Ronald Cheng is excited that his new movie, “Elisa’s Day” will be in competition at the 2021 Osaka Asian Film Festival (OAFF).

As reported on Singtao Daily, the actor, who spoke about the movie, admitted that he took no remuneration to show support for a new filmmaker, since he knew how tough it was to make it in the industry.

“I started from the bottom, from an actor to becoming director one step at a time, so I have a deep passion for this. So when director Feng Zhi-Heng offered me the role, I said yes. Although the production cost was limited, the trust is not diminished,” he said.

The movie poster for ‘Elisa’s Day’

Ronald also sang praises for new filmmakers, saying that they have formed a kind of team that is worth supporting.

On the other hand, director Feng Zhi-Heng, who also wrote the film aside from directing it, expressed his gratitude to the festival for giving his movie a chance.

“Elisa’s Day” is a story of young people being abandoned. Ronald’s character represents the audience. It is tough to act out the sense of powerlessness, so I am grateful for his trust,” he added.

‘Elisa’s Day’ poster that highlights its selection into the 2021 Osaka Asian Film Festival

According to the First Feature Film Initiative website, the movie is a story about how a policeman faces a mistake that he made 20 years ago when investigating a crime-of-passion murder case.

The upcoming OAFF will be held in March.



Scenes from ‘Elisa’s Day’

(Photo Source: Elisa’s Day Facebook)