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Welcome to Dreams Factory


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Welcome to Dreams Factory


Founded by Sunny Zhao, a multi-award winning director, cinematographer, editor, and writer, Dreams Factory is a production company with over twenty years of experience recognized for producing the highest quality content ranging across all media platforms.

Whether it is TV commercials, web videos, movies and music videos, or digital content for other platforms, our team of experienced and dedicated professionals is passionate about driving our clients’ messages home to the hearts of their audiences through compelling visuals while ensuring budget and time are used to maximum efficiency.

At the core of Dreams Factory is our love of collaborating with our clients and bringing their ideas to life, refining them into a visually dynamic and impactful product that will resonate with our clients’ intended markets. We take great joy in pushing the boundaries of expectation by approaching each project in innovative ways to captivate the audience in this ever-changing world.


Richmond 804-368-1718          New York 917-732-7618          Los Angeles 310-984-6836

Tim Dowdle - Exec Producer    tdowdle@dreamsfactory.com          Clara Lee - Exec Producer    clara@dreamsfactory.com

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Main Street Station


Main Street Station


Main Street Station "connects us together"

The "Connects Us Together" video was produced over a period of four years to show the progress and positive impact that the revitalization of Richmond's iconic and historic Main Street Station will have on the city and residents of Richmond VA.

 

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Gift


Gift


TEASER

TRAILER

Gift

“Gift”, a full-length feature film, tells an extraordinary tale of love, tragedy, and friendship. A mysterious piano connects two children from opposite sides of the world, leading to a journey of a lifetime in pursuit of truth and the love of music.

Abigail Phillips is an American farm girl who grows up to become a world-renowned pianist. Behind her success there is a secret. When Abigail is 10 years old, she stumbles upon a mysterious piano on her father's farm. As the mystery of the piano begins to unravel, its origin is far beyond anyone could have ever imagined.

 

 

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McGeorge Toyota


McGeorge Toyota


Mattress tag

bubble wrap

snoot juice

McGeorge Toyota

Mattress Tag, Bubble Wrap and Snoot Juice are three spots produced for the McGeorge TV campaign.

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Belt and Road


Belt and Road


Belt and Road

Our Director Sunny Zhao was selected out of several other international directors to direct BELT AND ROAD, a ninety-second promo film involving hundreds of cast and crew, filmed throughout Europe and Asia. Sunny’s way of telling stories without words, his ability to speak both Chinese and English fluently, and his understanding and appreciation of different cultures all played an essential role in the success of the project.

The video was played during the opening of the Belt and Road Initiative summit in May 2017, which was attended by over sixty-eight world leaders. It is currently airing on CCTV (China's largest television network), as well as broadcast outlets across the globe.


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Hunter and Dog


Hunter and Dog


dreams factory wins gold for hunter and dog

Director Sunny Zhao and Dreams Factory won the Gold Award in Best Overall at this year's Richmond Show for "Hunter & Dog," a television commercial which tells the beautiful story of the bond and trust between a man and his dog, featuring the new Toyota TRD 4x4 pickup truck.

Sunny Zhao accepted the Gold Cannonball during the ceremony on Friday,
April 6th. "A big thanks to our amazing star Goose the dog, the amazing
Jeff Klemmer, our clients, and all my awesome crew members! Thank you all again!"

Let's do more great work, and win the next Gold together!

 

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Eyes of the Future


Eyes of the Future


Eyes of the Future

Eyes of the Future is a thirty second TV commercial produced for Conexus for Healthy Vision. Director and Cinematographer Sunny Zhao developed the creative concept and script in this emotionally moving spot to visually express the mission and goals of Conexus. Conexus provides vision testing and glasses for students who may not be able to afford otherwise.

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Fashion Week


Fashion Week


Feel The Moment

Feel the Moment is a beautiful spot concepted, directed, and shot by Sunny Zhao, promoting the fashion industry.

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UNC Rex Healthcare


UNC Rex Healthcare


Cancer Care

Director/Cinematographer Sunny Zhao and the team from Dreams Factory traveled to produce this TV Commercial for Rex UNC Healthcare showing John, a survivor enjoying his favorite serene pastime. The commercial is one of many in several campaigns with UNC Rex Healthcare.

 

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McBeth Music Video


McBeth Music Video


Rest of Time

Rest of Time is one of two music videos produced for the singing duo McBeth. It was concepted, directed and shot by Sunny Zhao. Director Zhao created a visual story about love withstanding the test of time. The music video combines live action footage, elements shot in camera against green screen, and visual effects added during post production to create an abstract under water world.

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Virginia Lottery Digital


Virginia Lottery Digital


Print n Play

Print ‘n Play was shot with Dreams Factory’s Phantom Super High Speed Camera. Through the use of slo-motion photography the poker chips, playing cards, bingo markers, bingo cards, pencils and crossword puzzles were captured colliding in mid air.

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Virginia Lottery TV Campaigns


Virginia Lottery TV Campaigns


Jeep Seeker

Visitor

THROW BACK 90'S

The Virginia Lottery

Jeep Seeker, Visitor and Throw Back 90's are individual TV commercials each produced for three different multi-spot campaigns.