China can be an unforgiving mistress for those in production. To foreign productions peering in, it seems exciting and new but with the hurdle of being completely unfamiliar. We are here to get you past such obstacles and provide high level of support for all your production service needs within Mainland China.
China is one of the largest countries in the world, and it has the landscape to match. Within these borders there is a range of panoramic scenery sweeping across the highest mountains to the sandy deserts and into the super metropolis of Shanghai and Beijing.
Shanghai is a world city with a deep history of commercial production. The many foreigners that call it home enrich local casting choices. With all of the 4A agencies having branch offices in Shanghai, and it being the economic epicenter of China, the commercial production market here has been on overdrive for the past twenty years to build upon current and toward future success. Results include very experienced crew that are locally based and the equipment to match.
Beyond Shanghai there are countless places to shoot within China to capture the many faces of the true Chinese feeling that cannot be duplicated anywhere else. Our services in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Macau are only the tip of the iceberg.
There is always a hint of disingenuous when shooting for China elsewhere, and it can really tarnish a spot. We want to help achieve the best possible final work for our clients, and we will diligently strive to that end.
We have the experience and, more importantly, the international sense that is required to accomplish what our clients need when shooting in China. At the helm of our team is Joan Chen and her well-rounded production sense sharpened during work in China as producer or first AD for directors like Anthony Hoffman, Eli Sverdlov, Stuart Douglas, and Paul Mignot. Feature film producer Kyler Huang’s experience filming overseas and across China with the likes of Jackie Chan make her an invaluable asset for long-format projects.
Regardless of how good the tools are at your disposal, without a proper production and execution there will always be challenges that need to be addressed.
We welcome you to Shanghai and China - a part of the world increasingly open to all productions within the global community. There is so much China has to offer that it cannot be summed up in words, and it is our hope that you able experience it for yourselves with us.
Ken Li, Executive Producer.
Happy Face Films.