The Water Will Carry Us

laurels icon Best Short Of The Festival Nominee
  • Altered States
  • 29min
  • Narrative Short
  • UK Premiere
  • 2019

A solitary old carpenter has made a wooden-framed mirror by hand. The person who ordered the mirror is missing so the old carpenter starts looking for them, passing through villages and towns, carrying the mirror with him. As he travels, the mirror’s reflections suggest that something unusual is happening…

Shasha Huang studied Journalism at Nanjing University and Documentary at ESEC Paris. Shasha began her career in television in Shanghai and has worked as an independent director since 2016. Her first short film The Water Will Carry Us received the Special Jury Mention at the 42nd Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival.


Jizhao Creations


Shasha Huang

Executive Producer

Eason Chen


Eason Chen


Shasha Huang

Director of Photography

Li Jinyang


Tom Lin

Sound Designer

Li Danfeng


Point Hsu

Production Designer

Li Xinhe