Directed by Simon J. Young
Q&A to follow with filmmakers
CHOLLYWOOD is a behind the scenes look into the world of film making in China and how first time director, Dan, deals with being thrown headfirst onto his own film set. Dan quickly realizes that making the film itself is not his biggest obstacle; it’s his Golden Fish Award–winning leading man, Huang Zilei, and his internet famous pop star female lead, Ling. Dan went into film with the purest of intentions, to make art. Little did he know, however, that the world behind the camera has its own special set of rules. This is the world of movie making in China. Welcome to Chollywood.
Post Screening Panelists:
Simon J. Young, Director
Jill Wang, Producer
Simon J Young is a director/cinematographer who has worked for almost 10+ years in China. Originally from Toronto, Canada, he started working in China in 2007 shooting behind-the-scenes B-roll for local indie films. In 2010 he was awarded Best Cinematography for his work on “26 Happiness Road”, an indie feature-length drama from Hong Kong. He then worked with Academy award winning cinematographer Peter Pau on several productions until 2015 when Simon formed Soma Cube Pictures, a small independent production company based in Beijing.
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