– Los Angeles – Singapore – beijing – jakarta –
Livi Zheng made her film production debut in 2014 with Brush with Danger, a thriller about the complex world of martial arts. The film was released theatrically in the US and distributed internationally. Brush with Danger garnered international acclaim and the film was prestigiously recognized by the Los Angeles Times.
Livi’s passion for martial arts, which developed at a very young age, served as the catalyst for her decision to pursue a career in film. After working as a stunt woman, Livi took her martial art skills to a competitive level and won 26 medals in the US, including at the US Open. She then went on to utilize her expertise in martial arts during the making of Brush with Danger.
Livi’s most recent film, Bali: Beats of Paradise premiered at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, USA, and played theatrically in the US and in Asia.
In between projects, Livi travels as a guest speaker on topics spanning film, culture and international business. To date, she has spoke at over 30 universities worldwide including Yale University, University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, University of California-Los Angeles, New York Film Academy, and Communication University of China.
Livi moved to the US and earned her M.F.A in Film Production at the University of Southern California; previously having earned her B.A. in Economics from the University of Washington-Seattle. Livi resides and works in the sunny Los Angeles.
- Culture Ambassador Award Recipient at the Unforgettable Gala (2018) – Beverly Hills Unforgettable Gala is the longest-running awards event for Asian Americans in entertainment industry in the US
- Recipient Aryo Blitar Award “The Most Inspirational” (2017)
- MNC Lifestyle Award Recipient, Indonesia Award given by MNC (2016) – MNC is the biggest Southeast Asian media group. This award is given to someone who is considered an inspiration due to their international success
- Recepient of Diaspora Creative Award (2015)
- First Place Washington State Karate Federation Invitational Tournament and USA National Karate Federation Qualifier, Edmonds, Washington, USA (2010)
- First Place US Open, Orlando, Florida, USA (2009)
- Los Angeles Times // A Review ‘Brush With Danger’ mixes art and martial arts
- Seattle Times // Martial-arts film ‘Brush with Danger’ shot in Seattle
- China Daily // Young director savors her Brush with fame following her debut
- Jakarta Post // The Zheng siblings invade Hollywood
- Ren Min Ri Bao // 郑芬菲自导自演《笔下危情》 亚裔女导演的光影传奇
- CCTV // 亚裔女导演郑芬菲携奥斯卡入选作品惊艳亮相北京
- MNC World News // Insight with Filmmaker Livi Zheng
- CNN Indonesia // Sineas Indonesia Menembus Dunia
- Tempo // Livi Zheng Moderates Asian World Film Festival