Rain Li

Cinematographer | Writer | Camera and Electrical Department
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KNOWN FOR 
Beijing, New York (2015) | Paranoid Park (2007) | Paris, je t'aime (2006)
AWARDS 
6 wins & 9 nominations More »
NICKNAME  
Rain
GUILDS *
IATSE
HAIR *
Black (Shoulder Length)
WEIGHT *
90 lbs
PHYSIQUE *
Slim
WORK HISTORY *
Television | Film | Commercial | Music Video  Less
JOB TYPES *
Acting | Directing | Writing | Cinematography  Less
VANITY URL *
http://www.imdb.me/rainli
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).

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Past Film & Video (18 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Beijing, New YorkBeijing, New York Cinematographer, Director, Writer  Less 2015 $6MM — / $2.9MM
  • Primary photo for In the NightIn the Night (Short) Cinematographer, Executive Producer  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for IslandIsland Cinematographer (as Kathy Li)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for ShowtimeShowtime Cinematographer (as Kathy Li)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Ocean HeavenOcean Heaven Second Unit Cinematographer (as Kathy Li)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The BlindThe Blind Cinematographer  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for The Limits of ControlThe Limits of Control Director Of Photography (second unit) (as Kathy Li)  Less 2009 $425K / —
  • Primary photo for The PriestThe Priest (Short) Cinematographer  Less 2009 £4K
  • Primary photo for Princess & the PeaPrincess & the Pea (Short) Cinematographer  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for 88 Cinematographer (segments: The Letter) (as Kathy Li)  Less 2008 €4MM
  • Primary photo for UncertaintyUncertainty Director Of Photography  Less 2008 $36K / —
  • Primary photo for Warsaw DarkWarsaw Dark Cinematographer (as Rain Kathy Li)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Paranoid ParkParanoid Park Cinematographer (as Rain Kathy Li)  Less 2007 $486K / —
  • Primary photo for Losing HerLosing Her (Short) Cinematographer (as Kathy Li)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Meeting HelenMeeting Helen (Short) Cinematographer (as Kathy Li)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Paris, je t'aimeParis, je t'aime Cinematographer (segments: Porte de Choisy) (as Kathy Li), Writer (in collaboration with) (segments: Porte de Choisy) (as Rain Kathy Li)  Less 2006 $13MM $4.9MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Madness of the DanceThe Madness of the Dance (Short) Cinematographer (as Kathy Li)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Digital Sam in Sam Saek 2006: Talk to HerDigital Sam in Sam Saek 2006: Talk to Her Cinematographer (segments: Twelve Twenty) (as Kathy Li)  Less 2006
Past Television (1 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Must I Write?Must I Write? (TV Movie) Cinematographer (as Kathy Li)  Less 2007
Self (1 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Stage 5Stage 5 (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013
Domestic gross includes USA and Canada.

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Additional Credits (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

FilmCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Paranoid Park * – Cinematographer Gus Van Sant
  • Downloading Nancy * – Cinematographer Johan Renck

Additional Awards (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

EVENTYEAR
  • 'Variety' November 2007 Issue * – 'Variety’s 10 Cinematographers to Watch' 2007
  • 'Hollywood Reporter' - The Next Generation Issue * – The Most Talented 35-and-under Artisans 2007
  • Accolade Global Film Competition 2016 * – Best Director 2016
  • Indiefest Film Awards 2016 * – Award of Excellence Cinematography 2016
  • International Filmaker Festival of World Cinema Milan 2016 * – Nominated for Best Film 2016
  • International Fimmaker Festival of World Cinema Milan 2016 * – Nominated for Best Cinematography in a Feature Film 2016
  • International Fimmaker Festival of World Cinema Milan 2016 * – Nominated for Best Original Screenplay of a Feature Film 2016
  • Indiefest Film Awards 2016 * – Award of Excellence: Actor: Leading 2016
  • Indiefest Film Awards 2016 * – Award of Excellence Special Mention: Film Feature 2016
  • Indie Film Awards 2016 * – Award of Excellence: Actress: Leading 2016
  • International Fimmaker Festival of World Cinema Milan 2016 * – Nominated for Best Supporting Actor 2016
  • International Fimmaker Festival of World Cinema Milan 2016 * – Nominated for Best Editing of a Feature Film 2016
  • International Fimmaker Festival of World Cinema Milan 2016 * – Nominated for Best Sound Design 2016
  • International Fimmaker Festival of World Cinema Milan 2016 * – Nominated for Best Director of Foreign Language Feature Film 2016
  • International Fimmaker Festival of World Cinema Milan 2016 * – Nominated for Best Lead Actress in Foreign Language Film 2016
  • International Fimmaker Festival of World Cinema Milan 2016 * – Nominated for Best Hair, Make up and Body Design 2016
  • Southampton International Film Festival 2016 * – Nominated for Best Feature Film 2016
  • Southampton International Film Festival 2016 * – Nominated for Best Directing in a Feature 2016
  • Southampton International Film Festival 2016 * – Nominated for Leading Actor in a Feature 2016
  • Southampton International Film Festival 2016 * – Nominated for Leading Actress in a Feature 2016
  • Southampton International Film Festival 2016 * – Nominated for Best Cinematography in a Feature Film 2016
  • Brasov International Film Festival 2016 * – Winner of Best Actor 2016
  • Singapore World International Film Festival 2016 * – BEST DRAMA AWARD GRAND JURY WINNER 2016

Additional Resume Info (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

UPLOADED RESUME
  • * Rain Li left China for England as a young teenager to go pursue her dreams. After only a few months of language training and multiple part-time jobs, she discovered her passion for lighting.

    Rain had two years of training as an electrician on commercials, music videos and feature films. This led to her working as a camera assistant, and later she became a cinematographer by the time she turned 18.

    By age 26, Rain had shot twelve features, twenty five short films, numerous popular commercials, music videos and also interesting art and fashion projects.

    Since early 2005, Rain has been collaborating with renowned cinematographer/director Christopher Doyle ('In the Mood for Love', 'Hero', 'Rabbit Proof Fence', Lady in the Water etc), Since their meeting they have collaborated on twelve projects to date. Other internationally renown directors Rain has collaborated with include; Jim Jarmusch, Gus Van Sant and Mike Figgis.
    The film "Paranoid Park" directed by Gus Van Sant and cinematography by Rain, received "Special 60th Anniversary Prize of the International Cannes Film Festival" in 2007.

    Rain was voted one of the '10 Best Cinematographers' of The Year' by Variety in 2007 and received the 'Best Cinematography' award from the Boston Film Critic in 2009. Hollywood Reporter has featured her to be one of the most talented cinematographers in the next generation.

    In recent years, Rain’s focus is directing. Before her feature debut, she directed commercials and short films for many international-renowned brands, including; Dries Van Noten, Yohji Yamamoto, Dove and Unqlo.

    Her first directorial debut was “Beijing New York” and is exceptionally well received across china. It’s beautiful and epic cinematic language is unique among Chinese movies. Some Chinese critics claim that Beijing New York is not just a love story, it has left a mark in the Chinese film industry in terms of its exquisite cinematic quality and honesty.

    Rain is a unique filmmaker, with a strong creative vision and has and is versed in both western and eastern cultures. The core of her work is telling captivating stories that engage audiences with powerful images and atmospheric sounds. Her work has been described as ‘romanticism vs aggression’ and ‘surrealism vs reality’.

    It is her desire to bring her unique vision, voice and experiences to Chinese cinema and cinemas worldwide.
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