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About The Gift


About The Gift

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About The Gift


About The Gift

“The Gift” is a heartwarming tale about friendship, tragedy and the love of music. Some children are born gifted, but the origins of these gifts are often a mystery. Are creative talents passed through our genes, or do early childhood experiences awaken them within us? “The Gift” explores this mystery while showing us how precious and delicate life can be.

Filmed entirely in Virginia, “The Gift” is a showcase of the beauty of its nature, the rolling landscapes, the farms and the uniqueness of our gentle southern culture that is still evident today. The film also serves as a reminder for us to cherish our love, nurture our talents, live our lives in a way that embraces our unique abilities and to encourage future generations to treasure classical music. 

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The Director


The Director

The Director


The Director

Created by Emmy Award-winning director Sunny Zhao, “The Gift” is a film you want to see again and again, not only for its emotional impact and stunning visuals, but for its metaphorical themes that seem to deepen with each viewing. A film based on his original short story and screenplay, “The Gift” is close to Sunny’s heart and draws on his background as a musician. Trained as a vocalist in China, Sunny was brought up in a music school for gifted children and he knows the joys and hardships of nurturing ones’ creative talent. 

As a filmmaker, Sunny has the reputation of telling a story with remarkable image and visuals which reflects in his work as a director and cinematographer. As the founder of a successful boutique production company, Dreams Factory, his understanding of music, artistic skills and creativity, has brought him to a place where he is being recognized for his unique talent. “The Gift” is his first feature length film.

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Dreams Factory


Dreams Factory

Dreams Factory


Dreams Factory

Dreams Factory is an Award-winning production company based in Richmond, Virginia, which has been known for it's unique style of creative work and the passion for excellence. Dreams Factory is a place where filmmakers and artists come together and create magic for your next project, providing the latest technology and tools needed to make your vision come to life. Dreams Factory has the ability to bring projects from concept to finish, allowing for a closer collaboration between artists, clients and others involved in the often complex but exciting exciting process.

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With Your Help


With Your Help


We hope this film will leave you profoundly moved, deeply touched, and connected to a world full of humanity and grace.

Sincerely,

Sunny Zhao

and the team at Dreams Factory