Yvonne Zhang is a filmmaker based in Glasgow, with an MA in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh, and a Foundation Diploma in Video and Photography from Central St Martins. In her artistic practice, Yvonne is interested in combining different forms of moving image such as live action and animation to create surreal hybrids, taking inspiration from theatre, magical realist literature, Georges Méliès, and 80s/90s music videos. Her work has been screened in museums and galleries across the UK. In 2017, she was selected out of 1,000 candidates to be one of 7 directors taking part in the drama workshop for The Network at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, and earlier this year, she co-wrote and directed short drama Tadpoles. Her aim is to make feature films that focus on the lives of diaspora communities in Britain and tread the line between social realism and surreality.
After studying music at the University of Edinburgh, Daisy went on to work in sales & marketing, security services, third sector and event management roles, before stepping into factual, drama and commercial production as a runner and researcher. From there, Daisy spent 4 years as assistant to director Norman Stone, working with him on several docs and feature films including a bio-pic about Dietrich Bonhoffer and Chinese / New Zealand co-production Into The Rainbow starring Willow Shields. In 2010, Daisy founded Clan Creative Productions, offering production and script development services and has since produced music videos with directors David Higgs and Jamie Stone, and SFTN funded FIVE@5 short film Bloody Love, written and directed by Miriam Hamidi. Daisy is currently working as assistant script editor on a 6-part thriller created by Emily Ballou for ITV, as well as assisting with an adaptation of Ewan Morrison’s novel Day One, into a series for Kindle Entertainment.