Xin Wang (Lead Actress - as Mona and Lisa )
Xin Wang(王欣雨) was originally born in Tianjin, China. She flew to France at the age of 18, to study at Ecole Superieur de Gestion. She Majored in Management and Luxury Marketing, The same year, she was scouted by Parisian Metropolitan Model Agency and became a fashion model. She drifted from modeling to acting getting main parts in French television and cinema.
Her latest movie, ‘The Lack’ was selected at Venice Film Festival. Always seeking new challenges, Xin Wang graduated from New York Film Academy and created her own Production house: Drunken Dragon.
She produced several shorts: "doggy style", "The ride to fame", "The Post", official selection in various international film festivals such as China International King Bonn Film Festival 2012, Taiwan GaoXiong Film Festival 2012, Heartofgold Film Festival 2011, Sedicicorto Short Film Fest 2011, Santiago Di Compostela 2011.
She also co-produced with Youku the first French-Chinese series "Ex-Model", and which attracted 63 million viewers.
In 2014, she co-wrote, produced and acted in her fist feature film shot in Beijing, "The Eye of Silence" and distributed by Cinemavault.
After having worked for 15 years in the music business, Ivan attended the prestigious Cours Florent acting school from which he graduated in 2009. Since then, he has not only been featured in more than 60 movies, TV and web series, but also does voice over for radio and television, as well as dubbing animated film and series. He has the privilege to have been directed by prestigious French filmmakers as Oscar winner Michel Hazanavicius, François Ozon, Florent Emilio Siri, Xavier Giannoli, Roshdy Zem.
Philippe Pillavoine (Mime Artist/Street Performer)
Born in 1973 in France in Fontainebeau (77), Philippe Pillavoine decided at 15 years old to be an actor. In 1993, he joined the International School of Mimodrame in Paris - MARCEL MARCEAU.
In 1998, he began his career as an actor and mime. He plays for the theater, television, film, events.
He also teaches his art to children, teenagers and adults. He wrote a Commedia dell'arte show and co-wrote four shows on mime. The last and still touring entitled: Mr Alone in "Marche dans les nuages".
Atsushi Ogata (Writer-Director-Actor as Yukata Cowboy)
Born in Japan and raised partly in the U.S., Ogata has worked in the U.S., Holland, Germany and Japan as a screenwriter, film director, video artist and an actor/comedian. He graduated from Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His art videos and collaborative installations (with C.M. Judge and with Anna Davis) have been presented at museums world-wide. His screenplays received funding in Germany and the Netherlands, and he appeared weekly as a comedian on VARA Dutch national TV for 3 years.
“Eternally Yours,” Ogata’s latest short film, was selected for the prestigious New Directors/New Films Festival 2007 in New York at the MoMA & the Lincoln Center and won awards at festivals in Bangkok, Boston and LA. “Cast Me If You Can,” Ogata ’s feature film debut, premiered at the 13th Shanghai International Film Festival Asian New Talent Competition. It has been released theatrically nation-wide in 16 cities in Japan and San Francisco, released also on Amazon and i-Tunes in North America in 2012 and screened on Russian, Chinese and Australian airlines, broadcast on 4 channels on Japanese television and published as a novel.
“Trick or Treat: I LOVE America!”, Ogata's collaborative satire with MEGWIN TV, which he wrote and directed for Halloween in 2014, had more than 77,000 viewers on its launching weeks and was selected for the official YouTube Japan channel. It was awarded Best Creative Idea and Best Cinematography at the Rome Web Awards in 2015. Ogata has also guest-lectured and taught workshops at universities and YouTube Space Tokyo. His most recent online comedy series “Yukata Cowboy” was awarded in Sicily, Miami, Bilbao, Dublin, Rome, Montreal, Korea and Washington D.C. and ranked #12 in Web Series World Cup 2015. It was theatrically released in Japan and also turned into a book.
Photos by Sebastien Chenille © Globetrot Productions 2016