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Editor Skylar Zhang

Though humble about discussing it, Yufei Skylar Zhang is well aware that she is gifted as a film editor. She has award-winning films and the admiration of her fellow filmmakers to support this notion but it’s her ability to find the emotional essence of any story that provides such overwhelming evidence of her skill. To hear her speak about what drives her creative search is to witness true passion for the medium. It’s this passion which has been contributed to a perhaps surprising project for the editor known as “One Vote at a Time.” Zhang is a part of female…


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(Albert Huang at the Mixing Console)

When a famous actor is questioned about why they think they were selected for a film, a typical answer given is “I was the right person for this project at this time. Preparation meeting opportunity equals success.” That equation is not only true for the marquee names we know but also for many of the film industry professionals working behind the scenes who contribute their extraordinary talent to these creations. It most certainly applies to sound supervisor and dialogue editor Albert Huang of the soon to be released feature film Neon. Since March of this year, the film and television…


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Producer Sunny Xiang

Most films about time travel profess the idea that its mere existence causes a ripple effect which almost certainly changes the world in a negative way. The Magic Door is a new film which rebukes this idea, partially because it takes place in a fantasy world and partially because it displays the eventual end which all things meet and thus the benefits of appreciating the present. Producer Sunny Xiang was not only the driving force behind this film, she inspired it. …


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To understand others, one must first truly see one’s self. Venice, Italy native and international cinematographer Vittoria Campaner is the favorite DP of many directors not only due to her ability to mold her skill to their vision but also because of her remarkable ability to create an intuitive intimacy with the characters of a film. While she will rebuke most classifications of a personal style as a cinematographer, it’s unquestionable that she has a knack for displaying the perspectives that define a relationship via her camera. It’s through a copious amount of world travel in her work as well…


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Where does the truth lie and to whom can you turn to acquire it? The news, the government, social media? The truth is found by venturing on an uneasy and cumbersome path, which is why so few arrive at it. Throughout history, it’s often the artists who prompt us to question our assessment, even when it is unpopular. When an artist presents the flaws or mistakes of their own culture, it’s an indication that they are not seeking popularity but rather leading us all on a course to consider the vacillating sense of right and wrong that is a part…


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(DP Marko Alonso on the Red Carpet)

True artists do not lead comfortable lives. We’re not talking about the pop culture and media fixtures whom are used to generate income for massive companies; we’re talking about committed and talented professionals who are driven to push themselves into new experiences which challenge their creativity. Marko Alonso is driven by such passion. Yes, he has been the cinematographer for productions of very recognizable artists like Grammy Award Winning band Maroon 5’s video for “Animals” as well as multiple music videos for celebrated Brazilian musician Marko Zeeba, both of which he is immensely proud of, but you’ll also find him…


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(Nanako Fukui on the set of Islands. Photo courtesy of BTS Photographer Greg Wong.)

The unobvious artist…what does that mean? For every artist who is the focal point for an audience: an actor, a singer, etc., there is an immensely talented and unseen creative professional who empowers that performer. We know the names like Spielberg, Hitchcock, and others but there are also those like producer Nanako Fukui who are even more hidden from the public eye than others. This Japanese native who is known for her collaborations with American artist is often described as a perfect meld of eastern efficiency and western sensibility. From her work on award-winning films to high end productions for…


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You can’t be all things to all people. Authenticity resonates profoundly. The key to success for model Toby Leonard confirms that self-awareness can translate into its own type of diversity; for Mr. Leonard, the result of this has been international acclaim and notoriety. His sculpted frame and piercing looks have positioned him to grace pages of the iconic GQ magazine, placed him in campaigns next to international stars like Justin Timberlake, and made him one of the faces of UK’s BOXRAW clothing. The simplest explanation for this is Toby’s undeniable charisma; it’s a quality which is evident in his visage…


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Los Angeles -In the midst of our current fight against the pandemic COVID-19, many people are finding creative ways to promote optimism, including the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Los Angeles.

In collaboration with Indonesian writer-director-producer duo, Livi Zheng and Ken Zheng, the Indonesian Consulate General has created a short video as a token of appreciation for Angeleno frontliners. This award-winning filmmaker sibling duo has long championed the arts and culture of Indonesia to the rest of the world. Their rising prominence in Hollywood makes them the ideal creative channel for this recent endeavor.


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(Actor Poorva Wachh on the right)

Poorva Wachh has a lot going for him. This Indian born actor is about to see the release of the Feature Film The Big Rant in which he stars as an actor who has come to Hollywood to make his mark as a voice over actor. Through this role, Wachh is able to present the experience of a man who shares a fair amount in common with himself. In the film Peppermint, he was able to present the obstacles that present themselves to couples who come from different cultures and backgrounds but find themselves redefining the parameters of a modern…

Kelly King

An LA based writer with more than a decade as a staff writer for NYC based Drumhead magazine, Kelly is also a contributor to a number of outlets.

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