Wong Ping Hung (Hong Kong & Southern China)
Wang Jie (China)
Philip Gerrard (San Francisco)
Garret Sokoloff (New York)
Lee Fung Ying (HK & China)
George Weller (USA)
Raymond Lau (Music Video Productions)
Shum Yee Lan
Excerpt from Stanley Kwan's
"Yang ¡Ó Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema"
Courtesy of British Film Institute TV
Courtesy of City Contemporary Dance Company
"The Story of the Stone II"
Courtesy of Zuni Icosahedron
Courtesy of Hong Kong Repertory Theatre
Evans Yiu Shing Chan, Director of Journey to Beijing, is a critic, novelist, and director of two feature films: To Liv(e) (1991) and Crossings (1994). Journey to Beijing (1998) is his first documentary feature. For more information about Evans Chan, refer to the Biography page.
Willy Tsao, Executive Producer of Journey to Beijing and Evans Chan's previous films, is the Founder of City Contemporary Dance Company (Hong Kong) and the Artistic Director of Guangdong Modern Dance Company (China), which just made its first US tour in 1997 to substantial media attention and acclaims. They are, respectively, the first modern dance companies of HK and China. Tsao received the "Choreographer of the Year Award" from the Hong Kong Artists' Guild in 1987 and the "Men of the Nineties Award" in 1992. The various filmmakers that he has supported, over the years, include Allen Fong, Huang Jian Xin, Wu Zi Niu and Zhang Yuan.
Russell Freedman, Associate Producer of Journey to Beijing and Evans Chan's previous films, won the 1998 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, given by the American Library Association in recognition of his "substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children." Freedman's acclaimed books include "Lincoln: A Photobiography." The 1988 Newbery Medal Book; "The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane" & "Eleanor Rooselvelt: A Life of Discovery" -- 1992 & 1994 Newbery Honor Books. His recent titles include "Out of Darkness: The Story of Louis Braille" (1997), a Book-of-the-Month Club selection, and "Martha Graham: A Dancer's Life" (1998).
Wong Ping Hung, Director of Photography in Hong Kong and Southern China for Journey, shot his first feature for Evans Chan's To Liv(e). Other directors of photography include Wang Jie (China), Philip Gerrard (San Francisco), and Garret Sokoloff (New York). Journey also draws upon the footage of Anthony Yeung, a videographer of the Beijing section, and extensively, from the Hong Kong-Beijing video diary of David Cheung, team leader of the Walk.