Mickey Liu
Mickey Liu
MY LIFE STORY

ABOUT ME

个人简介

Mickey Liu is an independent producer based in both China and the U.S.. In 2013, he moved to New York City, where he started producing short films in collaboration with international filmmakers. Liu had also served as a student member of the Producers Guild of America for 2 years. His producing credits include OSCAR® shortlisted Nocturne in Black (2016) and several award-winning short films, which have played at Telluride Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, Outfest, among others. Before he founded Orchid Valley Films in early 2018, he worked in script development and international marketing for Sony Pictures and Lionsgate.

Liu holds a BA in International Business & English Literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University, and an MFA degree in Creative Producing at Columbia University’s Graduate School of the Arts. Born and raised in Shenzhen, he is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.

 

刘智奇,旅美电影制片、编剧,毕业于美国哥伦比亚大学电影系,曾任美国制片人工会学生会员,并有多部短片作品入围国际影展。其制片作品《黑色夜曲》曾入围奥斯卡最佳叙事短片的候选短名单,斩获学生奥斯卡叙事类金奖以及学生BAFTA最佳真人短片奖。他曾参与索尼、狮门的剧本策划及国际宣发,并于2018年创办兰谷影业文化传播(深圳)有限公司,目前正在开发多部新导演的长片处女作。

 

TIMELINE
2007
School Break (SHENZHEN)

In 2007, Liu produced, co-directed and co-wrote the TV movie School Break, a parody of Prison Break (FOX), the first made by a team of high school students in China. It aired on Shenzhen TV’s DV Channel and played over 2 million times on China’s video-sharing platform.

2010
University Identity (BEIJING)

Liu co-founded University Identity, the first campus-based creative souvenir brand by university students of Mainland China. He served as the Managing Director and Chief Graphic Designer for two years and helped generate annual revenue of 800,000+ RMB (approximately 110,000+ USD). In the meantime, he majored in International Business and minored in English Literature. He received a BA degree from Beijing Foreign Studies University in 2013.

2013
Columbia University (NEW YORK)

Liu started producing short films in collaboration with international filmmakers while pursuing his MFA Degree in Creative Producing at Columbia University’s Graduate School of the Arts. He received his MFA in 2016.

2015
Producers Guild of America

He served as Student Member of PGA East and started to help with PGA events on both coasts ever since.

2016
Telluride Film Festival

 

Nocturne in Black (co-producer) and Tear of the Peony (producer) both premiered at the prestigious Telluride Film Festival along with a lot of OSCAR® contenders that year. The festival kicked off the successful festival runs of both shorts. After TFF, Liu relocated to Los Angeles.

2017
OSCAR & BAFTA (LOS ANGELES)

After Nocturne in Black‘s Best Narrative Gold Medal win at the Student Academy Awards in 2016, it was shortlisted for an OSCAR® for Best Live Action Short. It went onto winning a Student BAFTA for Best Live Action Short in 2017.

2018
Orchid Valley Films (SHENZHEN)

Liu founded Orchid Valley Films, a Chinese production company that finances, produces, and distributes independent films. The company places emphasis on individual voices and creative freedom for emerging filmmakers, producing films that run the gamut of genres.

He’s currently developing several Shanghai International Film Festival and First Film Festival selected feature film projects in China.