China Moo-Young

Director for film and television
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Biography

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 went on to direct a block of the third series and Talking To The Dead: her first original pilot. China has since directed new series Spotless and Humans, and is currently developing her first feature film, Exeat, with Matador Pictures. 

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TV

Director

Humans
8 x 60'
Producer Chris Fry
Starring
  • Gemma Chan
  • Tom Goodman-Hill
  • William Hurt
  • Neil Maskell
  • Colin Morgan
  • Katherine Parkinson
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    Sci-fi drama

    AMC/Kudos for Channel 4/AMC
     
    Spotless
    10 x 60'
    Creator Ed McCardie and Corinne Marrinan
    Producer Hugh Warren
    Starring
  • Marc-André Grondin
  • Denis Ménochet
  • Miranda Raison
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    Crime drama

    Tandem/Canal Plus
     
    Producer Hugh Warren
    Writer Heidi Thomas
    Starring
  • Jenny Agutter
  • Miranda Hart
  • Helen George
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    Popular BBC drama
    Neal Street Productions for BBC1
     
    Producer Elwen Rowlands
    Writer Gwyneth Hughes
     

    Crime series pilot

    Warp/Bonafide for Sky Living
     
    Producer Hugh Warren
     

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

    Neal Street Productions for BBC One
     
    Writer Sally Wainwright
    Starring
  • Suranne Jones
  • Lesley Sharp
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    Detective drama series exploring the personal and professional lives of two female detectives.
    Red Production Company for ITV1
     
    Misfits
    10 x 3'
    Producer Chloe Moss
    Writer Rose Heiney/Sam Leifer & Ben Edwards
    Starring
  • Robert Sheehan
  • Nathan Stewart-Jarrett
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    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.
    Clerkenwell Films for E4
     
    Producer Jacquie Glanville/Roanna Benn
    Starring
  • Billie Piper
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    The day-to-day adventures of a high end London escort, based on the blog and books by the pseudonymous 'Belle de Jour'.
    Tiger Aspect Productions/Showtime for ITV2
     

    Film

    Director

     
    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.
    Matador Pictures
     
    Producer Molly Pope
    Starring
  • Glenn Doherty
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    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.
    Future Shorts
     
    Producer J Ensor
    Writer Glenn Doherty
    Starring
  • Glenn Doherty
  • Sophie Shaw-Foucher
  • Louis Cordice
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    Tells the story of a single parent father with a teenage daughter and the day she brings home her new boyfriend.

     

    UK Film Council's New Cinema Fund
    Wanted Films
     
    Producer Jim Spencer/Hannah Weaver
    Starring
  • Clare Grogan
  • Rachel Jackson
  • Lily Lovett
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    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.
    Channel 4 Television
    IWC Media
     

    Other

    Director

     
    Music Video. Island Records
     
     
    Music Video. From the Debut Album 'The Constant' by Coco Sumner.
     
     
    Music Video. From the debut Album 'Walk Away Slow'
     
     
    Sony Playstation game. Digital Motion capture cut scenes. 75'
     
     
    Music Video. Produced by Warp Films/Lucky Number Records.
     
     
    Music Video. Produced by Warp Films/EMI. Nominated 2009 UK Music Video Awards - Best Cinematography.