school. Out of fear, he forces himself to hide his feelings from others. The only thing that still interests him is a pet zebrafish he keeps in his room. On the eve of presenting his school report, Ting-an is about to overcome his fears — he just doesn’t know it yet.

Bruce Lu was born in Hsinchu, Taiwan. He studied filmmaking while working toward his BA in Communication Arts in Taiwan. He was interviewed for his first short film, Nice to Meet You, Ji-min (2013), by UDN TV, a Taiwanese television program. He graduated from The City College of New York MFA Film program where he has concentrated on visual narratives with minimal dialogue. He edits all of his own projects, thoroughly infusing them with his own unique form of storytelling. The short film Zebrafish (2019) is his most challenging project to date.


2019 NBR Student Grant


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City College


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Bruce Lu


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