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Grass Patch is the crystallization of all my thoughts, revelations, and traces of my steps in the big city. It is a journey of self-discovery, from the start to the goal, and all that's in between. Living in a fast-paced city can be suffocating, this film is a reminder to me that, in a world that is always rushing - a world that is full of conflicting thoughts - don't forget to find a patch of grass where you can breathe, and most importantly, dream.

Roni Niu is a Writer, Director, and Animator from Taiwan. Roni’s screenplay and short films have received international awards and global distribution, and have premiered in London’s Rich Mix Cinema. As the inaugural cohort of the NFTS and Amazon Prime Video’s Craft Academy, Roni has experience working on productions from channels such as Amazon Prime, Disney +, BBC, and HBO. In 2023, he developed STOP with Emmy-nominated platform OTV as one of their 2023 Screenwriting Fellows, and received 1st Place in OTV and the Sundance Institute’s launch of “Pitch, Please!“, a pitch competition mobilizing diverse storytellers. more...

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