Mida Chu director
Mida Chu graduated magna cum laude from New York University with a BA in philosophy and minors in psychology and linguistics. He is a 2014 National YoungArts finalist. His films have been selected and screened at film festivals around the world, including Los Angeles Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, National Film Festival of Talented Youth, etc. Mida is also an avid collaborator of theater. He did media design for Round Room Image’s experimental play “Surrounded”, which toured in Longmont, Chicago, and Winnipeg. He co-founded Lamplighter Productions with Jordan Sucher and developed an original play “How to Be a GoodPerson™”, which opened in New York City and toured in Pittsburgh.
Crystal Du producer
Xianqi “Crystal" Du has produced 43 projects over the past six years, reaching a diverse selection of Chinese, English and Korean audiences. She has experience producing in China, Singapore, South Korea and United States. She worked as the Assistant Producer at Optical Films, responsible for the internal and external communication of projects in the company. Most recently, She worked in international sales and distribution team at TriCoast Studios and VMI Worldwide. She holds a Bachelor of Computing in Information Systems from National University of Singapore.
Qingzhuo Wang cinematographer
Qingzhuo Wang studied film directing at Central Academy of Drama. He received his MFA from Art Center College of Design. His films were official selections in various international film festivals. He’s also an influential guitarist and bassist in the music industry. His band Bye Bye Noise is one of the most groundbreaking bands in the Beijing rock scene. The wealth of experience working in different artistic mediums has gain him a unique taste in aesthetics. He enjoys shifting gears between contrasting visual languages, crafting the experience audience has never experienced before.
Xi Chen Chou production desinger
Xi Chen Chou studied scenic design at the National Academy of Chinese Theater Arts in Beijing. Her background in theater helped her become a strong visual story teller, as well as gaining proficiency in Chinese culture and fine arts. She completed her MFA in Scenic design & Integrated Media at CalArts School of Theater. After working in the art team for the Warner Brothers short films Luna, she fell in love with filmmaking. This past summer, she worked in the art department on a Sony & Amazon TV show, cementing her dream of a production designer on big shows.
Minjae Kang editor
Minjae Kang is a South Korean filmmaker who received his BFA from CalArts. His works focus on poignant, symbolic visuals and lessons about family life and acceptance. He wrote and directed narrative short films, notably Yellow Balloon, Inside a Bundle and Huff. His recent short film, Huff, was awarded the Panavision Filmmaker Grant. He served as assistant editor to the staffs in the Media Arts Department at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. He served as additional editor for the feature Flint Tale. He also served as assistant editor for features. Some of his credits are Thursday’s Child, Indigo Valley, The Rehearsal, and Under the Lantern Lit Sky.