Creating award-winning Television, Film and Branded Content across Asia.

Mandarin Film is a specialist in building bridges to Asia. We are a trusted and experienced partner with an amazing track record, and have a passion for making great work

Mandarin Film has worked extensively with many of the world’s largest broadcasters, most renowned production companies and global brands.

Mandarin Film has been involved with many landmark projects:

  • The world’s highest rating doc (National Geographic’s Before the Flood)
  • The world’s first int’l VR Series (Discovery)
  • Landmark series shot throughout Asia (Grand Tour, Race Across the World, Mekong with Sue Perkins)
  • The first UK/China treaty film between BBC Worldwide and SMG Pictures for the theatrical release ‘Earth: One Amazing Day’
  • The first Netflix Original to be shot in China (Skyladder)

Mandarin Film services China and South-East Asia, with regional presence in Beijing, Hong Kong and Bangkok.

Your crew are the single most important factor in making your shoot a success. It will start with choosing the right production company – by reading this, you’re well we are confident you are on the way to making the right choice on that score 😉

Mandarin Film now employs a network of experienced local producers whose unique blend of local know-how and international experience is key to delivering the full potential of every production.

CEO and founder Patrick Carr graduated from Oxford University with a first class honours degree in Chinese and spent several years at Bain & Company, a top tier strategy consultancy, before founding Mandarin Film in 2006.  Patrick has since produced some of the most ambitious projects to be filmed across Asia.

Years’ Experience


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Bringing Asia to
a global audience

Mandarin Film has worked extensively with many of the world’s largest broadcasters, most renowned production companies and global brands to create award-winning TV, Film and Corporate content across Asia. Regional presence in Beijing, Hong Kong and Bangkok, and a wide network of local crew and contacts everywhere in between means that we can provide full-service production wherever it’s required. With more than 1,000 projects and over 20 years production experience across Asia, Mandarin Film is the perfect choice of production partner.

Production Services

We can work with you to create amazing storytelling, using hard-won local knowledge and supported by our network of passionate and professional crew. We'll support you 'script to screen and everything in between'.

Creative Studio

We pride ourselves on listening to our clients and tailoring our work precisely to their needs. We offer a creative service that covers every aspect of production from start to finish, with consistent input from you.


Our evolving development slate cuts across reality, wildlife, drama, factual and kids. We aim to create award-winning TV for an international audience through strong partnerships with local and global broadcasters.

  • Thanks again for all your hard work during our shoot in Beijing – everything went so smoothly and I know it was down to Mandarin Film’s hard work behind the scenes.
    Louis R.
  • Mandarin Film’s location producers made the whole experience really smooth and efficient. From sourcing new crew at very short notice and going the extra mile to make sure we got the shots we needed and seeing all the interesting sights we could in our limited time.
    Joss C.
    Producer at Ricochet Productions
  • Your tireless patience with us was hugely appreciated and everyone really enjoyed spending time with Mandarin Film during filming. The films are looking gorgeous!
    Vicky H.
    Producer at Indus Film Productions
  • Thank you to the Mandarin Film team for looking after everyone so well, especially in some pretty challenging situations!
    Hannah L.
    Series Edit Producer at Ricochet
  • With a bit of problem-solving, coordination with key locations and NGOs and a lot of patience, we managed to get some amazing shots which perfectly embody the co-existence of human and animal. I can’t wait to see the final film!
    Shan-Shan Wang
    Producer at Mandarin Film
  • First of all, I would like to thank you for your professional work, always kind attention and great job with the crew on set. We're sure the China episode will turn out amazing!
    Marina Cipis
  • Your team did an incredible job so thank you as we really appreciate the hard work and dedication to Earthshot especially with the added complexities of directing remotely. Look forward to working together again on the next one as no doubt there will always be more!
    Elliot Jenkins
    Production Coordinator at Studio Silverback
  • I want to send our biggest and best thank you! China has been amazing with you and all the efficiency and cleaver thinking you showed us in preproduction was really outplayed in an eminent choreography through China. A big thanks to all the ladies on the route and the runners, who carried their weight for us.
    A.S. Lundby
  • Race across the world Denmark has just aired its fifth episode, and so far we have record breaking ratings for Danish RATW standards. The commissioner is very happy and so are we. 😊 Thank you and your amazing crew a thousand times for you great work in China. We have had a lot of good fixers across the whole world when producing RATW – but the cooperation with you is something we value as being truly special. We’ve had a great season and a couple of amazing episodes from China, and as soon as we see our chance to go back to China and produce some more, we’ll be sure to contact you.
    Kasper Jerichow
    Executive Producer