A Chinese film director, producer and screenwriter, Peter Ho-Sun Chan is regarded as one of the most accomplished and successful Hong Kong filmmakers in recent history. Born in Hong Kong, Chan spent his childhood years in the Tsim Sha Tsui section of Hong Kong, his teen years in Bangkok, Thailand, and studied film in Los Angeles during the early 1980s.
Tom Cullen (UK)
Born in Wales, Tom Cullen is a versatile, multi-awarded actor who has just made his directorial debut with a film he also wrote, Pink Wall. A graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, he burst into public consciousness back in 2011 with a lead role in the breakthrough drama Weekend, directed by Andrew Haigh.
Ellen Eliasoph (US)
Ellen R. Eliasoph is a veteran film executive and producer who has spent the last 25 years building bridges between China’s film industry, Hollywood and the global film market. The first Hollywood executive to be based in China, she established Warner Bros.’ Beijing office in 1993. She imported The Fugitive to China as the first Hollywood revenue-sharing film.
Dian Sastrowardoyo (Indonesia)
Born and raised in Jakarta,Indonesia, Dian Sastrowardoyo is an actress and producer, who began her acting career in 1999 in the film Shooting Star directed by Rudy Soedjarwo. Appeared in more than a dozen films, she won numerous awards including best actress at the Deauville Asian and Singapore film festivals in 2002 for Nan Achnas’ Whispering Sands.
Midi Z (Myanmar)
Born in Myanmar, Midi Z moved to Taiwan at the age of sixteen. His graduation film, Paloma Blanca, was invited to several international film festivals in 2006 including Busan and Gothenburg. In 2011, Return to Burma, his debut feature, was selected for Busan New Currents and Rotterdam Tiger competition.
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