China
Moo-Young

Director for film and television

China Moo-Young attended The National Youth Theatre before graduating from Bristol University with a First Class Honours BA in Film, Theatre and Television.

She began work in the commercials and music video industry whilst writing and directing her own short films which include LIAR and JUVENILE which was made with the support of the UK Film Council's New Cinema Fund and premiered at Sundance and Berlin film festivals. She was named a Star of Tomorrow in Screen International's annual review of British filmmaking talent and was selected as a Breakthrough Brit on the prestigious UK Film Council programme.

Her first television drama was EMO, written by Nicole Taylor for Channel 4's Coming Up season. China then directed several episodes of Season Three of SECRET DIARY OF A CALL GIRL and the opening block of the Second Series of SCOTT & BAILEY. After completing two episodes for Series Two of CALL THE MIDWIFE she then went on to direct a block of the Third Series of the show.

China has since directed episodes for the First Seasons of SPOTLESS, HUMANS and HARLOTS along with closing pioneering BBC3 drama THIRTEEN. She recently wrapped on THE ROOK, a new supernatural spy drama for Starz / Lionsgate and is currently directing PENNYWORTH for Epix / Warner Bros.

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Television

Director

The Rook
3 x 60'
Creator Sam Holcroft & Al Muriel
Producer Stephen Garrett & Steve Clark-Hall

Spy thriller drama

Starz!
Harlots
3 x 60'
Creator Moira Buffini and Alison Newman
Producer Lawrence Till
Writer Moira Buffini

Period drama series

Monumental for ITV Encore/Hulu
Thirteen
2 x 60'
Producer Hugh Warren
Writer Marnie Dickens

Drama

BBC Drama for BBC1
Humans
2 x 60'
Producer Chris Fry
Starring
  • Gemma Chan
  • Tom Goodman-Hill
  • William Hurt
  • Neil Maskell
  • Colin Morgan
  • Katherine Parkinson
  • Sci-fi drama

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

    Tandem/Canal Plus for Netflix
    Producer Hugh Warren
    Writer Heidi Thomas
    Starring
  • Jenny Agutter
  • Miranda Hart
  • Helen George
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

    Producer Molly Pope
    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.
    Future Shorts
    Producer J Ensor
    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.

     

    UK Film Council's New Cinema Fund
    Wanted Films
    Producer Jim Spencer/Hannah Weaver
    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.
    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.