Stephen Inniss – Writer & Director
Stephen is an award-winning director whose films have played numerous festivals across the world. His professional work includes videography and editing, corporate videos, TV commercials, and web documentaries, including several collaborations with the music project CHANT. In another life, he was responsible for global oversight of business management systems at Velocity Electronics, a leading distributor of electronic components.
His passion for film was stoked at a young age by the Discovery Channel show, “Movie Magic,” which looked at the craft of creating special and visual effects. His first foray into making films of his own came during his senior year of high school in the form of an independent study class which culminated in the production of a short film and an hour-long public seminar breaking down what he learned.
He studied film, media studies, screenwriting, and editing at the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with a B.S. in Radio-TV-Film, and went on to earn an M.F.A. in Film Production with Emphasis in Directing at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.
Rongdanyang “Sunny” Xiang – Producer
Sunny is an experienced producer and a member of the American NATPE film association. She produced more than 50 short films, commercials, promotional videos, documentaries, MV and feature films in the United States and China, and participated in the production of more than 200 projects, including PUMA commercial, TV show “Rap of China”, Fitz and The Tantrums’s MV, etc.
Her independently produced works include the promotional video of the 6th Silicon Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum in the United States. Her short film “the Magic Door ” was shown at the Berlin International Film Festival. Her personal interview was published in the European film magazine and was reported by various major social media in Berlin.
Her works won awards in 21 film festivals, including Berlin International Film Festival, Houston International Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, Global Film Award, London Independent Film Festival and many other film festivals.
She holds a BFA diploma from television and film major in Academy of Art University. She served as a teaching assistant for Hugh Litfin, a senior member of the American SOC, for two years. She holds a MFA diploma from film producing major in Chapman University.
Sarah Reddy – Cinematographer
Sarah has been shooting films ever since she fixed her family’s camcorder in third grade. She studied visual art and graphic design at the University of British Columbia and went on to earn an MFA in film production with an emphasis in cinematography at Chapman University.
Katie Nguyenhoag – Production Designer
Katie Nguyenhoag attended Saddleback College, and is now a freelancer with a range of film, music, and art. Production design is a rather new trade up her sleeves, but her past experience of various creative fields has allowed her to fabricate ideas from different perspectives.
Zhe Song – Editor
Zhe is an award-winning editor and colorist whose work includes narrative films, experimental films, and documentaries. He studied film production with an emphasis in editing at Chapman University, earning an MFA.
Xiaodan Li – Sound Designer
Xiaodan Li is well experienced in sound design, meanwhile, working on 77 projects, ranging from feature films, short films to TV series and commercials. He has been nominated and awarded at many film festivals, including Golden Horse Film Festival, Motions Picture Sound Editors, Cannes Film Festival, Top Shorts Film Festival, and many other film festivals. We know him from Obscure (2019), Arctic (2018), Ba Yue (2016), IBot (2018), Behind the Spotlight (2017).
Duolin Ge – Visual Effects Supervisor
As an extremely brilliant visual effects artist who had 5 years experience in the industry. Projects include feature films, episodic television, commercials, and music videos, in roles ranging from compositor to on set supervisor. He is known to us all through Batwoman (2019), Doom Patrol (2019), Titan (2018), Geostorm (2017), Happy Death Day (2017), Isn’t It Romantic (2019), Ibot (2018), The Flash (2014).
Christopher Inniss – Composer
Christopher Inniss is a musician and composer based in San Antonio, Texas. He began his musical journey as a percussionist in middle and high school, and toured the U.S. as the drummer and founding member of the rock band We The Granada. He later expanded his instrumental skills to keyboards and guitar, and began composing and producing electronic music.
Tong Yu – Costume Designer
Tong Yu is a versatile costume designer. She believes that costume design is an art; is the idea of communication. She graduated from Film and Media major in University of California, Irvine. She has worked as a costume designer ever since for two years.
Nanako Fukui – Casting Director
Nanako Fukui is a San Francisco based film director.
Nanako Fukui was born in Tokyo, Japan where she spent her childhood until the age of 18. She moved to the U.S without knowing where her path took her. Storytelling had always been her first love, and soon she decided to become a film director.
She started her career at the age of 21 when she shot her first music video which won the first prize at SOMA showcase in Santa Barbara City College. Since then she directed several music videos, short films, documentary, and commercials and received several awards.