Director JOHNNY MA
Born as Nan Ma, in Shanghai China, and immigrated to Toronto at age of ten.
After careers in mergers acquisition in the business and fashion world, Johnny first made the move to documentary filmmaking in 2008. Graduating from Columbia University’s M.F.A. in the Directing / Screenwriting film program, Johnny’s short films have screened at TIFF, Dallas International Film Festival, Aspen Shortfest and other international festivals, while receiving awards from DGA and National Board of Review as well a nomination for the Canadian Academy Awards. His first feature film "Old Stone/Lao Shi" premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2016.
Johnny is a alum of the Sundance Institute Screenwriting / Directing Lab and winner of the Telefilm Canada Pitch This competition. He is currently developing for his second feature project also set in China.