DIRECTOR I WRITER I PRODUCER
ONYISHI is a Nigerian writer, director and founder of THEVILLAGELAD- a production company based in Abuja and Beijing. ONYISHI made his directorial debut by the screen name of blackChenn, through 《betaCulture,》 a lifestyle show he created that is distributed through iQIYI.
He has worked on commercials, MV’s and short films with brands such as Sony and Taihe Music. He is also a PHD in finance candidate at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing.
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Aukse sees photography as more like a part of her soul and her camera is an extension of her heart and her voice. A lot of Aukse's inspiration comes from a reflection of her experiences. The best way to describe her style would be 'West Meets East' as it sums up where she has come from and where she is now.
Shortly after moving to China, Aukse's work has been recognized and published in Harper's Bazaar China, Cosmopolitan, and Cosmobride. Her affinity for high quality content creation has also amassed her a substantial following across both global and Chinese social media platforms.
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DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Cecile Zhang is a Chinese cinematographer who was recognised as the JUNIOR DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY by Angenieux ExcelLens in Cinematography at the 71ST CANNES FILM FESTIVAL. She was accepted into the Beijing Film Academy at 17 years old as the only female of her academic year.
Cecile has shot many narratives, music videos and commercials. Her first feature WEIHAI (2018) has been selected into the 43rd Sao Paulo International film festival. In 2019, she also began work on a Brazil China co-production named Three of Us and the Moon in which her role is both producer and director of photography. The production was also selected into the 2019 Shanghai International Film Festival Project Pitch.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Gavemic was born and brought up in Pondicherry. He learned the ropes of photography from the age of 11 at his grandfather's photo studio. He served in Dharamshala for 3 years and returned to Pondicherry to pursue his interests in photography.
He came to film industry join with P. C. Sreeram and Santosh Sivan have always been big inspirations for Gavemic. P.C. Sreeram taught him the basics of cinematography for about 6 months while after Santosh Sivan taught him about the aesthetics of cinematography, craftsmanship, the role of a cinematographer among other things. Santosh Sivan also gave Gavemic exposure to the other departments of filmmaking, particularly sound during his tenure as an assistant from 2001 to 2004. Gavemic got to work on documentaries, feature films and commercials during his tutelage from Santosh Sivan.
In 2005-2006, Gavemic branched out as a freelance cameraman assisting leading cinematographers in many commercials and films, including Mahesh Babu's Khaleja (Telugu) directed by Trivikram Srinivas. From 2007 to 2012, he worked as an independent cameraman in corporate films, documentaries and commercials.
In 2012, Gavemic started his first feature film as a cinematographer, Mastram (Hindi),. In 2013, he began working on Karthik Subbaraj's 'musical gangster story' Jigarthanda (Tamil) which remains his most famous work till date.. has received universal acclaim. Then, work on Nil Battey Sannata (Hindi) began in 2014, followed by its Tamil version Amma Kanakku. Both the films released in 2016, with a couple of months spaced in between. Bareilly Ki Barfi (Hindi) is also a noteworthy film in Gavemic's career. This enjoyable love triangle, brimming with UP nativity, was one of the successful Bollywood releases in 2017.
Artist Hu Chang Hui is interested in depicting the relationship and tensions between man and nature through illustrative styled oil paintings. "I prefer to tell stories from the animal's point of view because humans often think that we are at the centre of the world of the world despite the fact that all life is created equal", explains Hu Chang Hui. His art reflects the Chinese philosophy of the "Unity of Man and Nature" and its belief that man must follow the law of the universe, to respect and protect the natural, to have an insight into the truth that harmony can produce all things. Among his best known works are the 'Beautiful World' and 'Animal' series where animals and humans are painted against the backdrop of unique landscapes to reflect the coexisting relationship of all life. These works are painted on medium to large sized canvases. One of Hu Chang Hui's artistic goals is to create more societal awareness towards how humans should treat our environment.
An admirer of David Hockney, Hu Chang Hui's recent exhibitions have featured portrait paintings of his friends in relaxed casual settings. He justifies such a choice in subjects by stating that he will only create portraits of humans that he truly understands. Hu Chang Hui is currently based at the Beijing Song- Zhuang Art Village, his works have been exhibited at the China National Convention Center, Beijing 798 Art Zone, and exhibitions across China.
Hu Chang Hui's 'Peony Pavilion' (first painting to the right) will be featured in the 2017 Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition.