I was born and raised in Switzerland, studied Film and Sinology at the University of Zurich and decided to move to China in 2003. I live here for most of the years since, working as director for film and advertising in the bustling city of Beijing. It is exciting to see the rapid changes in this country and work on many local and international productions in this thriving industry.


I speak, read and write Chinese. However, China still is a completely different world from the one I grew up in. People think differently, work differently and the way stories are told is different, too. Many times my reason and moral is torn between two worlds, but it is the path in between that intrigues me and forces me to grow, trying to combine different ways and create something new.


With over 10 years of experience in the film and advertising world of China, the US and Europe, I am fortunate to have worked with an amazing array of great teams, from local talents to international professionals and even personal heroes of mine like Emmanuel Lubezki, Chris Menges, Sean Ellis, Mark Toia and Arthur Cohn.


In my personal work, I am always drawn to dystopian societies, strong visual stories, anti-heroes and unknown places.

 

Interested in working together? Please write me for inquiries or a full CV:

montyfendt@me.com

China +86 139 1012 2687                      Switzerland +41 79 626 53 85