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As her first short, Ella Wu wrote, directed, and produced “Patterns,” which is one of those story-within-a-story films.


The narrative unfolds through the lens of this young author struggling with writer’s block, unable to find an appropriate ending for her character, when in reality, she’s talking about herself.


It was filmed over the course of a week on Nantucket Island, MA, and due to COVID-19, all of the filming was done on her own. She even biked 10 miles to get that lighthouse shot! 

Text: Courtesy of The Universal Asian

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