Belt and Road
An international cast and crew of over one hundred fifty, with director Sunny Zhao at the helm, traveled to locations throughout Asia, Europe and the Middle East during a period exceeding thirty days of production and ten days of on the ground shooting to produce the Belt and Road video. Director Zhao, who is a US resident formerly from China, was tapped for the project due to his creative approach, his eye for cinematic images and his enthusiasm. His understanding and appreciation of Chinese and US cultures as well as his ability to speak fluently in both languages gave him the ease of communication with the international cast and crew.
The finished video played during the May 2017 opening of the Belt and Road summit in Beijing; attended by world leaders and dignitaries. The video is also currently airing on CCTV (China's largest state run television network), and other broadcast outlets across the globe.
The Belt and Road initiative is a modern day solution for international trade and cultural exchange that covers more than sixty countries in Asia, Europe and The Middle East, taking it's name from the ancient Silk Road.