The timeline of “Zoe’s Choice” covers 2 decades. It’s been a great challenge for us to find many actors ranging from infants to grandparents, as well as a variety of many locations. We finally came up with the plan to divide the scenes in different shooting phases so that we won’t be too overwhelmed.
Due to the pandemic in America, it was very hard for us to start the production of the film “Zoe’s Choice.” The length of our Taiwan scenes only accounted for 10% of the overall film, so we planned to travel to Taiwan to start this part first. The Taiwanese government required 14 days of quarantine and 7 days of self-isolation, with no public meetings and transportation, before we could actually start working. It added a lot of uncertainty to our trip.
Richard Jiang: Thirty-Five years old and immigrated from Taiwan to California. Very smart and intelligent, however has a strange attitude. Doesn’t understand how to communicate with his family, resulting in violent outbreaks. Couldn’t stand the way of working in America, so he left to work in Asia, leaving his family alone in America.
Emmanuel Resource Service” previously produced three testimonies: “Rise From the Pit”, “Fly Away from Superstition”, “Quick Fix”, and two short movies: “One More Game” and “Homesick”. And the English TV talk show ‘The Lighthouse” in San Francisco, California.
“Zoe’s Choice” is a film about how Zoe, a beautiful girl who survived a parental abortion, decided to keep her baby after witnessing her cousin’s dying dog cherish his last moments with his owner.