We shot the pilot for our webseries a couple of months ago. The trailer is done and we have almost finished the editing of the pilot. We are currently trying to decide which web portal is best suited to this type of webseries.
You can watch the trailer here: http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNzM1MzU5NjE2.html
When I arrived at the Hot Pot restaurant, Scott Adkins and the other actors were already fiddling with chopsticks and brain storming how exactly to go about cooking their own food. Splashing raw meat and vegetables around in a steaming broth of Sichuan super spice was new to them. I made a bold effort to introduce myself and then listened attentively to all...Read more
I shot this movie in Qinghai in August and September, it should broadcast next year.阿迷走步电影十一分种的片花/AMi ZouBu movie 11mins preview： http://video.sina.com.cn/v/b/ 67976182-1280992005.html
Cake in school uniformWhen we went back to the restaurant we saw that the two school girls had left earlier. They had probably gone back to their homes to do homework. I had been thinking how things would go - if they were still there. When we found out that they had gone I was both relieved and disappointed. We had stopped there for lunch on our way to the Asklepion and the one girl, still in her school uniform, had sat with us while we ate two types of cake, one chocolate and one fruit, fol...Read more
I had to write about myself and also why I wanted to work at CCTV9 as part of application process.
Finding myself in China - a 7-year journey
The sky was sunny blue with silk clouds when I climbed on a plane and waved goodbye to my home. Home was, of course, Johannesburg, the big industrial hub of South Africa. Where was I going? America. How long? Supposedly 15 months. With who? Just me and my teddy bear. Why? To explore new territory. To find where I belong. To find out something about that...Read more
I didn't know where Guizhou was before getting sent there on assignment. It's one of those places that one hears about in passing but where no real evidence is given for its occupation in space. So it was with a complete blank canvas that I traveled down south to the capital city of Guiyang and then Zunyi for the annual Colorful Guizhou Photo-Original. This was the archetype Rediscovering China show - a huge international photography exhibition with Guizhou through the lens - China through foreign eyes o...Read more
Before arriving at the Shaolin Temple in Henan I had envisioned a white-bearded Shaolin octogenarian monk imparting wisdom and Shaolin secrets to students on a misty mountaintop. Maybe that image is a little embellished, I have still got scenes from Kill Bill and Karate Kid swimming around in my head. Still though, I was hoping to be romanced just a little bit by the Shaolin mystique. Suffice it to say, it didn’t work out that way. In short, no old guy, no mountain and no mist.
This program...Read more
Filming in Wenchuan was a tiring, frustrating yet ultimately meaningful experience. First off the elements definitely acted as spokes in our wheel of progress. We soon learnt that Wenchuan town and the surrounding villages were all in different climatic zones. Our one float parade was rained and snowed upon more than a few times to be amusing. Then there were the mountain roads where I’m sure I slipped a few discs. But that’s to be expected when you’re doing a story up in the atmosphere. The worst part was t...Read more
The sky takes on a softer, clearer blue in Ningxia and this together with the lush green farmland is somehow soothing on the eyes. Don’t forget the pollution free air, which tastes clean and crisp especially first thing in the morning when the sun is flickering on the horizon. It’s pretty quiet too – coming from Beijing, it is a novelty to be able to hear yourself think.Ningxia is a breath-taking placeRead more
I'm an actor, writer and producer based in Beijing. Been living and working in Asia for 11 years.