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The Emperor and Truth Potion


It is a stage-liked and vintage style set based on the fairy tale "The Emperor's New Clothes" to tell that Jimmy, a 14 years old boy tries his best to poke the lie that the emperor is not wearing new clothes when everyone else tries to ignore the truth.

Our Review:

A brilliant take!!! An age old fable, beautifully visualized, improvised, characterized, sequenced and directed. There is nothing wrong to be the odd man out. Doesn’t the fear of being left out drives every one against one’s own consciousness? Jimmy’s conviction is so rare to see in many. A Special note of appreciation for the creative way of showcasing the title sequencing and closing credits. The stage, the décor, lighting, costume look appropriate for a vintage movie. Every actor who performed looks so apt as if they have just walked out of the fairy tale era.

Directed by: Yifan Chen


  • Yifan Chen Director

  • Yifan Chen Writer

  • Yuxin Chen Producer

  • Tori Bowman Key Cast "Jimmy"

  • Robert Crump Key Cast "Philip"

  • Dean Feldman Key Cast "Ulis"

  • Keith Hulett Key Cast "Maynard"

  • Leah Elm Key Cast "Amy"

  • Corey Foxx Key Cast "Tom"


  • Project Type: Experimental, Short, Student

  • Genres: Drama, fantasy, children, theatre

  • Runtime: 13 minutes 45 seconds

  • Completion Date: March 6, 2022

  • Country of Origin: United States

  • Country of Filming: United States

  • Language: English

  • Shooting Format: RED

  • Film Color: Color

  • First-time Filmmaker: No

  • Student Project: Yes - Savannah College of Art and Design

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