Mandy Li is an award-winning bilingual producer and director who has almost a decade of experience in documentary, TV, and corporate film production in China. She has produced for BBC, PBS, Discovery, National Geographic, Starbucks, Google, and Bentley, among many others.
Mandy knows the ins and outs of a successful project, from proposal to filming and post-production. With extensive connections across China with central and local authorities, logistics, and China-based international and local professionals, Mandy is an invaluable asset when it comes to negotiating red tape and putting together a world-class crew.
Mandy has a talent for recognizing characters and unearthing great stories as well as rich, up-to-date knowledge of equipment and technology.
With extensive experience in whatever role she is hired for, Mandy can see each step from the perspective of a researcher, producer, and director. She has energy, passion, and people skills, as well as the ability to perform under even the tightest deadlines and most challenging circumstances.
In addition to her work as a producer, Mandy is a rising star among China’s young directors, having won a place in Discovery Channel Asia’s Nanjing Calling: First Time Filmmakers 2014, and directing a number of projects since then.
Jaguar XJ vs. DJI Drone
Commercial by IN© Line Producer The piece is about a Jaguar XJ driven by leading movie stunt driver Mark Higgins (Quantum of Solace, Spectre), who took on one of the world’s best drone pilots in a unique ‘cat-and-mouse’ challenge that showcased how future technology could influence car chase filming.
Nanjing Calling: Battle for Brocade
Documentary by Discovery Producer/Director Half hour documentary for Discovery Channel. Selected as one of the winners of Nanjing Calling: Discoveryâ��s First Time Filmmakers, Mandy directed and produced for Discovery Asia. Documentary premiered in October 2014.
Story of China
Documentary by Mayavision Line Producer Michael Wood embarks on a great historical adventure, exploring the stories, people and landscapes that have helped create China's distinctive character and genius over four thousand years.