Our bilingual team have decades of experience in the film industry both in China and abroad. Our understanding of both the local and international production scene will help you have a smooth shooting experience in China!
Producer Matt Clarke studied film at university in the UK and worked in production for the BBC before coming to China by accident in 2005. He was a founding member of staff at start up production house where he worked for three years, gaining experience in a range of production skills from pitching to post-production. After a year of freelancing as a cameraman and editor he joined Common Communication in 2009. He has a wealth of experience in all areas of production including writing, directing, shooting and editing. He also speaks and reads Mandarin, although his tones are still terrible.
Production Manager Clark Wang started his production career in 2006 at a Shanghai based production house. He has worked on a range of projects including the National Geographic series “Megastructures -Tibet Railway” and the documentary ”Wild Beast”. His commercial experience includes working with Ferrari, Dior, GM, Nike. His last project was Fox TV series “Exit Strategy “ with Bob Short, the Oscar winning designer of ET and Predator fame.
Founder Li Xuesong started out as a TV commercial director in the 1980s. He had an active and successful career as both a director and a producer throughout the 1990s. Today he no longer directs, but still plays an active role in every Common Communication project, bringing his 25+ years of experience to help solve any problems that may arise.
Producer Peter Lee started out in the production business after graduation in 1994. His wealth of industry contacts and vast experience producing TVC’s and TV series in China, not to mention his boundless enthusiasm, make him an invaluable member of our team.
Head of Art Fei’er (pronounced like the English ‘Fire’ if you were wondering) started at Common Communication as a dedicated Storyboard artist. From here she graduated to Art department and Art director for our TVC and TV productions, where she excelled thanks to here attention to detail and organisational skills. Having spent the last three years crafting all manner of props for kids TV series Chaohu (think Teletubbies in Asia), its fair to say that she is equally home choosing props and outfits for a TVC or dancing in a studio dressed as a tiger!
As you can see in the photo above, Production assistants Jerry & Xiao Shi are mystifyingly upbeat despite getting lumped with all worst jobs, the early starts, making the tea etc. They do a great job of taking care of our studio and equipment and are always on hand to sort out any issues that might arise on a shoot!