Mark Lee-Ping Bing - Director of Photography
Mark Lee Ping-bing is a celebrated and renowned Taiwanese cinematographer with over 70 films to his credits and is the recipient of 21 international awards. He began his film career in 1977, and in 1985 started his prolific collaboration with Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiaohsien. Known best for his use
of natural lighting and graceful camera movement, Lee received the Grand Technical Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000 for In the Mood for Love.
A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Mark Lee was honoured with nominations by the American Society of Cinematographers for its 2014 First Annual Spotlight Award for Best Cinematography for his work on the 2012 film Renoir and by the French Academy of Cinema Arts for a Cesar
Award for Best Cinematography in 2014 also for the film Renoir.
He has been awarded 2 Glory of the Country Awards from the Government of Taiwan.
In 2009, Taiwanese director Chiang Hsiu-chiung and Kwan Pun Leung made a
documentary about Mark Lee entitled Let The Wind Carry Me. The same year,
a book of his photography entitled A Poet of Light and Shadow was published.
Max Dipesh Khatri - Producer
Max Dipesh Khatri, born in 1984 in Nepal, is CEO, co-founder of
Shatkon Arts Productions, one of Nepal’s leading production companies.
Shatkon Arts was established in 2006 with the primary objective of developing, fostering and supporting a culture of independent theatre and film in Nepal’s emerging arts industry. Established in conjunction with dedicated theatre artists and film enthusiasts.
In 2014, Shatkon Arts produced Nepal’s multiple award-winning film
Talakjung vs Tulke that was selected as the Nepalese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards. Its latest production Jatra (2016) also won multiple awards, including Nepal’s best film, best director and best actor in the 2017 national critics’ awards.
Most recently, Dipesh Khatri produced Khyentse Norbu’s Looking for
a Lady with Fangs and a Moustache (2019), and his short film Year 2118 (2018) , Which was selected for the prestigious 58 th International Art
Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, where it has been showing since May 2019.
His second short film, Supermonk (2018) opened at the Locarno Open
Doors festival and won many awards in Nepal as well as the Best Short Film award at War on Screen in France. He is also Supervising Producer of the sequel to Jatra (2016) – Jatrai Jatra (2019) – which is still running in select cinemas in Nepal since its May 2019 premiere.
Zhuangzhuang Tian - Executive Producer
Tian Zhuangzhuang was born April 1952 in Beijing China. He is a Chinese film director, producer and actor.
Tian was born to an influential actor and actress in China. Following a short stint in the military, Tian began his artistic career first as an amateur photographer and then as an assistant cinematographer at the Beijing Agricultural Film Studio. In 1978, he was accepted to the Beijing Film Acadmedy, from which he graduated in 1982, together with classmates Chen Kaige and Zhang Yimou. The class of 1982 collectively would soon gain fame as the so-called Fifth Generation film movement, with Tian Zhuangzhuang as one of the movement's key figures.
Tian‘s early career was marked both with avant-garde documentary infused films On the Hunting Ground (1985), The Horse Thief (1986) to more commercial fare Li Lianying: The Imerial Eunuch (1991). In 1991, Tian began work on a quiet epic about one of modern China’s darkest moments. This film, The Blue Kite (1993), would eventually result in Tian‘s nearly decade long exile from the film industry, an exile he returned from with Springtime in a Small Town (2001). Throughout the 2000s, Tian Zhuangzhuang returned to the fore of Chinese cinema, directing films like the biopic The Go Master (2006) and the historical action film The Warrior and the Wolf (2009). Since his banning after the release of The Blue Kite, Tian has also emerged as a mentor for some of China's newest film talents, and he has helped produce several important films for these new generations of directors.
Olivia Harrison - Executive Producer
Olivia Trinidad Harrison is a Mexican-American film producer, philanthropist and the widow of musician George Harrison.
Olivia produced the Grammy award winning film of the 2002 Concert For George which she organised to benefit the Material World Foundation in memory of George. In 2012 Olivia received an Emmy for Outstanding Nonfiction Special from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for her role as producer of the Martin Scorsese directed documentary: George Harrison: Living in the Material World.
In addition to producing, Olivia continues the philanthropic work George Harrison began in 1973 when he founded The Material World Foundation, a charity that encourages and promotes the exploration of alternate and diverse forms of artistic expression and philosophies. Through the Material World Foundation, Olivia works closely with Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation to ensure the preservation of films from across the globe, restoring such important works as: Sergei Parajanov's The Color of Pomegranates, a cinematic ode to the 18th Century poet Sayat Nova; Emilio Fernàndez's beloved Mexican classic Enamorada; Charlie Chaplin’s The Count; Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, arguably the greatest British film ever made; Marcel Ophuls' monumental documentary The Memory of Justice, and many more.
Ram Raju - Executive Producer
Ram Raju is a technology entrepreneur and has built and invested in several software companies. As a pioneer in e-commerce, digital rights management, digital distribution he founded Powerknowledge Solutions in 1996 and Kivuto Solutions in 1999. Kivuto Solutions is a global leader in digital solutions with customers in 192 countries, operating in fifteen languages and managing licenses for global companies like Microsoft, IBM, Adobe, and VMware. Ram also served as a member of Canadian Crown Corporation, Telefilm Canada, that funds Canadian Feature Films for almost ten years and chaired the Strategic Planning Committee for three years. His interest in film has also led him to becoming a financial partner for Hotdocs International documentary festival in Toronto. Ram sits in the Boards of several technology companies and non profits in Canada and abroad. His core passion is to solve fundamental human problems with scalable technology, and diverse arts and literature.
Aona Liu - Executive Producer
Aona is the founder CEO of Philosojoy Pte Ltd, her love of visual art and literature drew her to the passion of art film. Grown up in different countries and exposed to diverse cultures, people and rich history, she is also a passionate travel and photography enthusiast, and a ‘professional suitcase maker and packer’.
Since her first trip to Nepal as a pilgrim, this mystical and magical place has been very special to her. A young wanderer, she continues to dream, to travel, and to inspire.
Kate McCreery - Executive Producer
Kate McCreery is an executive producer with a wealth of experience in the UK AND US film industry over a 25 year period. From developing, financing, and distributing feature films and documentaries to crafting branded film content for major fashion houses, her understanding of film is truly extensive. Films and directors she has been involved in are: Hector (starring Peter Mullan, winner of awards), Underhill (doc shown on Sky),Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones), Justin Chadwick (Mandela), Khyentse Norbu (The Cup), legendary documentary maker Nick Broomfield, One Night in Turin (feature doc) , Lar’s Von Trier (Dancer in the dark), Feature Doc about Sex Pistols (Filth and the Fury). She has just exec produced a short film starring Rosamund Pike, with cinematographer Seamus McGarvey and in the last three years has done countless commercials for Gucci, Dior, Hermes, Botega Veneta, Bulgari, Mulberry, Burberry etc etc.