Category Archives: interview

The Rich Life of Tora-san and His Family

I saw a touching documentary at a market screening in Tokyo Content Showcase: TORA-SAN OF GOTO 五島のトラさん. Director Masaru Oura kept a visual archive of the Tora family over a period of 22 years, documenting the family’s daily life, separation, reunification, marriage,

The Rich Life of Tora-san and His Family

I saw a touching documentary at a market screening in Tokyo Content Showcase: TORA-SAN OF GOTO 五島のトラさん. Director Masaru Oura kept a visual archive of the Tora family over a period of 22 years, documenting the family’s daily life, separation, reunification, marriage,

Jason Zhao Goes to USC

I had a talk with Jason about his off-and-on relationship with USC, right after he decided to suspend his 3-year MFA program for the second time to work once again in the film industry. Jason’s short film Illusion made in the

Jason Zhao Goes to USC

I had a talk with Jason about his off-and-on relationship with USC, right after he decided to suspend his 3-year MFA program for the second time to work once again in the film industry. Jason’s short film Illusion made in the

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

New Kids on the Block

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a professional producer in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a great director. In current China, there is no lack of fortune, but it takes time to locate professional

New Kids on the Block

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a professional producer in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a great director. In current China, there is no lack of fortune, but it takes time to locate professional

Amber’s Adventures in Wonderland

Sensitive and translucent, Amber KUO Tsai Chieh started her adventures in wonderland as a freshman, when she received the championship in a singing competition. Warner Music released her first album INVISIBLE SUPERMAN in 2007. Amber earned her first acting award

Amber’s Adventures in Wonderland

Sensitive and translucent, Amber KUO Tsai Chieh started her adventures in wonderland as a freshman, when she received the championship in a singing competition. Warner Music released her first album INVISIBLE SUPERMAN in 2007. Amber earned her first acting award

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