Category Archives: filmmaker

Yang Cheng, the connection

I first met Yang Cheng at the 5th China Independent Film Festival in Nanjing, where we both were volunteers. It was the age of MSN, Olympics and global financial crisis. Over the years, Yang wrote film reviews, organized screenings, took

Yang Cheng, the connection

I first met Yang Cheng at the 5th China Independent Film Festival in Nanjing, where we both were volunteers. It was the age of MSN, Olympics and global financial crisis. Over the years, Yang wrote film reviews, organized screenings, took

Da Peng

Web series director Dong Chengpeng wanted to make a feature film, but he only got a budget of 3.9 million USD that he tried hard to secure. He made the film anyway – a blinding troop of stars made a

Da Peng

Web series director Dong Chengpeng wanted to make a feature film, but he only got a budget of 3.9 million USD that he tried hard to secure. He made the film anyway – a blinding troop of stars made a

Dawn of the Ming Empire

Writer Guo Jingming has been reshaping the Chinese youth’s reading habit since 2002, while director Guo Jingming shocked the China film market in 2013. In 2014, Guo ranked 27th on the Forbes China Celebrity list, earning 25 million RMB. But

Dawn of the Ming Empire

Writer Guo Jingming has been reshaping the Chinese youth’s reading habit since 2002, while director Guo Jingming shocked the China film market in 2013. In 2014, Guo ranked 27th on the Forbes China Celebrity list, earning 25 million RMB. But

Han Han On the Road

On July 21, 2014, Han Han spoke to a group of curious journalists who have just watched his debut film The Continent at a press conference, talking about his childhood dreams. His voice was a bit trembling. “When I was

Han Han On the Road

On July 21, 2014, Han Han spoke to a group of curious journalists who have just watched his debut film The Continent at a press conference, talking about his childhood dreams. His voice was a bit trembling. “When I was

Ning Hao Unchained

Ning Hao has become a household name since his third feature Crazy Stone released in 2006. A three million investment winning over seven times more at the box office made quite a few headlines at the time. He has since

Ning Hao Unchained

Ning Hao has become a household name since his third feature Crazy Stone released in 2006. A three million investment winning over seven times more at the box office made quite a few headlines at the time. He has since

Tsai Ming-liang walks on

Tsai Ming-liang won the Grand Jury Prize in Venice and Golden Horse Awards’ Best Director for Stray Dogs in which Lee Kang-sheng won the Best Actor Award at the Golden Horse. In 2014, Tsai’s Xi You/Journey to the West was

Tsai Ming-liang walks on

Tsai Ming-liang won the Grand Jury Prize in Venice and Golden Horse Awards’ Best Director for Stray Dogs in which Lee Kang-sheng won the Best Actor Award at the Golden Horse. In 2014, Tsai’s Xi You/Journey to the West was

Chirs Edwards, CEO of The Third Floor

Beijing Film Academy launched the China-US Master Class this fall: Michael Peyser, one of Woody Allen’s producers invited his friend Chris Edwards, CEO of The Third Floor, to talk about previsualization. THE CHINESE FILM MARKET’s interview with Chris Edwards can

Chirs Edwards, CEO of The Third Floor

Beijing Film Academy launched the China-US Master Class this fall: Michael Peyser, one of Woody Allen’s producers invited his friend Chris Edwards, CEO of The Third Floor, to talk about previsualization. THE CHINESE FILM MARKET’s interview with Chris Edwards can