BIO 影人 简介

Joanne ChengJOANNE CHENG 程一若

Bilingual Writer/Director/Producer

跨文化双语编剧/演/制片

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 2003GOLDEN 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.

www.Joannechengcinema.com

  

JOANNE CHENG FILMOGRAPHY

FEATURE FILMS:

SIHEYUAN PROPHECY (Historical Drama thriller, in development, 2019)

PHOENIX UP, (an action romance,in development, 2020)

JOY GUANYIN (a fantasy action,in development, 2021)

DOCUDRAMA:

C/O BUTTERFLY (55 min, Docudrama,2015)

https://joannechengcinema.com/co-butterfly

DOCUMENTARIES:

RED FAREWELL  (Documentary, 2018)

https://joannechengcinema.com/red-farewell

A CHILD- Autistic Challenge to China (Feature Documentary, in post production, 2019)

https://joannechengcinema.com/a-child/

QUEST OF SAGE – (Feature Documentary, in post production, 2019)

https://joannechengcinema.com/quest-of-the-sage/

GOLDEN LOTUS-The Legacy of Bound Feet (Feature Documentary, 59min, 2006)

https://joannechengcinema.com/golden-lotus/

MAMA’S GOLD- The Orphans of Shangri-La (Feature Documentary, 92min, 2003)

https://joannechengcinema.com/mamas-gold/

CHINA GOLD RUSH- Intimate Portrait of Millennial China (Feature Documentary, 52min, 2000)

https://joannechengcinema.com/china-gold-rush/

SHORTS:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIZ (Short feature, 5min, 2007)

http://wp.me/P2jc7M-h0

LOVE ALL THE WAY (Documentary, 8min, 2012)

http://wp.me/P2jc7M-tN

DIGITAL STONE EXHIBITION (Documentary, 25min, 2008)

https://joannechengcinema.com/art-films/

PROMOTIONAL:

WORLD ENERGY FORUM (5min, 2012)

http://wp.me/P2jc7M-lX

JOANNE CHENG IN FILM INDUSTRY

Joanne Cheng as Publicist for Chinese Film Delegation visiting Hollywood 1998

(Joanne Cheng as publicist for China Film Delegation visiting Hollywood in 1998)Joanne Cheng 

跨文化双语编剧/导演/制片人,用英文讲东方故事的影人和使者

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。

作为影视副教授(2005-2013)分别在纽约理工大学传媒学院影视系和北京师范大学香港浸会大学国际联合学院影视系和 北京外国语大学英语学院教学电影美学,美国电影与文化,国际纪录片制作,导演艺术和剪辑艺术等课程。程是北外每年一度《电影论坛》创始人和双语主持人。

从2014年起,作为中英双语编剧导演和制片人全力投身跨文化电影创作。程将推出中国人文肖像的纪录片后三部曲: 探寻长寿秘诀的民俗写真《喜丧》2018,关注中国自闭症主题的《金童闭女》2019和西方人解析孔子儒学哲思的《问祖》2019。程同时双语制片其他中外合拍电影项目,双语剧本创作和译制到国际制片。

程坚实的双语创作能力以她二十多年纽约-北京的跨国阅历和生命体验为根基。她特有的哲学诗意思考将注定她能打造出有独特艺术风格并目标全球不同市场的国际影视力作。

Joanne Cheng discusses script in Hollywood 程娟在好莱坞谈剧本

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