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Johnny Ma

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B: in Shanghai, China

Born as Nan Ma in Shanghai, China, Johnny Ma immigrated to Toronto when he was 10-years-old. After careers in mergers and acquisitions in the business and fashion world, he first made the move to documentary filmmaking in 2008. Graduating from Columbia University’s M.F.A. program in Directing/Screenwriting, his short films have screened at TIFF, Dallas International Film Festival, Aspen Shortfest and other international festivals. Ma has won the Canadian Academy of Cinema & Television’s Best First Feature award, sponsored by Telefilm Canada, for his feature film, Old Stone. He is developing his second feature-length project, also set in China.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

The Robbery (2010, short)
Play (2011, short)
O Genio de Quintino (2011, short)
Dec 32 (2012, short)
A Grand Canal (2014, short)
Old Stone (2016)
To Live To Sing (aka Huo zhe chang zhe, 2019)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
The Robbery (2010, short)
Play (2011, short)
O Genio de Quintino (2011, short)
A Grand Canal (2014, short)
Old Stone (2016)
To Live To Sing (aka Huo zhe chang zhe, 2019)


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