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Madame Pirate 

In a lawless world overrun by roving ships and ruthless men, a girl propels herself from a life of forced prostitution, into one of piracy. 

Living the pirate's life is easier said than done. One has to survive somehow living in close quarters with a bunch of unruly male pirates, deal with the Qing Dynasty authorities ' decision to clear the coast of us, to establish their power over the local population, and last but not least, contend with almost constant seasickness.
It turns out, that our heroine took it all on, and ended up becoming the most successful pirate in history. They called her Cheng I Sao, though History, mostly forgot about her and her exploits. 

We made 2 VR experiences, mixing animation and live action to bring the extraordinary story of Cheng I Sao to a modern audience. 

Madame Pirate : Becoming a Legend 
Taiwan|2021|6dof (Interactive)|Colour|17min|English, Mandarin

Starring ​ Yi-Ti Yao, Ling-Yuan Kung, Shang-Ho Huang, Hao-Hsing Hsu

Directed by  Dan-Chi Huang & Morgan Ommer

Produced by : Estela Valdivieso Chen, Adam Cullen Young, Lin Jin-Yao

Screenplay: Barbara Tran, Dan-Chi Huang and Morgan Ommer 
Cinematographer: Wayne Lo
Editor: Yu-Jie Huang
Music: Yu-De Lin
Presented by: Serendipity Films Ltd & Kaohsiung Film Archive.


Festivals / Becoming a Legend

Kaohsiung 2021 VR FILM LAB Originals

SXSW 2022 Spotlight Official Selection

Cannes XR 2022 in Competition

NewImages Festival 2022 in Competition

BIFAN 2022 Official Selection

MIFF 2022 Official Selection 

VRE 2022 Official Selection

Sandbox Immersive Festival 2022 Official Competition

Courant 3D 2022 Audience Award

Madame Pirate : Code of Conduct 
Taiwan|2024|6dof (Interactive)|Colour|16min|English, French, Mandarin

Starring Yi-Ti Yao, Anicca Panna, Dao-Yu Lin
Directed by Dan-Chi Huang & Morgan Ommer
Screenplay: Barbara Tran, Dan Chi Huang & Morgan Ommer

Produced by Serendipity Films/ Estela Valdivieso Chen, Jamie Lin

Executive Producer: Young Films International &  Digital Rise

Art Direction, Animation Design & Unity Development : Small Creative Studio
Sound Design: Chin-Lun Kao
Music: Owen Wang
4DViews / Volumetric Capture: IP Lab Studio. 
Presented by: Kaohsiung Film Archive, Serendipity Films Ltd, Young Films International,
Supported By: Bureau Of Audiovisual And Music Industry Development, MOC, Taiwan


Festivals / Code of Conduct 
SXSW 2024 Official Competition 
FICAM 2024 Grand Jury Prize Winner

More Information ​

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Barbara Tran

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All images copyright ©2021 / 2024 郭潔渝/魏妤珊

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