To express his profound love and admiration for his aging father, the artist Ma Liang invents a "time machine" in hopes of preserving his father's declining memory.
When the artist Ma Liang realizes that his father, an accomplished Peking Opera director and the major influence in his life, is suffering from dementia, he embarks on his most ambitious project to date--a life-size mechanical puppet show called the Time Machine. Through the building of his “time machine,” Ma Liang travels back to the times he and his father have experienced together to celebrate the unbreakable bond between a father and a son… and between two generations of Chinese artists.
SUN Yang(Director) is a documentary director and cameraman. He is on staff at China's Central Newsreel and Documentary Film Studio, making documentaries for broadcasters including CCTV, Youku and the Travel Channel. He has directed several short and mid-length documentaries, including The Second Album, Aken, After He Rose to Fame, as well as the ten-part series Take Me to Travel. He worked as a director of photography on A Century with Nanjing, Century Master, and South of the Ocean. Yang SUN holds a Masters degree from the School of Television and Film Art at the Communication University of China.
S. Leo CHIANG (Producer) is a documentarian based in San Francisco and Taipei. His Emmy Award-nominated film, A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES, about the transformation of the Vietnamese American community in post-Katrina New Orleans, picked up eight film festival awards and aired on Independent Lens series in the US. His most recent documentary, MR. CAO GOES TO WASHINGTON, won the Inspiration Award at the 2012 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. His other films include TO YOU SWEETHEART, ALOHA (PBS broadcast 2006) and ONE + ONE (CINE Golden Eagle Award 2002). Leo received his MFA in film production from University of Southern California. He is currently the co-chair of New Day Films, the American social-issue documentary distribution co-operative.