Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2018

Nomination Detail

Zhang Miaoyang was born in the Manchuria region, growing up during the Cultural Revolution, which meant he had little access to movies. He later studied at UC Berkeley and has since acted as director, producer, writer, editor and cinematographer on four films: Xiaolin Xiaoli (2007), Black Blood (2011), A Corner of Heaven (2014), and Silent Mist (2018). A Corner of Heaven was nominated for three APSAs including Achievement in Cinematography for Zhang’s black and white photography.

Xu Zhiyong is a first-time cinematographer. Silent Mist marks the first time Zhang has utilised a co-cinematographer to work in collaboration on one of his films. Xu has previously worked in front of the camera as an actor on Liu Lan (2003).


The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.

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