ADAM JAMES SMITH (co-director/co-producer/editor)
Adam is a Stanford and Cambridge educated filmmaker from the United Kingdom. He holds a keen interest in the creation of built environments and the expression of identity within these spaces, almost exclusively in China and the United States and until very recently, in Japan. To date, he has produced, directed and edited four short documentaries in America - The Diner, Love & Allegiance (co-dir Tijana Petrovic), Shangri-La, Role Play - and one feature documentary in China, The Land of Many Palaces (co-dir Song Ting). Adam recently completed three new projects also shot in China that are set to be released during 2019 - Americaville, a feature-documentary about the replica of the Wyoming town of Jackson Hole on the outskirts of Beijing; Nightworld, an experimental kaleidoscopic meditation on nighttime in Chongqing; and Fantasy Factory (co-dir Kadri Koop), exploring the dissonance between lived and imagined realities through the photographic process against the backdrop of China's replica cityscapes. In addition to making his own films, he has worked for Rabbit Bandini Productions, Stanford’s Office of Public Affairs, the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, and the Chinese National Academy of Painting. Adam is currently an Assistant Professor of multimedia at Florida Atlantic University and an Affiliated Filmmaker at Cambridge University's Visual Anthropology Lab.
SONG TING 宋婷 (co-director/co-producer)
As a director and cinematographer, Ting’s short films have screened in many international film festivals. She was selected for the Asian Film Academy of the Busan International Film Festival in 2011 and the Golden Horse Academy at Taipei Golden Horse International Film Festival in 2011. Ting produced the feature film “Her Love Story” in 2011, directed by Gu Qiao. She gained her MFA degree in Film Production from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and holds dual BAs in English Literature and Finance from the University of International Business & Economics in Beijing. She has worked on films in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA, Singapore, Korea, Japan and Indonesia.
QIHAN WANG 王其寒 (co-producer)
A bilingual producer/director and a graduate from Beijing University's History Department, Qihan Wang has more than twenty years of experience in both documentary and narrative fields in China. Currently, she is producing “Born in China", a wild life movie jointly funded by Disney and SMG. Prior to that, she has produced a series of documentary projects broadcasted on China Central Television, BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic and CBC Television.
ROB SCALES (composer)
Rob graduated from Leeds College of music in 2008, whilst following his lifelong passion of becoming a professional musician. Rob now writes music for a diverse range of media, including films, trailers, adverts and video games. An accomplished violinist and guitar player, Rob uses these skills to bring his compositions to life. Rob regularly writes music for various production libraries, and much of his music has been used throughout the world, by companies such as Sony, Sky, ABC and Fox, to name a few.
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