Johnny MA/80 minutes/2016/China/Fiction
A taxi driver, Lao Shi, is sitting in his car observing a hit-and-run accident: a crowd gather but no one helps. Three months earlier, a drunken passenger grabbed his arm, causing his car to swerve and hit a motorcyclist. The injured man seemed to be in critical condition, while police and ambulance took forever to arrive. Shi drove the victim to the hospital by himself. The patient fell into a coma and Shi became liable for all his medical fees. Too scared to tell his wife, Shi tried to do the right thing in his own way. However, his attempts to borrow money from his friend or to beg his drunken passenger to record a police statement in his defense ended in cruel humiliation.
Johnny Ma (Nan Ma) was born in Shanghai, China. Immigrated to Canada at the age of ten years old. After working in both finance and fashion industry, he attended Columbia University Master of Fine Arts as Director/ Screenwriter in 2010. Currently, Johnny resides in Vancouver but works in both New York and China.
Anne Sophie Lehec