AUG 16 2019

This Is Football《这就是足球》


This is Football is a landmark six parts feature documentary series for Amazon Prime that explores football and its impact on global cultureCo-written by journalist John Carlin and produced by Brutal OctoberMandarin Film helped with all aspects of the production in China.

《这就是足球》是一部共分为6集具有里程碑意义的系列纪录片,该片在亚马逊Prime播出,探讨足球及其对全球文化的影响。该纪录片由记者约翰·卡林联合编剧,Brutal October公司制作。华影制片帮助了该片在中国的制作。

This is Football - Official Trailer from Mandarin Film on Vimeo.

Across the episodes the project explores universal themes of the human experience: redemption, hope, love, fate, wonder, faith, through incredible stories turned up from every continent on Earth. The China part is a real-life story about a team of football players in Zhengzhou and how they play football in a unique way in a city they love.


“In the year of World Cup, as a huge Chinese football fan, it’s an honour and quite exciting experience to be part of an international series documentary about football which filmed in my hometown Zhengzhou. I’m proud of my team, the Thursday Football Club. I hope our story may inspire more amateur football players, and encourage them to be more creative when facing challenges, and let the passion towards football become a significant part of their lives. ” – Mr. Ba, This is Football contributor

在世界杯的这一年,作为一名中国的超级足球迷,能在我的家乡郑州拍摄关于足球的国际系列纪录片的一部分,是一种荣誉,也是一种激动人心的经历。为我的球队——星期四足球俱乐部感到骄傲。希望我们的故事可以激励更多的业余足球运动员,鼓励他们面对挑战时更有创造力,让对足球的热情成为他们生活中重要的一部分。 ————巴先生,《这就是足球》主人公

Key challenges for the production were obtaining all the permissions necessary to access filming a China Football Association Super League match: Henan Jianye vs Hebei Huaxia, drone filming access and very quickly assemble local drone pilot, cameraman and additional kit on the ground.

在该纪录片制作中最大的挑战是,获得拍摄中国足球协会超级联赛:河南建业VS河北华夏 的所有权限,包括无人机的拍摄许可,以及迅速召集无人机飞手、摄影师和所需设备的就位。

“Thank you Shan-Shan, for working so tirelessly with us over the last few months to even get us to China and for your dedicated work while we were filming. You really impressed us all with your professionalism and ability to get the impossible to happen! Thank everyone involved in making our shoot possible in Zhengzhou. We had a really fantastic time and got some incredible footage that’s going to really stand out on screen.”  – Sophie Cunningham, This Is Football Producer

谢谢珊珊,在过去的几个月里,你不知疲倦地和我们一起工作,甚至让我们来到了中国,感谢你在我们拍摄期间辛勤的工作。你的专业能力和竭力解决各种不可能发生的事情的精神,给我们留下了深刻的印象!以及感谢所有参与我们在郑州拍摄此纪录片的人。我们一起度过了非常美妙的时光,拍摄了一些不可思议的一眼就能在画面上脱颖而出的镜头。 ———— Sophie Cunningham,《这就是足球》制片人

Working closely with CITVC (China International Television Corporation), Mandarin Film was able to obtain permissions for all of the filming sites and appropriate visas for the foreign crew.



This Is Football is now aired on Amazon Prime. The China rooftop pitch story appears in the full episodes.



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AUG 15 2019

CKGSB MBA Brand Video



Mandarin Film completed a 'script to screen' brand video for Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business ,one of the world’s most pre-eminent business schools.  The brief was to produce a branding video for the flagship English MBA Program that could be used for recruitment, events and branding.



A flurry of conference calls, brainstorming meetings and creative incubationresulted in a concept and approach that felt right for the school, striking the best balance between capturing current students, alumni and the mood and tone of the school, whilst showing off the campus and Beijing as a world-class city.



With a string of previously successful collaborations (VIPKID, GoalBlue), Mandarin Film was able to work collaboratively with the CKGSB team to develop a script that highlights all key aspects of the CKGSB MBA program: World-Class Faculty, China Insights, Unrivaled Alumni Network, Global Learning Platform, and Cultivating Future Leaders.



During the two days of filming, the crew managed to film at locations across the city – from an early morning run the corner turret ofForbidden City, to the headquarters of Microsoft, busy intersections and a private gym to Oriental Plaza and downtown Beijing – not to mention the CKGSB campus in Wangfujing. 



Mandarin Film was able to work with CKGSB to ‘cast’ a diverse range of faculty, alumni and current students; male and female, Chinese and foreign students. From the carefully cast interviewees we were able to capture a range of great quotes. 



One of the key challenges for this project was tight turnaround. After the 2 days of filming, we only have 3 days to work on the first draft. But we managed to work closely with client, to finalize every detail and meet all the requirements. 



Most fun part was the boxing scene – current CKGSB student Beth Guo was up for the taskand director Patrick Carr warily got into the ring with her, holding the pads so the cameraman could get the shots as best he could while dodging the punches.  A water spray bottle was always close at hand to spritz Beth’s face and torso before the shots as if she was enduring an extra hard workout – in actual fact, she’d have surely finished the fight with Patrick in the first round ;)

最有趣的部分是拳击场景的拍摄:导演Patrick Carr和长江商学院的在读学生Beth Guo一起进入了拳击场,他小心翼翼地拿着护具站在Beth对面。为了让摄像师拍摄到最好的镜头,Patrick不停地四处闪躲Beth发出的拳头。我们用喷雾在Beth的脸上和身体上都喷上了水珠,营造出刚刚结束高强度锻炼的效果(然而实际上,如果Beth和Patrick真的对打,一个轮回Beth就能打败他 ;)


The project was delivered on budget, on time. Just a week after being filmed, the video was premiered on the 2020 CKGSB MBA Program Admissions Orientation eventand it was highly acclaimed by clients and audiences present. “Mandarin Film is very professional and easy to work with. We had a great time working with the team and all very excited seeing the final film.” – Susie Zhan, CKGSB

项目最终按计划按时交付。拍摄完成后的一个星期,视频就在长江商学院2020年英文MBA招生发布会上展映,客户及在场观众都给予了高度评价。长江商学院的Susie Zhan说道:“华影青橙的团队十分专业。与他们的合作相当融洽,我们对最后的成片的效果非常激动。”


Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB),is a private, non-profit, independent educational institution and the only business school in China with faculty governance. Established in 2002, CKGSB is now considered one of the major graduate business schools in China. 



CKGSB MBA Brand Videois produced by Mandarin Film: Patrick Carr - director, Shan-Shan Wang – Producer, Chen Liang – DOP, Fang Xin – Editor, John Shi – Camera Assistant, Fiona Zheng – Production Assistant. 

长江商学院MBA项目品牌视频由华影青橙团队制作:Patrick Carr – 导演,Shan-Shan Wang – 制片人,Chen Liang – 摄像指导,Fang Xin – 剪辑,John Shi – 摄像助理,Fiona Zheng – 制片助理。


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AUG 14 2019

2019年8月12日下午3点,在杭州湾与长江河口交汇处的东海之滨滴水湖畔,来自英国威尔士的冒险家Ash Dykes小戴顺利完成了自己为期一年的徒步长江之旅的最后一公里,破纪录的成为徒步长江全程的第一人






目前包括中国国际电视台,新浪新闻,新闻晨报,梨视频,BBC NEWS、Mirror Online、 The Guardian、ITV NEWS、NIA NEWS、North Wales Live、Sky NEWS在内的11家国内外多家媒体都对小戴徒步长江冲线活动进行了报道。


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