Launched in the Year of the Horse. We talk to film-makers, actors, writers, and others about what’s shooting (and showing) in and around the Chinese Mainland.


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Michael Thede

Michael Thede

Founder & Contributor

Michael Thede is a Canadian screenwriter and story editor. He studied Film & Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario and is a graduate of the Writing for Film & TV program at Vancouver Film School. He first came to Asia nearly 15 years ago and currently lives and works in Shanghai, PRC where is he also a founding contributor of EastIndie.net.


Christopher Freeman

Christopher Freeman

Web Designer & Administrator

Chris is a Canadian graphic designer who has one foot in web and the other in print. He currently operates a small studio in Berlin, Germany.