China Moo-Young

Director for film and television

Theatre, Film & TV
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China Moo-Young went to the National Youth Theatre before studying Drama at Bristol University, where she graduated with a First Class Honours BA in Film, Theatre and Television.

China wrote and directed her first short Liar and her second short film, Juvenile, was made with the support of the UK Film Council's New Cinema Fund. In 2008 she made Emo for Channel 4's Coming Up season. China was named a Star of Tomorrow in Screen International's annual review of British film-making talent and was selected as a Breakthrough Brit on the prestigious UK Film Council programme.

She directed four episodes of Secret Diary of A Call Girl (Series 3) and the opening block of the second series of Scott and Bailey. After completing two episodes for series two of Call The Midwife, China has gone on to direct a block of the third series. She is currently developing her first feature film, Exeat, with Matador Pictures. Talking To The Dead is her first original pilot.


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Spotless 10 x 60'
Sep 2014
Tandem/Canal Plus
Creator Ed McCardie and Corinne Marrinan
Producer Hugh Warren
Director China Moo-Young
Starring Brendan Coyle, Marc-André Grondin, Denis Ménochet & Miranda Raison

Call the Midwife, series 3 2 x 60'
Jan 2014
Neal Street Productions for BBC1
Producer Hugh Warren
Director China Moo-Young
Writer Heidi Thomas
Starring Jenny Agutter, Bryony Hannah, Miranda Hart, Helen George & Jessica Raine

Popular BBC drama

Talking To The Dead 2 x 60'
Warp/Bonafide for Sky Living
Producer Elwen Rowlands
Director China Moo-Young
Writer Gwyneth Hughes

Crime series pilot

Call The Midwife: Series 2 2 x 60'
Neal Street Productions for BBC One
Producer Hugh Warren
Director China Moo-Young

Period medical drama created by Heidi Thomas based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth and set in East London in the 1950s.

Red Production Company for ITV1
Director China Moo-Young
Writer Sally Wainwright
Starring Suranne Jones & Lesley Sharp

Detective drama series exploring the personal and professional lives of two female detectives.

Misfits 10 x 3'
Clerkenwell Films for E4
Producer Chloe Moss
Director China Moo-Young
Writer Rose Heiney/Sam Leifer & Ben Edwards
Starring Iwan Rheon, Antonia Thomas, Robert Sheehan, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett & Lauren Socha

Director of the online films for the E4 comedy drama series which follows a bunch of unruly teenagers on community service who develop strange powers.

Tiger Aspect Productions/Showtime for ITV2
Producer Jacquie Glanville/Roanna Benn
Director China Moo-Young
Starring Billie Piper

The day-to-day adventures of a high end London escort, based on the blog and books by the pseudonymous 'Belle de Jour'.

Exeat Feature
Matador Pictures
Director China Moo-Young
Writer Tom de Ville

Thriller: a brutal revenge thriller in which a tormented schoolgirl embraces her family’s dark past to face the vicious gang that rules her school.

Emo Short
Jan 2008
IWC Media for Channel 4 Television
Producer Jim Spencer/Hannah Weaver
Director China Moo-Young
Writer Nicole Taylor
Starring Clare Grogan, Rachel Jackson & Lily Lovett

When a burnt out over-achiever finds himself back in his hometown after a breakdown, a McJob and an unlikely friendship help him reconnect with the world.

Juvenile Short
Wanted Films for UK Film Council's New Cinema Fund
Producer J Ensor
Director China Moo-Young
Writer Glenn Doherty
Starring Glenn Doherty, Sophie Shaw-Foucher & Louis Cordice

Tells the story of a single parent father with a teenage daughter and the day she brings home her new boyfriend.


Liar Short
Future Shorts
Producer Molly Pope
Director China Moo-Young
Starring Glenn Doherty

Four characters, a drag queen, a city boy, a lad, and a loner are all uttering falsehoods, inflated fibs, and tragic untruths. Nobody knows who's telling the truth because every one is a LIAR.

Jess Mills: Vultures 2011

Music Video. Island Records

I Blame Coco: Quicker 2010

Music Video. From the Debut Album 'The Constant' by Coco Sumner.

Tiffany Page: You Won't 2010

Music Video. From the debut Album 'Walk Away Slow'

Music Video. Produced by Warp Films/EMI. Nominated 2009 UK Music Video Awards - Best Cinematography.

Music Video. Produced by Warp Films/Lucky Number Records.

The Getaway Black Monday 2004

Sony Playstation game. Digital Motion capture cut scenes. 75'