Competition Programme

GRAND CANAL

China | 2013

Johnny Ma

Director:
Johnny Ma

Screenplay:
Johnny Ma

Director of photography:
Wang Yifan

Film Editing:
Mike Long

Film School:
Columbia University

Producer:
Jie Chen,
Sarah Stallard

Production Company:
Maktub Films

Cast:
Mei Song Shun,
Du Xiao Ming,
Wang Hong Sheng

Duration:
19’

 

Synopsis

Greek tragedy told in a Chinese love song. Tragic events of a Chinese boat captain trying to collect a debt to save his fleet of boats, as remembered by his ten year old son.

Director Biography

Johnny Ma

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Johnny was born as Nan Ma in Shanghai China and immigrated to Toronto Canada at age of ten, where he learned his first English sentence “Can I play?”

He is a DGA and National Board of Review student award winning director. Other than filmmaking, Johnny enjoys teaching cats how to play catch like dogs.

Filmography:

2013 Grand Canal
2011 O Genio de Quintino