Established in early 2019, DA PICTURES is a film and media company based in Los Angeles, focusing on development, production and financing.
We are committed to international co-production and believe in race and gender equality in the current industry. We collaborate with talents from the US, Europe and Asia Pacific to produce quality and universal film and television content with award-winning potential and important social change.
We also reserve an investment budget of US $8 million per year for outstanding global film and television projects to help our partners and us grow steadily.
Ying Yan is a writer, director, and producer based in Los Angeles and Shanghai. He is the Founder and CEO at DA Pictures. His working credits include assistant to Academy Award winning directors Malcolm Clarke and Francis Ford Coppola. Ying was selected to participate in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival as the only Asian assistant-director in 2018.
Ying received his BFA degree in Chinese literature from The Literature School of Nanjing University, and his MFA degree in Directing from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also expected to receive his Ph.D. in business in 2022.
Hanxiong Bo is a writer and director based in Los Angeles and Beijing. He works as the COO and the Creative Executive at DA Pictures.
His working credits include the Distant Vision project with award winning director Francis Ford Coppola and Assistant to the Chicago-based feature director Jennifer Reeder. Bo was selected to participate in Werner Herzog’s film workshop in 2020. Prior to joining DA Pictures, his latest short film DRIFTING premiered at the 67th San Sebastian International Film Festival, has won awards at Reykjavik Film Festival, Nara Film Festival, ARTE Short film Prize, China Award at Nowness China, and continues to be showcased in several places such as the 2019 CAA Moebius Showcase, the Mana Contemporary Museum, and over 70 film festivals worldwide.
He received his BFA degree in Film and Media Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and his MFA degree in Film Directing from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Mike is a veteran in the global independent film world. He heads Good Chaos, a London-based production, executive production, consultancy and management company which he established in 2018. He is developing film and TV projects with high profile talent including Sean Baker, Sally El Hosaini, Edward Berger, Jalmari Helander and Anne Fontaine.
He is also the UK co-producer on Triangle Of Sadness, the latest film by Ruben Ostlund, and is executive producer on Jasmila Sbanic’s Quo Vadis, Aida? which was selected for Venice competition and Toronto 2020.
Mike was previously chief executive officer of UK-based production, finance and sales company Protagonist Pictures and under his aegis it delivered such hit films as Cold War, The Lobster, Love & Friendship, The Florida Project, Hunt For The Wilderpeople, ’71, Calvary, The Rider, Lady Macbeth, God’s Own Country and Maggie’s Plan.
Among the films he has executive produced are Andrea Arnold’s American Honey, The Discovery starring Rooney Mara and Robert Redford, My Old Lady with Maggie Smith and Kevin Kline and Oren Moverman’s The Dinner starring Richard Gere and Steve Coogan.