Date & Time: 24th February, 13.00 GMT | Format: Live on Zoom
We are pleased to invite dir. Michelle Chen to share some of her motives, thoughts, and experience of making Daughter of Shanghai, and also discuss a bit further about Ms. Tsai Chin. Please register (50 max.) to engage with the director and ask questions about the film.
Michelle Chen (Chen Miao) graduated from Ohio University (MFA) and Beijing Film Academy (BFA). As one of the “sixth generation” filmmakers, she worked as a production manager and co-producer for Fox World Wide, a Hollywood production company, and ESPN, an American sports network. In 2005, Chen directed the feature film “Mini”, which was a successful adaptation of Wang Anyi’s novel; In 2006, she directed the coming-of-age film “Thirteen-Years-Old Girl”, which participated the 60th Cannes Film Festival, and won awards at the Beijing University Film Festival and Uruguay Youth Film Festival in 2007. Her films have a fluid narrative style, as well as a modern and international perspective. In 2011, Chen completed the feature film “Children of the Stars”.
Guest: Richard Nash
Richard Nash is a British filmmaker with 25 years’ experience of making programmes for the BBC, Channel 4, Sky and Discovery, including feature-length documentaries on the history of cinema. He is co-founder of Anglo-Chinese venture Warm Bath Productions with I Supermodel producer Matti Gao. Their latest films include Children of Shanghai with Bear Grylls (recently acquired by Sky Documentaries) and The Writer Who Runs London with Feng Tang, both of which Richard directed.
Host: Hiu Man Chan
Dr Hiu Man Chan is a lecturer and consultant specialising in UK-China, EU-China relations in the creative industries, particularly the film sector. An entrepreneur at heart and passionate about knowledge transfer, she is Founder and Director of a non-profit organisation, UK-China Film Collab and Series Editor of Intellect China Library.
Please register your place here, a zoom link invitation will be sent out before the event.