Po Chan was born and raised in Hong Kong. She started her career in the music industry in Hong Kong at the age of 17. She worked in promotion, music video production and music concert production. She then moved on to work with Actor, singer and passionate filmmaker Andy Lau. Working with Lau in films opened her heart to the passion of filmmaking.
Po dedicates her life’s work to her family and especially to her younger sister, who died tragically in 1996. Po made a promise to her sister to pursue her passion and never give up on her dream to be a filmmaker. After her sister’s untimely death, Po moved to California to pursue her film career in the United States.
In 2004, Po started working with Shane Hurlbut, ASC as his assistant. They worked together through nine feature films including “We Are Marshall”, “Semi-Pro” & “Terminator: Salvation”. She worked closely with Hurlbut in designing, organizing and budgeting the camera, lighting and grip departments.
In 2009, Po co-directed two projects with Hurlbut for “Terminator: Salvation”. One of the projects was a series of three minute short films that were launched once a week leading up to the theatrical release of the film. The other project was a pre-show entertainment piece for the Terminator: Salvation Roller Coaster ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
In 2010, Po wrote and directed “The Last 3 Minutes” for Canon’s 5D Mark II Camera 24p firmware release.
In 2012, Canon approached Po again asking her to write and direct another short film entitled “The Ticket”. This short film highlights the features of their next generation of DSLR cameras.
Po is currently working on the screenplay for her next feature project.
In her own words, “If God creates each person with an unique talent, I do believe I am meant to be an artist for cinema. There have been many detours in my life, but my heart always leads me back to filmmaking. I have come a long way and still have a long way to go, but I want to create film with my heart, this is my way of seeing.”
“One sees clearly only with the heart.” LE PETIT PRINCE.