Ning Hao

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Ning Hao
Chinese name甯浩 (traditional)
Chinese name宁浩 (simplified)
PinyinNìng Hào (Mandarin)
Born (1977-09-09) 9 September 1977 (age 41)
Taiyuan, Shanxi, China
OccupationFilm director
Spouse(s)Xing Aina
Children1 son (born 2009)
Awards
Huabiao Award for Outstanding New Director
2007 Crazy Stone

Ning Hao (Chinese: 宁浩; born 9 September 1977) is a Chinese film director. Ning studied at the Taiyuan Film School, where he majored in scenic design. He later transferred to the Art Department of Peking University. Ning eventually graduated from the Beijing Film Academy in 2003 with a degree from the Photography Department.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Year English Title Chinese Title Notes
2001 Thursday, Wednesday 星期四,星期三
2003 Incense 香火 Graduation film for the Beijing Film Academy
2004 Mongolian Ping Pong 绿草地
2006 Crazy Stone 疯狂的石头
2009 Crazy Racer 疯狂的赛车 Also known as Silver Medalist
2012 Guns and Roses 黄金大劫案
2013 No Man's Land 无人区 Also known as Western Sunshine, filmed in 2010
2014 Breakup Buddies 心花路放

Casting[edit]

Since his breakout in 2006, Ning frequently re-casts actors who he has worked with, especially Huang Bo and Xu Zheng (as well as himself in cameo roles):

Actor Crazy Stone Crazy Racer Guns and Roses No Man's Land Breakup Buddies
himself NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN
Huang Bo NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN
Xu Zheng NoN NoN NoN NoN
Guo Tao NoN NoN NoN
Yue Xiaojun NoN NoN NoN
Wang Xun NoN NoN
Liu Gang NoN NoN
Liu Hua NoN NoN
Dong Lifan NoN NoN
Wang Shuangbao NoN NoN
Ba Duo NoN NoN
Tao Hong NoN NoN
Yang Xinming NoN NoN
Lei Jiayin NoN NoN

Animal abuse on set[edit]

In March 2018, a video surfaced showing a dog being abused on the set of the Hao-directed movie Crazy Alien. In the video, the dog was shown being spun around in a cage and dumped into cold water.[2] The video was taped by a member of the movie crew.[3] TMZ reported a representative of the movie saying there had been a design flaw with the suspended cage and that it had twice fallen into the water being completely submerged after spinning out of control;[4] a whistleblower claimed that between shots, the dog was worked into a frenzy so he would bark as loudly as possible, and that this had been done on several takes.[5][6] The director did not give a statement, but Crazy Alien actor Matthew Morrison said he was heartbroken about the abuse.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Ning Hao is married to Xing Aina, who is credited as a screenwriter in all his films since Guns and Roses and No Man's Land. They have a son together.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mongolian Ping Pong Press Kit" (PDF). First Run Features. Retrieved 2008-05-10.
  2. ^ Brockington, Ariana (2018-03-16). "Matthew Morrison 'Outraged' by Dog Abuse Video From Set of New Movie". Variety. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  3. ^ Marotta, Jenna (2018-03-15). "PETA Outraged Over Animal Abuse on Matthew Morrison Film Set, Demands Scene Be Cut". IndieWire. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  4. ^ "Dog Severely Abused on Set of Matthew Morrison Movie Filming in China". www.theepochtimes.com. 2018-03-16. Retrieved 2018-08-23.
  5. ^ "'Crazy Alien' Producers Say Dog Wasn't Supposed to Fall in Icy Water". TMZ. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  6. ^ Shanghaiist.com (2018-03-20). "PETA accuses Chinese director Ning Hao of dog abuse on set of his upcoming film". Medium. Retrieved 2018-08-23.
  7. ^ "Matthew Morrison says his 'heart is broken' over dog abuse video that surfaced from his film's set". Newsweek. 2018-03-16. Retrieved 2018-07-23.

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