Month: June 2020

New business launch – Cheeky Monkey Kids

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The last few months have been crazy globally for all of us and now many of us find ourselves stuck at home, often thousands of miles away from our families on the other side of the world.

As a filmmaker, I've always shot a lot of footage of our daughter on my smartphone and starting from her first year I've taken the time to compile the footage my husband and I shoot and edit it together into an annual birthday celebration film that we can share with friends and relatives via social media. We've found its a great way for everyone not to feel as though they are missing out on all the magic moments as she grows up.

Every year when I share the film I have numerous friends and family members suggest that there's maybe a bigger idea here that should be explored. That maybe other families would like to celebrate their little ones with custom films too...

So finally, I'm giving it a go - and Cheeky Monkey Kids is the latest monkey on the block (and my new venture) aimed at connecting loved ones together during these hard times.

Please go check out the gorgeous custom celebration films we've created for other families featuring a bunch of very small cute people!

 

Everyday Heroes

When we arrived back in Hong Kong in March and watched as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of the world, the global news was pretty overwhelming and heartbreaking. Like many, amidst such sadness and uncertainty, I was looking for a positive action to take.
In light of this, I randomly connected with Brad and the team at Underscore Films in Los Angeles and we set out to create a film highlighting the positive stories coming out of the pandemic. They assembled a team of 20 producers from around the world, and we started looking for incredible actions we could capture on film, remotely!
Gradually I began collecting stories to share; a friend's girlfriend in the Philippines who was giving away bags of food to people in her village who had run out, my Sister-In-Law in Italy who told me about how they were about to deliver bread and produce to a village in the Val D'Orcia that had been cut off, a local social enterprise here in Hong Kong that was delivering much needed hygiene kits to street cleaners.
As the stories began coming together, we quickly realized that this film would not just be about positivity, but instead, about the humanity in people. The everyday heroes amongst us. And I hope it inspires anyone who watches.