ai weiwei stars in a secret science fiction film on kickstarter
all images courtesy of jason wishnow
made in china under the radar, ‘the sand storm’ is a dystopian science fiction film set in the not-too-far-away future starring chinese artist ai weiwei. making his acting debut by playing a smuggler in a world without water, ai weiwei tells the story through the lens of a personal, human drama — an approach typical to his provocative and politically driven artworks. since the movie has been made in secret, and the team didn’t want anything sabotaged, the crowd-funding has begun after filming wrapped. ‘when the air is toxic and your lead actor is under surveillance, you make a short film and you shoot it fast’ writer and director jason wishnow acknowledged. the 10-minute sci-fi short project needs crowd-funding help in revealing the feature film across the globe. the team is asking for support through kickstarter, which you can see, here.
the chinese artist on set