Xie Bai

I was born on November 4, 1987。

Influenced by the poet's grandfather, my first language was learned through Chinese poetry, and I was deeply influenced by the concept of "inexhaustible meaning, visible beyond words" in Chinese poetry.

During my growth, I once delivered food, worked in a factory in Guangdong, worked in telemarketing, and met people with different lifestyles. It has accumulated a wealth of creative materials for me.

Graduated from the Screenwriter Training Program at Beijing Film Academy in 2015, and later participated in some work related to film marketing and distribution, clarifying the direction of producing independent films.

In 2017, I returned to God, transitioning from creating works that cater to entertainment needs to wanting to do what pleases God.

Starting from 2018, I started a life of watching, thinking, recording, filming, and cutting.

In 2023, independently produced the first short film PSALM

The current feature films in the preparation stage include THE LIGHT; INQUIRIES ;O,PRFECT LOVE

Couldyou briefly describe your project for our audience?
Psalm is an experimental short film. It made a complete attempt to break through time and space, purely using the theme as the core connecting thread. As for the theme, it is about faith. Its theme is to believe. Everyone's life is different, and that's not important. The important thing is that there is a big difference between believing in God and not believing in God.


What were your main aspirations or goals when creating this project?
I hope this short film brings hope and warmth to people, and if it can ultimately make the audience yearn for Christian faith, it would be very perfect. Of course, all of this is not about humans, but about God.

Share some memorable moments from the shooting process or any pleasant surprises.
This is my first directed film. Although I had done my best to prepare in advance, I still encountered rainstorm when shooting started. I and the producer, who is also my wife, have been praying for this. It's incredible to finish shooting in such a rainstorm.

Who is the primary target audience for your film, and what do you hope they will take away from it?
There are no inappropriate scenes or content for children in the movie. Apart from our husband and wife, the earliest ones to see the film are our 7-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son. They also love this film very much. So everyone can watch this film and may like it, including children. I hope the audience can feel peace and joy in this short film.




What makes your project an appealing choice for potential distributors?
Distributors will buy a very different movie. It has its own energy and perspective. And its viewpoint is not towards the world, but towards the soul, towards salvation.

How would you define your unique filmmaking style, and what distinct qualities characterize your film?
I am a Christian. I hope making movies is not only a job, but also a ministry.In the Bible, it is said: Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. (Ephesians 4:29 NIV) I hope my movies are like good words that building others up . Of course, when making this experimental movie, I made an attempt to completely break through time and space, achieving complete freedom in time and space. This creative technique will also continue in my next feature film.

What inspired you to pursue a career in filmmaking?
I think this is a call from God. My wife is an independent director, and her directing experience and abilities are much better than mine. I am responsible for the script and then hand it over to her. Then one day, I prayed and knew I was going to become a director. I told her, and miraculously, she was also very supportive. Everything went on like this afterwards.

Do you have a filmmaker or source of inspiration who has influenced your work?
In the field of cinema, I like Federico Fellini, Robert Bresson, Roberto Rosselliniand so on. But not all of their works I like.

Share a couple of your favorite films and what resonates with you about them.
Eight and a Half Rome, Open CityLadri di biciclettePickpocket Tales of Ugetsu, and so on. These are all masterpieces that have been recorded in film history, and almost everyone who loves movies has watched them.

Where do you typically find inspiration for your film projects?
The source of inspiration for each film is different. But overall, getting inspiration is more about spiritual life, reading scriptures, and praying. Always updating my perspective and life.