Excellence of the Acting Persuasion with Director Qiyu Zhou

The vision of a film is first conceived in a director’s mind. It may be difficult to find a “new” story to tell, meaning that the originality of a production often resides in the director’s concept of how to tell the…


Shi Min Yong is well spoken and confident without any hint of arrogance. She would most certainly be justified to possess a skosh of hubris due to the fact that she’s already a part of two acclaimed productions just as the TV and film production industry is beginning to work…


(Xi Wang — Animator and Digital Artist)

For Animator and Digital Artist Xi Wang, technology’s connection to the artistic perspective means more opportunities than ever before. In a very literal sense, it means creating works of art that human beings can interact with rather than simply gaze upon. Installations at world famous museums, live events for major…


PD Yuelin Zhao surrounded by a film crew — photo credit Zhichun Huang

Romance is not one dimensional. When you recall making that special connection with someone, you can envision the way the environment around you looked, the weather, a number of factors that transport you to an emotional moment. Production Designer Yuelin Zhao had the responsibility of setting this tone for the…


Zhe Song Editing Qafas

It sometimes seems that humans will never learn that war is something which only yields negative results for both sides of the equation. This seemingly obvious facet requires an explanation for every new generation and new war. In 2020, there is no better presentation of this than the film Qafas


Singer, songwriter, and music producer Sonia Schmidt is a walking dichotomy and that’s no insult. The contradictions in her music are the push and pull that culminate in greatness. Painfully honest while remaining defiantly convicted to her own vision and methodology, this European talent has crafted her own signature style…


(Director Barnaby Blackburn and producer James Drew)

As we approach the Oscars, one might consider the UK’s version of these awards known as BAFTA. Prominent among this year’s nominees is the film Wale which, in addition to its recognition from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, has also been Academy Awards shortlisted in addition to…


Dancer Aimee Payne is living the life of a rockstar without being an actual “rockstar.” This Canadian born dancer travels the world performing with iconic artists like Janet Jackson as well as those who are newly emerging, as she did on ITV’s X Factor UK. She admits to getting the…


It’s a timeless and borderless dream among musicians; you go where your heroes live and work, get noticed, and then start working with them. For bassist Martin Fredriksson, the dream has literally become reality. Growing up in Sweden, he was a long way from the artists found in his parent’s…


(McGregor with Michael Peña)

Lorena McGregor is aware that she is surrounded by very well-known and respected actors. What is also very apparent to everyone around her is the fact that she most definitely belongs in this group. As Sylvia Chavez, one of Cesar Chavez’s daughters in the film which bears the civil rights…

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