Producer, participated in numerous Chinese-foreign co-productions.
Dem. People's Rep. Korea
Shan Tam is a multiple award-winning producer who has been active in film and television on both sides of the Pacific. Her work has been honoured with a Sundance award, Gemini, Genie, Leos and Canadian Screen Award along with considerable international recognition.
Ms Tam has been actively producing in China for over a decade. She has shot several mini-series for American television with a large international cast and crew in various parts of China. A solid working relationship with Asian producers afforded Tam the opportunity to produce two feature co-productions between Canada and Hong Kong, as well as a China-Australian coproduction. Her projects have taken her to numerous countries in Europe, Asia, Russia, North and Central America, working extensively with world class crew from the East and West.
In recent years, Ms Tam has produced a number of well known Chinese language films, including the huge box office hits “Finding Mr. Right 1& 2”. She co-produced an epic action film “Thousand Faces of Dunja” with prolific producer Tsui Hark and legendary director Yuen Wo Ping. Along with Alex Law, she produced renowned director Mabel Cheung’s period drama “Tale of Three Cities “. Her recent work is a sci-fi feature “Shanghai Fortress” with director Teng Hua Tao and “Lost in Russia” with director/ actor Xu Zheng. (as part of the trilogy of “Lost in Thailand” and “Lost in Hong Kong”, both were box office sensation.)
Over the years, Tam has provided production services to dozens of international film productions shooting in Canada, including Jackie Chan’s blockbuster “Rumble in the Bronx”; Cory Yuen and Andy Lau’s “Saviour of the Soul II”; and Yuen Wo-Ping’s “In the Line of Duty IV” starring Donnie Yen. She also extended her production services for hit TV series such as “Jade Buddha”; “One Meter Sunlight”; and “Love Memories”.
A well-respected filmmaker in both Canada and China, Tam has been invited to sit on juries for various international awards and funds. She has given talks on numerous panels, seminars and coproduction meetings.
Ms. Tam was on the board of directors with Creative BC, a provincial government cultural agency. She is a past board member of Women in Film and Video Vancouver and the Vancouver Film and Television Artist Society.