FILMMAKERS & CREW
Executive Producer Michelle Yeoh
Tan Sri Dato' Seri Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng is a Chinese-Malaysian actress, best known in the West for her roles in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, playing Wai Lin, and the Chinese-language martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, for which she was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in 2000. In 2012, Yeoh starred in the role of Aung San Suu Kyi in the film directed by Luc Besson, The Lady.
Michelle Yeoh is a Global Ambassador for Live to Love International, a humanitarian organization that serves communities across the Himalayas and beyond. She has been active in championing environmental preservation, and helped with relief aid efforts in post-earthquake Nepal in 2015.
Producer/Director Wendy J.N. Lee
Wendy J.N. Lee is a film writer/director from Los Angeles. Her debut feature film, "PAD YATRA: A Green Odyssey," is about the Himalayas environmental crisis, and won over ten festival awards. Lee now speaks at universities and institutions around the world on filmmaking and current issues of the Himalayas, and her first book, "Forever Ladakh," will be released by Roli Books in late 2016.
Lee's award-winning comedy short, "Three Times Me" (sponsored by Vanity Fair), screened at over 40 film festivals and was selected by Spotlight Cinema 2014 for release in 100 movie theaters. Lee's music videos and shorts have been distributed by MTV Networks and Fox Searchlight, and she has worked with Coca-Cola, Cisco Systems, and several non-profits on various productions. Lee is a graduate of USC School of Cinematic Arts (MFA Film Production 2008) and Boston College (BA Philosophy 2003), and was a writer/director fellow in Film Independent's talent lab, Project:Involve (2009).
Associate Producer Eliza Pearson
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Cinematography: Ngawang Sodpa
The never-before-captured visuals of "PAD YATRA" is the work of Buddhist monk Ngawang Sodpa of Hemya Village in Ladakh (India). He first began filming in 2003 when someone gifted him a video camera, and since then has shot footage for over 23 films. He is now one of the most well-regarded cinematographers of Ladakh and the greater Himalayas, and won an award for Best Cinematography of a Feature Film at Docutah Film Festival in St. Geroge, Utah.
Original Music: Pilar Díaz and Derek Zhao
Pilar Díaz (also known as singer/songwriter María del Pilar) is a Los Angeles based musician with a background in indie rock. She is hailed as one of the prominent voices of the bilingual youth movement in the US during the early millennium.
Derek Zhao is a film and TV composer from Houston, TX. A graduate of University of Southern California's composition program, his music is a unique intersection of his cinematic "Hollywood" training with his experiences discovering and living in Asia.
Editor: Wendy J.N. Lee
Sound Editor: Patrick Knipe
Titles: Ian Trujillo
Poster Designers: DKNG
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