THE TEAM

KERRY YANG

Director / Co-Writer

 

Born and raised in Taiwan, Kerry came to the USA in high school then obtained a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MFA from USC School of Cinematic Arts.  In her absurdist fables, Kerry’s diverse body of work uses unconventional storytelling to both explore and subvert traditional views of Eastern & Western history.  

 

She recently finished her MFA thesis film, Genghis Khan Conquers the Moon (2015), starring Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa & James Hong. It was awarded the 2014 Fox Fellowship Endowment Fund. Kerry was also selected as one of the student directors at USC for James Franco's upcoming feature, Actors Anonymous (2016). 

 

Visit Kerry's website: www.kerryyang.com  Other Inquiries: kerryscyang@gmail.com

楊斯茜

導演 / 編劇

 

1988年出生,芝加哥藝術大學電影系與南加大電影碩士畢業。Kerry Yang (楊斯茜) 2015年以南加大畢業短片《成吉思汗征服月球》入圍多項國際影展與獲獎。作品具有強烈視覺風格,融合了東西文化元素,並擅以科幻手法,衍伸出顛覆性的歷史寓言。於2016年,Kerry與南加大電影系同班學生合導一部由知名演員詹姆斯法蘭柯監製及主演的長片《Actors Anonymous》Kerry目前正籌備個人首部奇幻冒險長片《Taroko》

STEVE EMMONS

Co-Writer

 

Steve Emmons has been a long term writing partner and collaborator with Kerry Yang. His polymath style combines an interest in history, life science, and astronomy as well as cartoons and the paranormal. He studied inter-disciplinary arts and animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and now lives and works in Los Angeles, CA as an Animator and Visual Effects artist. 

 

Visit Steve's website: www.steveemmons.com

EMILY FORMAN

Producer

 

Emily Forman is a cultural activist who prefers that her art, politics, practice, and theory be woven snugly into the fabric of everyday life. She often works collaboratively on public interventions, hybrid documentary projects, and on self-organized convergences like ‘The City From Below’ and ‘Pilot TV: Experimental Media for Feminist Trespass.’ 

 

Visit Emily's website: www.multiplefronts.org

AARON BUSH
Producer

 

Aaron Bush grew up on a wheat and cattle farm in Oklahoma. He has a Ph. D. in Marine Biology from the University of Hawai’i, and he read way to much fantasy and science fiction when he was  a child, and his favorite things include Thai curry, motorcycles, and beer. The last several years of his life have been occupied studying and making films, first in Hawai’i, then at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. 

ZHEN LI

Producer

 

After graduating from the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing and working as a talk show host for three years, Li Zhen moved to Los Angeles to pursue his MFA at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He founded the Association of Chinese Cinematic Artists in 2012 and takes an active role in bridging the gap between the Chinese and American markets through his involvement in many festivals and events.

 

Li Zhen recently co-produced the major network show HOT TICKETS in China, working with Michael Dimich, the director of Ellen Show. Now he is working on several China-US co-productions and developing his own first feature film.

GENE WARREN III

VFX Supervisor

 

Gene Warren III is a Visual Effects Supervisor, Visual Effects Digital Compositor, and Miniature Set Construction Supervisor drawing on over 25 years of filmmaking experience at Fantasy II Film Effects as the Art Director. Always on the cutting edge of Visual Effects, he also works on a team in the high-tech field of converting conventional 2D movies to 3D. Growing up amidst the production-intensive milieu of Fantasy II has contributed invaluable experience to Gene’s character and thorough knowledge – a winning combination to benefit many films in the future.

GUAN XI

Co-DP

 

Guan Xi is a native of Beijing China. She received her B.A. in Critical Studies and her first M.F.A. in Documentary Film Production at Beijing Normal University. Before attending USC, she published a photography book, Illusion, which features photos taken in India, Cambodia, Nepal and China. As a young filmmaker, she believes her camera is a weapon and she plans to use it to inspire people while building an everlasting legacy of art, vision and creativity.

NOAH KISTLER

Co-DP

 

Noah Kistler is an editor/director living in Los Angeles. He's edited over sixty feature film trailers and television spots for companies including Sony Pictures Classics, IFC Films, Magnolia Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Relativity Media, Music Box Films, Tribeca Films and others. 

 

His music videos have premiered on the websites for SPIN and Impose Magazine. 

He's currently finishing a MFA thesis at USC School of Cinematic Arts.  He has a BA in philosophy from Wesleyan University.

 

Visit Noah's website: www.noahkistler.com

ROBERT ABILEZ

Co-Editor

 

Robert Abilez is currently in his third year pursuing his MFA in Film Production at USC School of Cinematic Arts. Robert's focuses are in cinematography and editing. While at USC Robert has edited and shot several advanced projects and has also worked closely with the Media Institute for Social Change at USC, and has recently finished production on "Aftermath" a narrative PSA about the cutting of after school programs. 

SEAN JARRETT 

Co-Editor

 

Sean Jarrett’s editing credits include work for ABC, AOL, and Georgetown University.  Additional editing credits include the Subway produced Miss Mustard Glade, which was the recipient of the 2015 Student Emmy for Best Scripted Series.  He holds an MFA in Film and Television Production from the University of Southern California where he was the editor of over a dozen Master’s projects including four Thesis films.  Over/Under, a film Sean directed, will premiere at the Vegas Independent Film Festival this May.

VERONICA LI

Sound Designer 

 

Veronica Li grew up in China and graduated from Peking University, Beijing. She is working toward her MFA at USC School of Cinematic Arts. She found her passion for sound while studying at USC. She has done production sound, sound editing and mixing for a lot of short films. STAND, a documentary film for which she worked on both production and post sound, won the Outstanding Achievement in Sound Faculty Award in 2014 First Look Festival.

PANTAWIT KIANGSIRI
Composer

 

Pantawit Kiangsiri is a composer of more than seventy works, including chamber music, orchestral compositions, and opera. Pantawit is also active in film and commercial music, his recent credits including Thailand’s epic “King Naresuan 5″, Chinese box office hit “The Monkey King”, and British animated series “Paddle Pop Adventures”.  Kiangsiri received his diploma in film scoring at University of Southern California and M.M. in composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Among his teachers were legendary Bruce Broughton, Christopher Young, Somtow Sucharitkul and Narong Prancharoen. He currently resides in Los Angeles, where he is productively composing for film and concert hall.

 

Here's a link to our film OST:

https://soundcloud.com/pantawit-kiangsiri/sets/genghis-khan-conquers-the-moon-ost

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