Premium Production - SHANGHAI - CHINA - WORLD

WE LOVE TO CREATE

What We Do

About Bright Shadow Films

We are a creative production agency located in Shanghai, China and London, England. We have 10 years experience and are proud to have an award-winning team.

Fiction

We have produced and financed short films and developed features. With established corporate entities in both UK and China, we are able to consider co-productions.

Commercials

Having started in the commercial realm, we continue to produce campaigns for discerning clients. We love a challenge, whether it’s a helicopter shoot in New York or filming dolphins in Hangzhou.

Our Service

The company was founded on a simple idea: deliver the highest quality in a tricky environment. What was true ten years ago remains so more than ever today. We are thrilled to see client succeed and outperform their expectations of what was possible.

CREATIVE

We are always keen to work with agencies and clients closely to ensure that the intended message is the most culturally appropriate to the target audience.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

We take the headache out of the production process. Transparency and realistic feasibility feedback are key to a successful production.

LOCALIZATION

We have welcomed hundreds of crews to Asia to support their productions. From technical support to customs clearances, we have rescued drowned computers and built kitchens to feed your troops.

FAST & FRIENDLY

We love to chat and to share our experience. Even if you are just looking for a nice place to eat out, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

The Team

Charlie Moretti

Charlie Moretti

Producer View Details
Gianpaolo Lupori

Gianpaolo Lupori

Director View Details
Charlie Moretti

Charlie Moretti

Producer

Charlie has been producing for over 10 years. French born and schooled in England, he quickly joined the theatre group (mostly due to his non existent skills on the rugby field) and ended up firmly backstage building sets (entirely due to his inability to speak english at the time). There, his duties included screening films for the entire school on weekends using 1930s Vulcan machines.

Charlie founded his first production company ‘Dont Walk’ while doing his Master in Management at the University of St Andrews where he worked with Claudia Schiffer, Yves St Laurent, Judi Dench, Alan Rickman and Jack Vettriano on charity events.

After leaving St Andrews with top honours (and his dissertation “Film financing in Britain and France”) Charlie worked with Matthew Vaughn (the producer of Guy Ritchie’s hit films ‘Lock Stock’ and ‘Snatch’) on ‘Layercake’ starring Daniel Craig.

In 2004 Charlie moved to China where he founded Bright Shadow Films. Working with some of the biggest names in the business: Working Title, Universal, MTV, Disney, BBC and National Geographic as well as many brands including Dior, Ferrari, Chanel, L’Oreal, Maybelline… Charlie produced TV shows, documentaries and commercials as well as films.

From helicopter shoots in Hong Kong and New York to underwater filming with Dolphins in Hangzhou or with A List talent including Li BingBing, Fan BingBing, Jet Li, Clive Owen, Caterina Murino, Gong Li, Patricia Field and numerous others, Charlie has produced hundreds of hours of material across Asia and has been living there for 9 years.

He speaks French and English natively and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and Italian.

Gianpaolo Lupori

Gianpaolo Lupori

Director

Gianpaolo Lupori is an Italian Director and Cinematographer living in China.

For the past 6 years he has created content for a wide range of media platforms both in Asia and beyond, working on documentaries, advertisement campaigns and film.

Filmmaker
Since 2004, Gianpaolo has been interested in Chinese urban culture, exploring and developing unique stories with universal relevance revealing the amazing developments taking place within Chinese society. Gianpaolo has written and directed a number of Independent short films about the extensive influence the social media has on individual and collective patterns of behavior, on the way we interact with each other, how we determine our personalities and relate to our surroundings.

Commercial Director
With a background in Media and Communication Studies, he’s always pursued alternative ways to combine passion for visual aesthetics and traditional storytelling with his interest in social commentary and media analysis in order to produce compelling, socially engaged and commercially attractive content.
He has directed viral campaigns, commercials and consumer insight videos for brands such as The North Face, La Roche Posay, Citroen and Maybelline.

Cinematography
Gianpaolo Lupori is a versatile Cinematographer with extensive experience with both international and Chinese productions, working with a wide spectrum of both traditional and cutting edge digital filmmaking tools.
With an eye for poetic imagery, he has worked on several independent short films with a number of upcoming Chinese film directors.

We’re Good At

EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION
90%
HIGH PRESSURE
99%
VIP HANDLING
90%
35mm
85%
Digital/4K
90%
WE LOVE OUR JOB TOO MUCH
100%

Work

We believe our work speaks for itself. Browse some of our previous productions below.

Chanel
Dior
L’Oreal
Maybelline
Ferrari

Creative Production from the Far East

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