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Post 90’s Chinese Female Filmmaker’s Cinderella Story

If Christy Wang didn’t have faith in her dream, she wouldn’t have been passionate enough to pursue it. Christy Wang, a girl born into a 1990’s era China, could have followed any professor and made some sort of academic achievement by now; or she could have been a rising star in the business world, or an enviable white-collar worker. Although this is the natural order for many other international students, Wang’s persistence and hard work paved the way to her destiny. Christy Wang was a girl just like Cinderella, who reached for her dreams.

 Where dreams set sail

Christy, with her passion for film, overcame many obstacles when she started in a different industry. She was a girl that did not depend on her appearance, only her strength, but left film and television hosting; she was a girl who gave up on a world of business executives, equipped with the power to encourage and inspire Chinese girls. She entered the American cinematography Mecca: Los Angeles! She united with other young people with the same dream, to create Illusion Film Productions USA Corp., and was awarding with countless and unending honors in the film industry:

The black comedy series “Life is Horrible” has won 5 awards, received 4 nominations and has been selected in 24 film festivals; the short film “Once More” won many awards including best male and female actor, best cinematography and best drama; another short film “Better World” has been awarded best student short film, best short film and other awards. With the brilliant achievements and practical attitude, the company has successfully established a good foundation for in-depth cooperation with many American film studios and companies. If you haven’t seen their work, you couldn’t feel the power that they’ve put into achieving their dreams.

The transformation of Cinderella

Christy is currently the CEO of Illusion Film Productions USA Corp., while studying in the United States, she is not only focusing on the film business, but she is also assisting in the Chinese film’s US production, for example, “My Sunshine”, “Run for Love”, “Never Gone”, etc. Her serious, responsible attitude and excellent professionalism are highly recognized by industrial professionals. Her dream started as early as when she was in Zhejiang Media University. In those days, when students were watching western movies, Christy thought it might be different to put Chinese elements into American film and TV productions.

What really made Christy transform was her working experience in media field from 2010 to 2012. Christy has worked as an intern reporter for CCTV news channel “China 24” and Phoenix channel. These experiences gave her new networking and allowed her to evaluate the quality of film from a media perspective. Her partner Rachel said, “without Christy, Illusion Film Productions wouldn’t be as successful as it is now.” Indeed, at the beginning of her career in the United States, she needed to reach out to all kinds of people, and she won the trust of Americans with her communication skills and stunning intellect.

To get involved in the American film industry, Christy started to work on set, starting with the hardest and most tiring positions. At the end of the day, Christy would be tired because of the need to carry equipment, tools and cleaning. She often found herself lying on her bed and falling asleep right after work. At that time, she may not have had dinner, but she could wait until she woke up, and eat a bag of instant noodle. Sometimes she had enough time to study American movies and figure out the more detailed aspects of acting behind the characters. The director would ask Christy first if there is no one did want to do it. With this kind of mentality, Christy mastered the basic process of film production.

A partner from the heavens

Rachel worked as the COO of Illusion Film Productions, and she was the perfect partner for Christy. Rachel had a wild and divergent way of thinking, and had a talent for writing and directing. In 2008, Rachel’s original collection of 190,000 words, “Ge Wei Yang”, caused a shock in literary and art circles. In 2013, Rachel participated in the production of a stage play named “Different Ways” in Hangzhou Grand Theatre, so she began to think maybe she might achieve new heights in film and television directing, so she went into the film business and met Christy when she was study in the United States. They met and created a new era of Chinese women’s film and television in the United States.

Christy and Rachel felt like two peas in a pod as soon as they met, she revealed the idea of setting up a Chinese film company, and Rachel was very supportive. At first, they don’t have professional directors, so they discussed the script themselves late in the night. They discussed matters such as which characters needed to be changed, and which one of the characters needed to be removed, and both of them will go over these problems over and over again.

From unprecedented support, the dream was starting to become a reality.

Sherry Yang and Heidi Yin then joined the Illusion Film Productions and quickly expanded the strength of the team. It has made the Illusion Film Productions into the fastest growing Chinese film production company in Hollywood, and written a new page into a history that women could be proud of. Christy and Rachel are determined to work with more American movie stars to produce even more excellent films that reflect changes in contemporary society and provoke a lot of thought in their viewers as well as provide them entertainment. “I believe that the productions of Illusion Film Productions will combine Chinese and western culture. The evolution of an era and exchange between the two countries are interpreted in a way that everyone would like to see in order to provide more ideas of value,” Christy stated. She is very positive about the future. 

Media Contact
Company Name: Illusion film productions USA
Contact Person: Heidi Yin
Email: [email protected]
Country: United States
Website: www.illusionfilmproductionsusa.org

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