NOV 26 2018

Car shoots in Shanghai can be pretty standard, but our client Final Frame in Germany wanted to make this one stand out – so we went the extra mile to get super-duper cool locations for the HELLA shoot. Nanpu Bridge is as awesome as bridges get in Shanghai – and of course you need to shoot it with a drone to get the full effect. The view we shot from above and the spectacular visual effects sent our film “Passion for Clean Mobility” soaring above the competition at New York Festivals 2019, snagging the Gold World Medal for Special Visual Effects! 


在上海,很拍出彩。我的客,来自德国的Final Frame却不足于常,希望能做出点不一来。在HELLA视频中,我余力去找上海最酷的拍摄场景。尤其是南浦大,是上海个大都市大气繁忙的交通展现!当然,不能少了无人机的航拍大全景。这个南浦大桥俯瞰和美轮美奂的特效制作相得益彰,让《热爱绿色出行》短片在2019年的纽约广告节中大放异彩,摘得特效金奖!


Mandarin Film helped Final Frame produce a film for HELLA in Shanghai last August. Shanghai is one of the world’s largest growth markets for hybrid and electric vehicles.


World lighting and electronics expert HELLA explains what current and future concepts for electric mobility could look like in the new film “Passion for Clean Mobility”.


The challenge was to show how electronic mobility works in Shanghai’s most fascinating locations, including the bund, Lujiazui financial district, and the incredibly magnificent Nanpu Bridge.


Passion for Clean Mobility《热爱绿色出行》


Mandarin Film worked with lead agency Final Frame in Germany to develop the creative aspects, lock down the cast and characters, and managed all local logistics including crew and kit hiring. The foreign crew worked seamlessly with a supportive local team, including the camera team, hair/ make up team, lighting team.  More from behind the scenes, please click here.


华影与来自德国的Final Frame合作,确定短片创意,选取演员,并且协调提供本地拍摄人员及设备。外方摄制团队和中方团队,包括摄影组,化妆组,灯光组等进行了非常默契的合作。更多精彩的幕后花絮请点击这里


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NOV 12 2015

Alibaba 11.11 global video

Mandarin Film worked with Alibaba to create a video seen around the world for 11.11, China’s shopping festival.

In an amazingly complicated and time sensitive operation MF was responsible for all aspects of production, simultaneously managing 9 crews around China to come together to produce a video that needed to be shot, edited and outputted in just two days, and delivered to the world on 11.11 itself.

Mandarin Film enlisted the services of director Donovan Greene to take care of the creative vision for the project, which was specifically requested by Alibaba head Jack Ma and included a gala event featuring Daniel Craig, Kevin Spacey, Rain and a multitude of Chinese stars.

The video was shown in New York on 11.11 at New York Stock Exchange as the stock exchange opened, as well as at the virtual bell ringing ceremony in Beijing, and an updated version including the bell ringing was subsequently uploaded to world media a few hours later.

We are proud to be working with Alibaba, the company that holds the record of the biggest IPO in history, and that smashed all records for shopping day in China.  Watch out as this company continues to go global – we hope to be right there with them, creating awe inspiring and imaginative fresh content every step of the way.

Here is the link to the two viral videos.


Alibaba 11.11 Video NYSE Bell Ring Version from Mandarin Film on Vimeo.

Alibaba 11.11 Video FINAL from Mandarin Film on Vimeo.

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FEB 27 2015

10 Amazing Chinese Locations You’ve Never Heard of

It’s been a fantastic year of the horse for Mandarin Film, and we thought instead of giving you the usual red envelope stuffed with cash, we’d send you something much more useful - unique access to ten of the best new filming locations we found this year…

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JAN 08 2015

Meet Me at Starbucks

Mandarin Film is proud to be part of Starbucks’ biggest worldwide campaign “Meet Me at Starbucks”- On this project we continued the collaboration with New York-based Co-Mission Content Group. Mandarin Film was chosen as the production company to represent China. On the 3rd September, 2014 together with 28 teams in other countries we are proud to have taken part in one of the companies’ biggest and most ambitious campaigns.

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NOV 25 2014

Parkview Green Modules

Mandarin Film outdid itself in completing a series of eight corporate/viral videos, at very high quality, in just six short weeks script to screen, for a royal audience in August 2014.

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JUN 25 2014

The Hong Kong Electronics Fair is the biggest fair in Asia and one of the most important dates in Intel Asia Pacific's calendar.  It’s a chance to show off new products, meet with suppliers, clients and customers to talk serious electronics.  
JUN 13 2014

World Made by Women

The World Made by Women - 4 x one hour series for BBC/Silver River Productions, UK.

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APR 03 2014

GE Medical

Mandarin Film recently wrapped up shooting on a promotional piece for GE Medical. The project bought together 3 continents, GE from America, the film crew from Paris based company Le’Square and of course ourselves Mandarin Film in Beijing.

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JAN 08 2014

Kardan Land

Mandarin Film completed a comprehensive series of 'script to screen' corporate videos for international real estate company Kardan Land's new mixed-use project in Dalian.

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SEP 11 2013

MF has produced multiple shows in the USA, Brazil and Uruguay for Middle Eastern talk show Khawater. Production has included everything from dumpster diving in the USA, to playing football with Zico in Brazil to spending a day with the President of Uruguay.

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