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Jun Keung Cheung 張俊強

Cinematographer

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Film, TV & Radio.

JC was born in soho, London where his parents from Hong Kong worked in Chinatown. His early experiences working in the film industry was on the short film, Red (BFI, 1995) as a Runner and on the James Bond film, Tomorrow Never Dies (EON, 1999) as an on set casting assistant. He had also been employed as a sessional Youth Worker for various Chinese community centres, youth clubs/summer camps prior to attending university. During this time, he pursued fine arts gaining a place on the foundation course at Central Saint Martins and later attended Cardiff Institute of Art and Design and Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (Vancouver) graduating with a Fine Arts BA.

He began his career shooting short films and music videos in 2002. Since then his work has been selected for over 100 international film festivals including The London Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival.

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Siu-see Hung 熊小颸

Actress

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Arts. Entertainment. Film, TV & Radio.

Siu-see is a mixed race British/Chinese actress and voice artist based London. Born to a Chinese father and an English mother, Siu-see grew up in Hong Kong before coming to England to study dance at London Studio Centre in 2006.

Siu-see loved growing up in a mixed household, and feels so grateful that she got to grow up in an environment of both Chinese and British cultures.

Siu-see is tri-lingual, able to speak English, her mother tongue (literally!), Cantonese and Mandarin.

After working as a musical theatre dancer for a number of years, Siu-see re-trained as an actress, graduating with an MA in acting from Arts Educational Schools London in 2012.

Since graduating, Siu-see has consistently worked in theatre and voice-overs, as well as appearing in a number of films and TV pilots.

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Chike Chan

Actor, Producer

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Film, TV & Radio.

Chike Chan is a British born Chinese Actor working mainly in the film and television industry. He also works with actors making their firsts steps into the industry.

After attending Parrswood High School in South Manchester he followed in his brothers footsteps by continuing his academic studies at St Johns College. After the first year of studying Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Government and Politics he decided that this was not the route for him. He made the bold decision to leave the A level courses without completing the exams.

After studying for three years at The Arden School of Theatre he graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts Diploma in Acting Studies.

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Rosaline Ting 陈静姗

Writer
Prior to 2005, Chartered Surveyor


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Arts. Culture. Film, TV & Radio. Literature. Theatre.

In 2005, in her mid fifties, Rosaline stopped practising as a Chartered Surveyor to pursue playwriting. She is a Singaporean-Chinese living in London (a first generation immigrant) and drawing upon her multi-cultural background, she writes the untold stories of older Chinese women living away from their birth countries. In her writing, Rosaline uses a sprinkling of Mandarin and Cantonese to bring authenticity to her Chinese characters.

Her debut stage play was Journeys celebrating the courage of older women who take their own fate in their hands. Work-in-progress performances were held at Wimbledon Studio (2007) and staged readings at Tara Arts (2008) with funding from Arts Council of England and China Now Festival. Journeys was selected for the Women Playwrights’ International Conference in Stockholm in 2012, and for the ELDORADO(Hong Kong)! Festival in April 2013. A private reading was also held in New York (2012).

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Fuchsia Dunlop 扶霞 (Fu Xia)

Food-writer and cook specialising in Chinese cuisine

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Arts. Culture. Cuisine. Education. Film, TV & Radio. Literature. Media.

Fuchsia Dunlop is an internationally renowned cook and food-writer specialising in Chinese cuisine. She was the first Westerner to train as a chef at the Sichuan Institute of Higher Cuisine, and has been researching Chinese food and culinary culture since 1994.

She writes about Chinese food and cookery for publications including the Financial Times, The New Yorker, The Observer, the New York Times, Gourmet, Saveur and Time Out, and has been featured as an expert commentator on radio and TV stations all over the world.

She also appears on television as a Chinese cook and food expert. She speaks, reads and writes Chinese.

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Jason Francis Lau 劉健國 Bsc (hons) IEng MIED MCSD

Designer. Engineer. Film Maker.

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Design. Engineering. Film, TV & Radio.

Born and raised in Manchester, Jason pursued his dream and ambition to study Product Design Bsc (hons) at Brunel University and he has since been working in the field of design and engineering. He has a vast variety of work experience including web design, graphic design and mechanical design / engineering.

Jason's professional experience include working in San Francisco as a Web Designer at a widely known dotcom, Graphic Designer for high volume print applications in Manchester and most recently as a CAD Designer & Project Engineer in an international renowned engineering consultancy.

Adopting to specialize in mainstream mechanical engineering and design, he has contributed to various large engineering projects in the UK. Worthy of note are his contributions to the renewable energy sector (biomass, gasification, energy from waste, recycling). His technical engineering designs have been erected in the UK's largest biomass power station (Steven's Croft, Lockerbie).

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Daniel York

Actor, writer, director, film maker, musician, composer, polemicist

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Arts. Culture. Entertainment. Film, TV & Radio. Music. Theatre.

Born of mixed Singapore Chinese/British parentage, as an actor has appeared at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Court, Royal National Theatre, Edinburgh Traverse, Hampstead, The Gate, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Manchester Library, Leicester Haymarket and was Fortinbras opposite Alan Rickman’s Hamlet at Riverside Studios. For Mu-lan Theatre Company played leading roles in their award winning productions of Porcelain and The Magic Fundoshi as well in Sun Is Shining which played to sold out audiences at the King’s Head and Battersea Arts Centre in London as well as off Broadway New York. Has also worked extensively in Singapore for Singapore Repertory Theatre, tHEATREwORKs, Wild Rice and Pangdemonium as well as appearing at the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre in Yellow Earth’s English & Mandarin production of King Lear and touring the US in the acclaimed Aquila Theatre Company’s tour of Aristophanes’ The Birds.

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Leila Wong 王丽雅

Actress

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Film, TV & Radio.

Leila is a Chinese-born actress currently based in London, United Kingdom. Although she spent most of her teenage years in the UK, Leila spent her childhood moving between Hong Kong and London. She is fluent in both English and Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin) and enjoys travelling and working internationally.

Her love for acting began to blossom at the age of 7 when she played the role of a “Royal Child” at the Anna Scher Theatre for their “The King & I” production in 1999, which turned into a true passion at the age of 10 when she played the lead role of “Snow White” in a school play. As a child she trained at the Anna Scher Theatre in Islington, London for a number of years where she studied singing, dancing and acting. Funnily enough she only went there to “hang out with my friends” as an after school activity.

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Zoë Baxter

DJ/Radio presenter

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Arts. Culture. Film, TV & Radio. Music.

Zoë Baxter started DJing at parties in 2000 and progressed to Internet radio and then community radio. She has always had a keen interest in East Asian cinema and cuisine and this lead her to investigate East Asian music. Zoë collects vinyl with a specialist interest in 1960’s ‘Asia Beat’, Reggae and Rhythm & Blues.



In 2005 she presented and produced Ni Hao Chinatown parts 1 & 2 for the London community arts radio station Resonance FM focusing on the Save Chinatown Campaign and the history of Chinese immigration in London. 



Following on from this Zoë has presented and produced 5 series of Lucky Cat for Resonance FM as well as documentary features on Chinagrass (folk music from the grasslands of China) and Heroines of Hong Kong and Chinese Cinema.

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Jo Ho

Screenwriter and Film Director

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Entertainment. Film, TV & Radio. Literature.

Jo Ho is a self-taught, award-winning British Born Chinese screenwriter and director who was recently named Winner of the Women In Film and Television's 'New Talent' Award (2010). In the same week, she was also nominated for The CDN's 'Best Breakthrough Production Talent' Award, with her TV series, Spirit Warriors now in the running for 'Best Children's Programme' at 2011 Broadcast Award's.

Last year, she was named one of the Top Ten Outstanding Young Chinese People in the UK, and presented with the Big Ben Award for her 'Outstanding Achievement by a Chinese Woman in the UK Film and Television Industry’.

She has been selected for international development schemes including Pygmalion (Pal Labs) and was sponsored by AMPAS (Oscars), NFTS and Film Council on a trip to LA, as one of UK’s top upcoming talents.

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