Medicine meets martial arts in this short film from director Roseanne Liang (My Wedding and Other Secrets). A resolute surgeon (American-born Chinese actor Marsha Yuan) is forced to break her physician’s oath after gangsters barge into her theatre, and interrupt an operation on a mysterious patient. Kiwi stuntman and actor Jacob Tomuri co-stars as the lead gangster. The bloody action film won attention on the international festival circuit (including the Sundance Film Festival). Soon after Liang signed to direct a feature-length version of the story.
...this short by Roseanne Liang blew me out of the water. It’s utterly fantastic. Violent, action-packed, beautiful and emotional, it easily takes its place alongside the best things I’ve seen this year. Roseanne is a huge talent and should be making a lot of movies as soon as possible.– Bridesmaids director Paul Feig on Do No Harm being one of his favourite films of 2017, Indiewire website, 29 December 2017
Southern Light Films