Mandarin Film

Mandarin Film has produced and co-produced a number of award-winning documentaries for an international audience. Mandarin Film can help make your foreign film, documentary, TV or online content happen in China. Founded in 2006, Mandarin Film has provided production services for corporate videos, documentary series and feature length docs, and multi-million dollar budget Hollywood movies.

Examples of clients include the BBC and other worldwide TV broadcasters, Audi, Microsoft and various Hollywood and Bollywood production companies. You can look at a full list here, and a few testimonials here. Mandarin Film offers a full range of production services and complete support in order to make your shoot a success.

Mandarin Film

TEAM

Li Wei
Li Wei
Producer

Living in Beijing for almost two decades, Li Wei has always been fascinated by the vibrant crowd of talented and creative people in film and documentary industry the capital city has to offer. After a professional experience in journalism and public relations in both state-owned organization and multinational companies, Li Wei joined the documentary production by contributing her expertise in business development, client negotiation, marketing and project management, and has produced documentaries for major TV channels and promising video website in China and overseas. 

Patrick Carr
Patrick Carr
CEO

The Man with the Plan, Patrick is Founder/Producer/Director/Creative Fountainhead extraordinaire (he told us to write that).  Having graduated from Oxford University with a First Class degree in Chinese, he has spent the last 15 years in and around China, and has produced and directed award-winning documentaries, outrageous TV shows and innovative online content.  Fluent in English, Chinese and French and always with a steady hand on the rudder, Patrick enjoys being a dad, eating Hunanese food and travelling to far-flung corners.

 

Qiuping Li
Qiuping Li

Caressed by the gentle wind and beaten by the blistering sun of south China, Qiuping is a traditional girl who enjoys imagining her future surrounded by northern snow. Of calm disposition until stirred into action, when she becomes a ferocious tiger, Qiuping likes growing potted plants. However, she is on the way to becoming a tough woman. It was a special feeling for her to travel across the old alleyways of Quanzhou and the beautiful byways of Taiwan while studying at Huaqiao University and I-Shou University in Taiwan as an exchange student. Qiuping has a persistent pursuit of producing documentaries full of humanity and becoming the best person she can be while working at Mandarin Film.

 

Sascha Schöberl
Sascha Schöberl
Editor

Sascha is a filmmaker, director, dop and editor. Sascha's passion for documentaries, to seek untold stories and beautiful pictures has been driving him around the world for years allowing him to enter enter wonderful exciting worlds, from the complex voodoo cult of Indonesia, to the deep jungles of South America, to the most exciting sea creatures and even the inner circles of the Yakuza. Sascha's movies have been screened at numerous international film festivals and have won several awards. 

Shuo Wang
Shuo Wang
Accountant

Graduated from Renmin Uni of China, my 20 years accounting experience covers a wide range of clients in industries including finance, telecom, new media and foreign trade. Mandarin Film is a great place to combine my accounting experience with my enthusiasm in documentary films. I find it a great family in Mandarin Film, and I'm here for the team whenever anything is needed in finance and accounting.

Yuan Wang
Yuan Wang

Contrary to the typical image of an accountant, I love adventures and to explore new things. I find it echoing with the charm of making documentaries - to be genuine, to experience different lives and to get to know all kinds of people around the world. With my curiosity and enthusiasm in documentaries, I hope my experience working with Mandarin Film helps pursue what I want in life.

Yujia Wen
Yujia Wen
Producer

Growing up in both China and Canada, Yujia feels perfectly at home East and West.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce and has since worked in the advertising and media industries, working and living in five different countries before making a commitment to stay in Beijing. Yujia made her foray into film after getting involved as an interpreter at the Beijing Independent Film Festival in 2013. She is fascinated by the intersection between culture and commerce, contemporary art, independent documentaries — and finds herself most at home roaming ancient Chinese villages and Tibetan monasteries.

Mandy Li
Mandy Li
Producer/Director

Mandy Li is a trilingual, tenacious Beijing-born senior producer who can spot a good character from a mile away. Mandy has seven years experience producing for foreign media in China. For Mandarin Film, Mandy has produced documentaries for high-profile international channels like National Geographic, the BBC and Discovery, as well as CCTV and BTV in China. In a managerial role at Mandarin Film, Mandy keeps everyone in line and the filmmaking business sailing smoothly. In 2014, Mandy was selected as one of the 5 winners of Nanjing Calling: Discovery’s First Time Filmmakers, and will make her directorial debut with Discovery Asia. Mandy speaks English, Mandarin and Spanish. 

 
Matias Wang
Matias Wang
Assistant Cameraman, Researcher

Matias is an experienced trilingual project coordinator, who used to be part of the special effects team making Hollywood blockbusters like Olympus Has Fallen and Pacific Rim. He’s a big Coen brothers fan and real passionate about music as well.

CLIENTS & PARTNERS

  • alibaba
  • apple
  • BBC
  • discovery
  • national geographic
  • rte
  • microsoft
  • iwc
  • mb
  • nike