The directing collective consists of seven filmmakers and journalists (Cathy Chu, Iris Kwong, Ip Kar Man, Huang Yuk-kwok, Evie Cheung, Han Yan Yuen and Jen Lee) who banded together during the movement and worked in pairs to follow each character throughout the year-long protest. It was a guerilla response to the explosion of events that happened that summer of 2019 and quickly formed this leaderless collaborative that continued on to complete the film.
Shengze Zhu (born in 1987, in China) is a documentary filmmaker and producer. Her directorial feature debut, Out of Focus (2014), premiered at Cinéma du Réel. Her second feature documentary, Another Year (2016), received the Best Film Award at Visions du Réel, and the Grand Prize at Montreal. Zhu co-founded the production company, Burn The Film, with director and visual artist, Yang Zhengfan, and has also served as producer for Yang's films.