Johnny Ma

Johnny Ma


I see failure as a friend: it is only when the original story you are trying to tell fails... that something truly special and new could possibly be born.    


Johnny Ma (Aka Nan Ma) was born in Shanghai, Chinain 1982. He made his first short films while studying Directing and Screenwriting at Columbia University in New York. His short film A GRAND CANAL won numerous awards and screened at Toronto IFF. OLD STONE is his first feature-length film. It received awards at the Toronto IFF and Stockholm IFF and screened in the Forum section of Berlin IFF. Ma is currently working on a new project, TEN THOUSAND HAPPINESS, presented at HAF.

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