Brendan Davis

Brendan Davis

Host, "Big Fish in the Middle Kingdom" podcast

Producer in Beijing, China

About Brendan

Brendan Davis was raised in Atlanta, Georgia and started his film career in the Southeast US. He later moved to Los Angeles and has since been a producer on many award-winning films that have premiered or played at the Sundance, Toronto, Berlin, and other top film festivals, including features DEADGIRL and BORN TO DANCE and shorts "Age Inappropriate” and "Metamorphosis".

In 2012 Davis formed Kilin International in order to focus on co-productions. In 2013 Davis produced & executive produced 13 US-based episodes of long-running Chinese TV show "Jia Pian You Yue", which airs on CCTV6. The Kilin-produced episodes feature Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee (creator of The Avengers, Iron Man, Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk), directors Justin Lin (THE FAST AND FURIOUS 2-5; STAR TREK) and M. Night Shyamalan (THE SIXTH SENSE), and actor Sean Astin (LORD OF THE RINGS), among others.

In 2016 Davis moved to Beijing in order to live and work full-time in China. After guest lecturing at Beijing Film Academy and consulting for Chinese clients, Davis joined Adamas Film in Beijing as Chairman of Adamas Film International. In that role, Davis oversees the internationally-facing aspects of all Adamas Film projects and advises the CEO and Board members on Hollywood best practices while also developing additional business with his colleagues in the US, New Zealand and elsewhere around the world.

Since living in Beijing and traveling throughout China, Davis has been consistently impressed with the diverse group of foreigners in the country who are also having a China adventure of their own, so in 2017 he created the “Big Fish in the Middle Kingdom” podcast to dig deeper into this phenomena and see what he could learn as well as share with the world.


Name: Brendan Davis

Lives in: Beijing, China

Company: Host, "Big Fish in the Middle Kingdom" podcast

Occupation: Producer

Unique traits: Beijing-based producer and entertainment executive focused on international co-productions and China-side business ventures.

Credits

  • Sam

    Sam (2017)
    Film (Thriller) Producer Add a Plot »

  • CrazyHot

    CrazyHot (2016)
    Film (Documentary) Producer Add a Plot »

  • See You in Hell

    See You in Hell (2016)
    Film (Short and Horror) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Three girls is stalking by an unknown person

  • Metamorphosis

    Metamorphosis (2015)
    Film (Short, Drama and Horror) Producer A woman in 1990s Hong Kong accidentally kills her alcoholic husband in self-defense, and finds a unique way to dispose of the evidence.

  • Born to Dance

    Born to Dance (2015)
    Film (Action, Drama, Music and Sport) Producer Coming of age tale told through the eyes of 'Tu', an ambitious young man from Auckland who dreams of being a professional hip-hop dancer.

  • DEAR MARY ANNE

    DEAR MARY ANNE (2015)
    Film by Kilin International / Spooky Tree Pictures, Ltd Executive Producer

  • Auteur

    Auteur (2014)
    Film (Comedy, Drama, Horror and Thriller) Producer On the brink of reaching the pinnacle of his film career for his latest theatrical masterpiece; Director Charlie Buckwald suddenly disappears. Taking all of the footage and leaving virtually no trace of his existence. Soon to follow are the sudden deaths of his film crew and pieces of evidence that all point to one incident on set. Intrigued by the strange coincidences, documentarian Jack Humphreys decides to investigate the circumstances that surround both Charlie and the untimely events. What he unearths, however is far more sinister than he would be ready for. Written by Cornell Mitchell

  • Rough Hustle

    Rough Hustle (2014)
    Film (Adventure, Drama, Romance and Sport) Producer Six blue collar guys team up on the gritty streets of Las Vegas with a strategy to beat the casinos at their own game.

  • The Best

    The Best (2013)
    Television (Talk-Show) Producer Add a Plot »

  • "The Best" (13 special US episodes) for CCTV-6, China

    "The Best" (13 special US episodes) for CCTV-6, China (2013)
    Television by Kilin International Producer / EP

  • Deadgirl

    Deadgirl (2008)
    Film (Horror) Producer On a hot day, two rebellious high school friends, Rickie and JT, decide to skip class and hang out at an abandoned, derelict Asylum for the mentally ill for some beers and fun. After breaking into the place, the fun begins with some bashing and smashing, in the maze of half-lit corridors, dark rooms and narrow pathways of the institution, when all of a sudden, JT discovers the body of a young, naked woman covered with a plastic film. In the light of this grotesque, yet, unexpected finding, unresolvable questions will begin to rise, as this seemingly unresponsive girl will start growling and gnashing. Who is this girl? Was she a patient here, or was she some sort of a guinea pig that a scientist used to perform some crazy experiments on it? In the end, how human is this girl that simply cannot die? Written by Nick Riganas

  • Life with Fiona

    Life with Fiona (2007)
    Film (Comedy) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Pucked

    Pucked (2006)
    Film (Comedy and Sport) Sound department Frank Hopper (Bon Jovi) is a former lawyer, long-term loser and constant dreamer - and frankly, probably just not all that bright. When he receives a credit card in the mail, he believes he's hit the jackpot. It's not long before he's working his way toward financing his dream - an all-woman hockey team. He's also put himself in debt to the tune of more than $300,000. Naturally, he winds up in court when his plan backfires. Written by CartmanKun@aol.com

  • Burned

    Burned (2006)
    Video (Thriller) Sound department Zzyzx, the road, may lead to nowhere, but three people find themselves baking in a desert of murder, mystery, manipulation and greed when the legendary road becomes the place where their destinies collide.

  • False River

    False River (2005)
    Film (Thriller) Sound department Three lunatics escape from a mental institution only to find the real world is crazier than they ever were.

  • Save the Mavericks

    Save the Mavericks (2005)
    Film (Comedy) Sound department A small town junior college football team loses it's funding two weeks before the season starts. The fans fight back.

  • Adam and Eve

    Adam and Eve (2005)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Sound department Easy-going, gentle college-boy Adam Baker enjoys frat-life, however disgusting the frat-house gets because of his sloppy house-mates Freddie, Ferguson and Munch. Then Adam meets Eve, starts falling in love, but gets jealous of frat-brother Billy, who 'bumps' almost constantly without seeking love, while Eve guards her campus-unique virginity. As even his thrice-divorced dad, an MD, urges Adam to get laid rather then loved, his patience runs out against healthy hormones. Written by KGF Vissers

  • 20 Minutes

    20 Minutes (2005)
    Film (Short and Drama) Sound department 20 Minutes is an eternal love story with a super-natural twist. It relates to anyone who has ever loved deeply, and anyone who ever wants to. It is about eternal love; and will make you think about life, love, and the hereafter. It is one man's emotional journey through love, loss, and peace. Written by Anonymous

  • Survival of the Fittest

    Survival of the Fittest (2005)
    Film (Short and Mystery) Sound department Add a Plot »

  • Come Away Home

    Come Away Home (2005)
    Film (Drama and Family) Sound department Twelve-year-old Annie Lamm's first day of summer break quickly turns into a disaster. She realizes that her parents have not only decided to fly her to Hilton Head Island during their second honeymoon, but they also plan to coerce her to spend half her summer with her 76-year-old Grandpa Donald whom she hardly even knows. The place where Annie is staying, Grandpa's "beautiful house right by the beach", turns out to be a dilapidated and neglected dwelling filled with stored newspapers and dust covered knickknacks. Nothing edible is in the fridge, and only big-band and Perry Como records sit by his prehistoric stereo. Annie's summer plans of parties and boys are dashed in an instant -- Grandpa's house has no TV, no computer, and a swimming pool half-full of brown, brackish water with turtles living in it. His life consists of napping, doing crosswords and spending time with an old, codger named Barney with whom he trades endless tall tales. Annie is miserable! She calls her best friend,... Written by Anonymous

  • Fair Game

    Fair Game (2005)
    Film (Drama) Sound department Add a Plot »

  • Age Inappropriate

    Age Inappropriate (2005)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer On the surface Age Inappropriate is a bold and highly stylized tragi-comic tale about Jimmy and Dutch, two men in their mid-30s involved with much younger women. But it's also a multi-leveled allegory, featuring guest appearances by greed, envy, sloth, and the other so-called deadly sins as personified by the various characters and presided over by Lucifer him (or is it her?) self. Written by Brendan Davis

  • Dead Birds

    Dead Birds (2004)
    Film (Horror, Thriller and Western) Sound department In Civil War-era Alabama, a band of outlaws takes refuge at an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank that held a cache of Confederate gold. Led by William, the group includes Sam, Todd, Annabelle, Clyde and Joseph. They intend to flee to Mexico, but nightfall and a thunderstorm force the robbers to remain in place. As the night wears on, each member of the group begins to have visions of the atrocities that occurred within the house. As supernatural forces begin to manifest themselves, the six turn on one another. Written by Anonymous

  • West from North Goes South

    West from North Goes South (2004)
    Film (Comedy and Mystery) Sound department Add a Plot »

  • Last Goodbye

    Last Goodbye (2004)
    Film (Drama, Adventure and Romance) Sound department A confusing intermingling of individuals, drunk office worker, vampire slayer actress, rock band members, runaway teenage girl, father, whiskey drinking preacher etc., whose lives are somehow connected.

  • Adventures of Young Van Helsing: The Quest for the Lost Scepter

    Adventures of Young Van Helsing: The Quest for the Lost Scepter (2004)
    Video (Action, Adventure and Horror) Sound department As if it wasn't enough to have the troubles of everyday teen life in high school, Michael Harris has just learned that he is the last heir to Abraham Van Helsing, his great great grandfather, a relic hunter who aquired the scepter of god, a biblical artifact forged by an angel before the birth of mankind, and is now being sought after by the very being who created it! Written by Billy

  • Homeland Security

    Homeland Security (2004)
    TV Movie (Drama and War) Sound department In the days prior to and after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, members of the FBI, CIA and various law enforcement communities struggle to ensure America's safety in a new government branch titled Homeland Security. Admiral Ted McKee is assigned to lead the new branch with help from his NSA liaison, Sol Binder, to prevent further terrorist attacks in America. McKee's teenage daughter Melissa is romantically involved with a teenage Arab immigrant named Yusef, whose father is detained by the authorities. But no one is aware that Yusef's father, Fazul, is not a terrorist spy... but Yusef is. Meanwhile, CIA agent Bradley Brand is sent to Afghanistan, with agent Johnson, to assist the Northern Alliance rebels in their fight against the Taliban and the Al Queada terrorist organization responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks in America, to find out more info on the 'Second Wave' of attacks. In Seattle, FBI agents Jane Fulbar and Frank Heinhoff try to link a Russian arms dealer ... Written by matt-282

  • Mad Mad House

    Mad Mad House (2004)
    Television (Game-Show and Reality-TV) Sound department A reality show about ten people who have to live in a house with a Vampire, a Voodoo Priestess, a Naturalist, a Wiccan, and a Modern Primitive, all vying for a $100,000 prize.

  • 30 Miles

    30 Miles (2004)
    Film (Drama) Sound department A white man stranded on the side of the road. A black man speeding by in an SUV. An act of kindness with fatal repercussions. A mysterious backpack. And a twist. Two strangers, harboring dark secrets and deceitful motives, learn how much can change in just thirty miles. 30 Miles follows two men of different race & background on a dramatic pressure-cooker trip. Ernie, a down-on-his-luck drifter, and Anthony, a successful Hollywood agent, find their fates intertwined after a chance meeting. As the men reveal intimate details of their pasts, guards are let down and emotions are left unchecked. But as day turns to night, and in a desert that buries all secrets, it becomes apparent that this is no random journey down the highway. 3 Written by Anonymous

  • A Conspiracy

    A Conspiracy (2003)
    Film (Thriller and Drama) Sound department Chad Udall is a young attorney whose life has been turned upside down when his license to practice law is suspended and his marriage fails. Unfortunately, his misfortunes are only the beginning when he becomes the only witness to a murder... a murder that places him in the center of a major conspiracy involving a prestigious accounting firm. What started out as a drunken lapse in judgment sends Chad on the run...as a fugitive for murder. His only hope is an undercover FBI agent who finds herself caught in the middle of "A Conspiracy". Written by Anonymous

  • Army of One

    Army of One (2003)
    Film (Documentary) Sound department Add a Plot »

  • Switched!

    Switched! (2003)
    Television (Family) Sound department 2 teens from different cities in the US are given a chance to swap lives to see how the other one lives.

  • Pandora's Box

    Pandora's Box (2002)
    Film (Romance and Thriller) Sound department Mia DuBois (Calhoun) is a walking cliché--a successful therapist with an unsuccessful marriage. Her husband, Victor (St. John), is more interested in working on his laptop than on her. So she is very receptive to hearing about the wild sex life that her new client Tammy (Wilson) and Tammy's husband enjoyed, before he was murdered. Mia even accepts an invitation from Tammy to Pandora's Box, a no holds barred secret club of sex, drugs, and even more sex. She falls under the spell of a dark, handsome stranger named Hampton (White), a walking streak of sex. But is Hampton all he seems? Written by Anonymous

  • Flirting with Myself

    Flirting with Myself (2001)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Sound department Roxie, a young single woman, gives us a look at her disastrous dating life.

  • WWE Tough Enough

    WWE Tough Enough (2001)
    Television (Action, Game-Show and Reality-TV) Sound department 13 contestants live and train in the field of professional wrestling together, with one male and one female winner getting contracts with the World Wrestling Federation. The trainers are WWF wrestlers Tazz, Al Snow, Tori and Jacqueline. Written by Anonymous

  • The Substitute: Failure Is Not an Option

    The Substitute: Failure Is Not an Option (2001)
    Video (Action and Drama) Sound department A former mercenary joins a military academy as a teacher. He soon discovers a neo-Nazi group, code-named Werewolves, formed among the cadets. He also quickly finds that they have military leadership among the officers at the Academy. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

  • Hostile Environment

    Hostile Environment (1999)
    Film (Action and Sci-Fi) Sound department Toxic waste has contaminated the world's fresh water supply. A select few with the ability to de-contaminate the supply now control the world. Minna rules the de-contaminators from a giant warship, forcing desperate land dwellers to trade anything and everything for meager water rations. The dwellers seek a leader to battle Minna's tyrannical rule. Jennifer, daughter of the rebel leader, implores outcast Mike Erikson to lead the battle against the warship. Help also comes from an unexpected source in the from of Jennifer's brother Rocky. Written by gittevaleasia@yahoo.it

  • Southern Heart

    Southern Heart (1999)
    Film (Comedy, Romance and Family) Sound department Collin is destined to get a top management position in his family's mining company. He gets a company assignment to buy a piece of land for mining. To avoid causing bad feelings with the town community, the plans are kept a secret. The longer Collin stays in the little town, the more he likes the town and in particular one woman, Tommy. He now has to choose between his work and his heart. Written by Edwin Ros <edwin.ros@nl.pwcglobal.com>

  • The General's Daughter

    The General's Daughter (1999)
    Film (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Sound department The naked corpse of Captain Elisabeth Campbell, daughter of Lieutenant General "Fighting Joe" Campbell, is found staked out on the urban warfare range of Fort MacCallum. Army CID detectives and ex-lovers Paul Brenner and Sara Sunhill are called in to investigate, and find themselves wrapped up in a maelstrom of sexual impropriety and misguided face-saving. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

  • The Twinge

    The Twinge (1999)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Sound department Add a Plot »

  • The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn

    The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999)
    TV Movie (Drama) Sound department Sitting on 35 acres of Georgia land coveted by a shopping mall developer, 90+years-old Noah Dearborn is untainted by modern life. He's never heard of the Beatles, and his only interest is his woodworking, in which he excels. The girlfriend of one of the developers is a psychologist, and is asked to evaluate Noah for a possible move to have him declared incompetent. But she soon falls under his spell of a simple life and becomes his ally in his fight to keep his land. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

  • Alma

    Alma (1999)
    Film (Documentary) Sound department Add a Plot »

  • The Wonderful World of Disney

    The Wonderful World of Disney (1999)
    Television (Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy and 4 More) Sound department Experience the magic and adventure from Walt Disney world of color

  • In the Flesh

    In the Flesh (1998)
    Film (Crime and Drama) Sound department A police detective (Ed Corbin) assigned to work a gay bar on an undercover drug operation gets hooked up with a gay student hustler (Dane Ritter). After the student witnesses a murder, the cop provides him an alibi and invites him to stay at his apartment. There a homosexual relationship develops. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

  • Dark Angels

    Dark Angels (1998)
    Video (Action and Drama) Sound department Angela is faced with the decision to have her baby or succumb to the wishes of her abusive husband Demond. For him, it's the fast track to money, power, drugs and sex, without any family responsibilities getting in his way. Divine intervention prevails as the mean streets of Atlanta become killing streets, where Angela and Demond find themselves on a downward spiral of self-destruction and hopelessness. But the will to survive is strong in Angela. She soon realizes that if she and her unborn child are to survive, she must find herself spiritually and then stand up to fight for what she believes in - no matter what the cost. Written by Anonymous

  • Jekyll Island

    Jekyll Island (1998)
    Film (Crime) Sound department Add a Plot »

  • How I Spent My Summer Vacation

    How I Spent My Summer Vacation (1997)
    Film (Comedy) Sound department Two black college students, Perry and Stephanie, tell the story of their two-year romantic relationship.

  • Mobius

    Mobius (1997)
    Film (Sci-Fi and Thriller) Sound department There's a conspiracy about a space shuttle. An agent infiltrates to a software company to prevent leaks through space shuttles computer system.

  • Atlanta's Olympic Glory

    Atlanta's Olympic Glory (1997)
    TV Movie (Documentary and Sport) Sound department Add a Plot »

  • The P.A.C.K.

    The P.A.C.K. (1997)
    Film (Action and Sci-Fi) Sound department A UFO expert, a local sheriff, and an FBI agent are forced to team up with an alien warrior to track down and destroy a lethal extraterrestrial robot killing people in a remote forest in Alabama.

  • Raney

    Raney (1997)
    Film (Drama) Sound department Add a Plot »

  • Rhyme & Reason

    Rhyme & Reason (1997)
    Film (Documentary and Music) Sound department A study in the world of hip-hop, done mostly with interviews, in order to see why it is as popular as it is today and what the future holds.

  • Beat Daddies

    Beat Daddies (1996)
    Film Sound department Add a Plot »

  • Demolition Highway

    Demolition Highway (1996)
    Film (Action, Crime and Drama) Sound department Released from jail after five years, Frank Scarvo goes in search of Xavier Carbone, the guy who he would't rat on, even though Frank's silence resulted in imprisonment, Xavier had Frank's girl killed and took his 500Gs. Frank not only finds Xavier, but also encounters the captive daughter of someone who Xavier "does business with", as well as Xavier's henchmen, among whom are a motorcycle gang. Written by Kim Williams <KDWms@webtv.net>

  • Luck and Leverage

    Luck and Leverage (1996)
    Film (Short) Sound department Add a Plot »

  • Profiler

    Profiler (1996)
    Television (Crime, Drama, Thriller and Mystery) Sound department Ally Walker stars as Dr. Sam Waters, a detective with the Violent Crimes Task Force, a federal agency which often works with the FBI, ATF, and other crime-solving agencies. The VCTF investigates and solves such crimes, and continually chases the elusive man known anonymously as Jack, who has haunted Dr. Waters for years. Written by Ari Herzog <ari@ici.net>

  • A Season in Purgatory

    A Season in Purgatory (1996)
    TV Movie (Crime and Drama) Sound department True story about a kid from rich family with political ties who covers up a suspicious death of a young woman. This comes back to haunt him later.

  • Vicious Kiss

    Vicious Kiss (1995)
    Film (Drama) Sound department A struggling artist is stalked and pursued by an emotionally unstable widow, who sets about tearing apart his marriage and claiming him as her own.

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