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Michael McDermott

Gung-Ho Films | China

Leading production service company in mainland China and Hong Kong.

Founded in Beijing in 2001 by Michael McDermott, the company has grown to offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Over the past 20 years Gung-Ho Films has worked with many of the world’s most awarded production companies and directors in the world.




Locations in China

Due to its enormous size, ancient culture, densely populated cities, and gigantic filming infrastructure, China has a lot to offer.  With Dr. Zhivago-like snowscapes and Mongolian grasslands in the north, breathtaking and often colorful deserts in the west, gorgeous rock formations in the center, tropical rainforests and Himalayan mountains in the south, and massive modern cities along the east coast, China offers filmmakers a kaleidoscope of unique and memorable cinematic locations. Many films have taken advantage of these locations like the recent "Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore" (magical waterfalls and Karst mountains of Guilin), Spike Jonze’s “Her" (the futuristic city of Shanghai), IMAX "Panda Movie" (natural beauty of panda territory in Sichuan Province), "The Painted Veil" (ancient Chinese villages), "Star Wars" (Guilin Karst mountains), "Mulan", "Transformers", "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon", etc.  In addition to these outdoor locations, China has over the past decades built a plethora of stages and ancient film sets to meet the explosive demand of local film and TV production. In fact one of the largest stages in the world exists in China, and is easily accessible via a 1 hour plane ride from the capital city of Beijing.  Both Beijing and Shanghai also have many stages and backlots as well.

Advantages or why to come to China

  • hard working and experienced bilingual crews

  • all the equipment needed

  • big Asian cities & breathtaking scenery

Previous Clients

Production houses: Prettybird, Smuggler, Partizan, Pulse Films, Anonymous Content, Park Pictures, Caviar Content, MJZ, Radical Media, Stink, Tool of North America, Director’s Bureau, Epoch Films ...

Directors / DPs: Alejandro Iñárritu, Spike Jonze, Oliver Stone, Davis Guggenheim, Rupert Sanders, Lance Acord, Louis CK. DP’s: Emmanuel Lebeski, Wally Pfister, Claudio Miranda, Rodrigo Prieto ...

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