BIO 影人 简介
JOANNE CHENG 程一若
Joanne Cheng is the award winning China-born intercultural filmmaker known for her documentary portraits of contemporary China: CHINA GOLD RUSH 2000; MAMA’S GOLD,The Orphans of Shangri-la 2003; GOLDEN LOTUS,The Legacy of Bound Feet 2006; Cheng’s latest works include C/O BUTTERFLY(2015), a meditative hybrid film on abortion, sexuality and identity and RED FAREWELL (2018), an investigation on longevity in rural China ; Cheng has worked as a writer/director/producer/narrator for all her films.Cheng is currently in development of three feature film scripts: SIHEYUAN PROPHECY a historical drama thriller based on Cheng family legacy; JOY GUANYIN, a fantasy action based on a Buddhist legend of the fertility goddess; PHOENIX UP, a romance adventure with a Sci fi twist.
Born in Beijing, Cheng worked as a English speaking TV journalist/anchorwoman for China Central Television (CCTV) directing and hosting a entertainment program from1987-88. Cheng immigrated to the United States in late 80s and studied filmmaking and graduated with MA in Film/TV/Communication Arts from University of Maryland in 1990.
Before embarking on her independent filmmaking career starting 2000, Cheng has worked as a bilingual advertising/PR consultant under her own banner East-West Corridor Communications Inc.(based in New York) supervising conceptual strategic repositioning and designs and producing print, video and multimedia and creative marketing tools for corporate America/Fortune 500 companies doing business in China and Chinese markets worldwide.
Cheng’s US-China TV/Film projects over the past two decades include providing journalism /investigative reports for networks including ABC 20/20, MTV/Asia, publicity for PBS WLIW21 and Chinese film industry. For example: Cheng was the PR/ bilingual Publicist /Translator/Interpreter for Chinese film delegation led by Zhao Shi and Han Sanping visiting Hollywood in1998; Cheng was also the bilingual publicist and promotional host for the national syndicated program CHINESE AMERICANS on PBS/WLIW21 in Nov, 2000. In addition, Cheng also did book licensing for Mario Puzo’s novels to Mainland China publisher in 1995 and later film licensing providing Hollywood films to Chinese screens in late 90s. Cheng’s work included translating/adapting scripts/narration/voiceover.
As an associate professor of Cinema and Television, Cheng taught film/TV production and film aesthetics at New York Institute of Technology; Hong Kong Baptist University-Beijing Normal University United International College (07-09) and Beijing Foreign Studies University (09-13) where Cheng was the curator and host for the annual Intercultural Film Forum.
Starting 2014, Cheng is dedicating her bilingual writing/directing/producing expertise for independent features and international co-productions. Cheng’s unique Chinese American experience in intercultural communications and filmmaking over the past two decades has positioned her to create important cinematic works targeting global audience.
JOANNE CHENG FILMOGRAPHY
SIHEYUAN PROPHECY (Historical Drama thriller, in development, 2019)
PHOENIX UP, (an action romance,in development, 2020)
JOY GUANYIN (a fantasy action,in development, 2021)
C/O BUTTERFLY (55 min, Docudrama,2015)
RED FAREWELL (Documentary, 2018)
A CHILD- Autistic Challenge to China (Feature Documentary, in post production, 2019)
QUEST OF SAGE – (Feature Documentary, in post production, 2019)
GOLDEN LOTUS-The Legacy of Bound Feet (Feature Documentary, 59min, 2006)
MAMA’S GOLD- The Orphans of Shangri-La (Feature Documentary, 92min, 2003)
CHINA GOLD RUSH- Intimate Portrait of Millennial China (Feature Documentary, 52min, 2000)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIZ (Short feature, 5min, 2007)
LOVE ALL THE WAY (Documentary, 8min, 2012)
DIGITAL STONE EXHIBITION (Documentary, 25min, 2008)
WORLD ENERGY FORUM (5min, 2012)
JOANNE CHENG IN FILM INDUSTRY
（Joanne Cheng as publicist for China Film Delegation visiting Hollywood in 1998)
程一若（程娟）跨文化获奖双语导演兼制片人 以双语纪录片三部曲－中国人文肖像《东方淘金》2000,《金娃娃》2003和《中国金莲》2006 知名于世界十几个国家的国际电影节和美国公共电视。 新作品《一蝶》- 子宫狂想曲2015低成本独立电影作品。程正在双语编剧历史剧情片《四合之象》魔幻片《欢喜观音》和科幻动作 片《东凤西飞》
生于北京。原中央电视台英语记者兼主持人。1988年赴美深造影视获马里兰传媒艺术硕士后移居纽约。程在从2000年 从事独立电影创作以前曾于90年代初程创建的东西走廊国际文化传媒有限公司（纽约）帮助美国国际公司进入中国市场 提供中英双语广告公关咨询和商业影视制作，翻译口译配音；在中美影视业界，则进行双语电视深度采编，版权代理发行等业务。1998年中国电影代表团(赵 实、韩三平、童刚领队)出访好莱坞，程为美国英文媒体公关顾问并双语策划纽约中国电影节；2000年11月为美国电视片《美籍华人》推广的全美中文媒体 公关顾问；1995年程代理美国著名作家马里奥普佐《教父》续集三部曲进入中国。