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.

Sample collection of our work

One Belt One Road - Directed by Sunny Zhao who lead a team through China, Greece and Europe during the production. The video played during the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road summit in Beijing, China, which was attended by over 68 world leaders. One Belt One Road is also currently airing on CCTV (China's largest television network) as well as broadcast outlets around the globe.

Hunter and Dog - Commercial for McGeorge Toyota won the Gold in Best Overall at this year's Richmond Ad Show.

Teaser for “Gift” - Feature length movie, written, directed, and shot by Sunny Zhao. Screened during Cannes 2018.

Trailer for “Gift” - Feature length movie, written, directed and shot by Sunny Zhao. Screened during Cannes 2018.

Main Street Station - video for The City of Richmond’s revitalized historic Main Street Station. The video was produced entirely by Dreams Factory and shot over a four year period through all phases of construction. The City of Richmond displays the video via digital, marketing presentations, and online to advertise the station as a driving force in Richmond’s revitalization, as a destination, an urban hub, and an event space.

Eyes of the Future - Television commercial for Conexus for Healthy Vision

Bubble Wrap - TV and web commercial

Run Meat Run - Stampede - TV Commercial

Director’s Montage

eXtra Chances - Digital web and gas pump video screen commercial

Throwback 70’s - All live action footage, animations, graphics, and original music by Dreams Factory


  • Producing, directing and shooting On-Locations or In-Studio.
  • Production personnel including; producers, directors, director of photography, assistant directors, production managers, camera assistants, camera operators, location scouting, gaffers, grips, art department, wardrobe and makeup, and all other support staff on location or in studio.
  • Production equipment including; 4k to 8k resolution Cinema cameras, Ultra High Speed cameras for slo-motion up to 1,500 fps, drone and pilots for 6k aerial footage, all camera support personnel, lenses, camera support equipment, jibs, dolly, gimbals, camera mounts and camera moving devices.

Equipment and Studio

Dreams Factory owns the following in house Cameras and Camera Support Equipment (additional equipment is available as needed)

-      Red Epic Dragon Digital Cinema Camera (up to 6K resolution)

-      Red Epic Helium Digital Cinema Camera (up to 8K resolution)

-      Phantom HD Gold Ultra High Speed Camera (up to 1500 frames per second)

-      Cinemag, on board touch screen controller and dedicated laptop for Phantom Camera

-      Variety of high end cinema lenses (various brands and focal lengths)

-      Drone with 6k Resolution Camera

-      Canon 1 DC 4K Resolution Digital Cinema Camera

-      Lenses for Canon 1DC (various focal lengths)

-      Jib - Up to 32 Foot Swing Arm

-      Camera Dolly and Dolly Track

-      Camera Gimbals and Stabilizers

-      Camera Tripods, Heads, Plates, Hand Held Rigs, and misc camera accessories

-      Easy Rig camera moving device

-      Location Audio Equipment


Grip and Lighting Equipment and Equipment Trucking

-      16ft Truck for Cameras, Dolly, Jib and Camera Support

-      Large Variety of Grip Equipment

-      Various Lighting Equipment; HMI's, Tungsten, LED, Kino Flo


Studio Rental

-      Large shooting studio with 40ft x 50ft two sides white cyc wall, plus large client area, and wardrobe makeup room