Five young martial artists are at odds as they wrestle with the weight of expectations, learning to master the five Wuxing elements: fire, water, earth, metal, and wood.

This short film first premiered as part of the UIUC AAA 36th Annual Fashion Show, a dance showcase of Asian American culture and talent. The film was played alongside live performances, hence why the film is split into parts. Together, the film and the performances tell a cohesive story. I highly recommend watching Wuxing Warriors along with the dances to get the full experience! You can find the full cut of Fashion Show on the official AAA YouTube channel:

Elemental bending VFX was made possible through Trapcode Elements designed by Zachary McCarthy @CGVisualsVFX!

Special thanks to AAA, Vicki Zou, Michelle Zhang, and all the Fashion Show coords that invested in this project!

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