#1: From interview [Creative Mapping, 2012]

#3: With doph Christopher Doyle

 

   


RAIN [KATHY] LI

 

Born: 25 May 1983, Beijing, China.

Education: The Arts Institute at Bournemouth [Film School], UK.

Career: Left home at 13, then moved to London, UK, and found work as a model. After her study, she started as an electrician on short films, commercials and feature films, moving to the camera department six months later.

Ph commercials dir by David LaChapelle [for Boots; cph: Christopher Doyle], Christopher Doyle, Steve Keevile, a.o. Ph music videos dir by Jim Jarmusch [2006, 'Steady As She Goes'; a: The Raconteurs], Michael Haussman [2006, 'SexyBack'; a: Justin Timberlake], Chris Robinson [a: P. Diddy], Arni & Kinski [2007, 'Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors'; a: Editors; cph: Christopher Doyle], a.o.

Also active as still ph.

Is creative dir of prod company PureFilm Ltd. [founded in 2005]. Founded Velvet Rain Films, bringing fashion, film and art together.

Awards: BSFC Award [2008; shared] for 'Paranoid Park'.


 

 FILMS & TELEVISION

2002

Letting Go [Caitlin Nichols] ?; short/15m; prod Ryerson University, Toronto

2002

Return [Kathy (Rain) Li] c; short/13m

2004

The Last Game [Kathy (Rain) Li] c; short/13m

2004

Cycle [Kate Freeland] s16/c; short/15m

2005

Pop Goes To the Bhangra [Rajesh Nair] HD/c

2005

Paris, je t'aime [seg 'Porte de Choisy' dir by Christopher Doyle] b&w-c; 18 seg; + co-scrpl; filmed 2002-05; also shown digitally

2005

Digital Sam in Sam Saek 2006: Talk to Her [seg (30m) 'Twelve Twenty' dir by Pen-ek Ratanaruang] dv/c; 3 seg; cph: Christopher Doyle

2005

Meeting Helen/What Is Sex? [Emily Woof] s16/c; short/30m; cph: Christopher Doyle; micro-budget feature + short (30m)

2006

The Madness of the Dance [Carol Morley] s16/c; short/18m; cph: Christopher Doyle

2006

Paranoid Park [Gus Van Sant] s8+35mm-to-35mm/c; cph: Christopher Doyle

2006

Losing Her [James Killough] HD (ARRI D-20)/c; short/29m; sponsored by Tate Britain and Topshop

2006

The Story of the Eye [Christopher Doyle] in development; status unknown

2006

Dirty Rats [John Dawson] in development; status unknown

2007

Downloading Nancy [Johan Renck] c; cph: Christopher Doyle; originally scheduled to start in June 2005

2007

Muss ich schreiben? Briefe an einen jungen Dichter/Must I Write? Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke [Hermann Vaske] tvm/15m; Dennis Hopper reads 'Letters to a Young Poet' by Rainer Maria Rilke; seg ARTE-tv theme night 'Die Poetry SLAM!Revue' (2007)

2007

Uncertainty [Scott McGehee & David Siegel] s16+HD (ARRI D-20)-to-35mm scope/c; 2uc: Jae Song

2007

Izolator/Warsaw Dark [Christopher Doyle] c

2008

The Limits of Control [Jim Jarmusch] c; 2uc; ph: Christopher Doyle

2008

8 [seg (10m) 'Bréfið/The Letter' dir by Gael García Bernal] c; 8 seg; other ph: Declan Quinn, Greig Fraser, a.o.; films based on the 8 Millennium Development Goals (2000); filmed 2005-08

2008

Hatter [James Killough] pre-production

2008

The Killing Moon [Sridhar Reddy] pre-production; project fell apart in September 2008

2008

The Priest [Ivana Bobic] HD/c; short/6m

 

With dir Nathan Silver - "The Blind"

 

2008

The Blind [Nathan Silver] c; shot in 12½ days (September)

2008

Island/The Sea Change [Elizabeth Mitchell & Brek Taylor] s16/c; addph: David Rom

2009

Yong xin tiao/Showtime/Dancing With the Heart/ Energy Behind the Heart [Stanley Kwan] c; cph: Christopher Doyle

2009

Hai yang tian tang/Ocean Heaven [Xiao Lu Xue] c; 2uc; ph: Christopher Doyle

2010

Rain [David Mahmoudieh] interior scenes for this short film were shot in April; status unknown

2011

In the Night [Ivana Bobic] c; short/13m

 

 FASHION FILMS

2006

Dries Van Noten [Rain Li] c; comm installation/15m; for Dries Van Noten's Spring/Summer Fashion Collection

2008

The Princess and the Pea [Camilla Robinson] 16mm+CCTV/b&w-c; comm short/9m; for Sweet Pea Fine Jewellery

2009

The Man with the Suitcase [Max Vadukul] b&w (sepia & blue); comm dance short/9m; for Yohji Yamamoto's 'Coming Soon' fashion label (Fall-Winter 2009 Collection)

2009

Le Chef Chic [Max Vadukul] HD/c; comm dance short/4m; for Yohji Yamamoto's 'Coming Soon' fashion label (Spring-Summer 2010 Collection)

2010

Red [Rain Li] c; comm dance short/5m; for Modern Media Group (China) & Ports International

2010

Awakening [Rain Li] c; comm dance short/3m; for Modern Media Group (China)

2010

After Dark [Rain Li] c; comm short/9m; cph: Christopher Doyle; for 3.1 Phillip Lim (designer) & Lane Crawford (store)

2010

Leaving Dreamland [Ivana Bobic & Rain Li] c; comm short/5m; for b Store (fashion label)

 

 FILMS AS DIRECTOR [see also Fashion Films]

2012

Geography of the Hapless Heart [seg 'New York'] a trilogy of feature films (each comprising 3 short films); other dir: David Allain ('Sweat' ['London']), Samantha Rebillet ('Sydney'), Alexandra Billington ('Berlin'), Espen Solberg ('Norway'), Asa Mader, a.o.; ph: Trevor Forrest, Mateusz Skalski ('Berlin'), Viggo Knudsen ('Norway'), a.o.; filmed 2010-12

2013

Beijing, New York [+ scrpl; feature] ph: Christopher Doyle & Sion Michel