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Director, 1st AC , Editor


ZHANG Xinyi (born in Shanghai) is a director, cinematographer and editor. Full passion about filmmaking. Her films are characterized by vivid cinematography, atmospheric music. She currently working as a filmmaker in Canada.

In addition to her independent filmmaking practice, she has collaborated with other filmmakers and artists in performances, installations, and productions, serving as an editor and cinematographer.

She was profoundly influenced by European art film and Soviet cinema, particularly after experiencing the films of Andrei Tarkovsky ((Russian film director and screenwriter). His films completely revolutionized her understanding of cinema. Subsequently, she moved to Paris, spent three years mastering fashion design. After returning to Shanghai, she walks into advertising industry, gained four years of experience in the TV Commercial as an Art Director, served as set design and editor. Her works have been exhibited at the Shanghai Auto Shows in 2021 and 2022. Later, she moved to Canada to pursue film, where she completed several film projects.


Fresh, never-seen locations, access to hard-to-book spaces like our airport and university, and a warm welcome for filming with plenty of support services… London, Ontario is open for business to the film and television industry for productions large and small.   

London can be whenever or wherever you want us to be. We have streetscapes and architecture that can stand in for cities across North America. Gorgeous in any season, ‘The Forest City’ is the 11th largest metropolitan area in Canada, capable of hosting any size of production. Our anchor position in Southwestern Ontario gives us access to rural, agricultural and unique small townscapes.  

We’re only 2 hours down the highway from Toronto, 1 ½ hours from Hamilton, and have an international airport, GoTrain and Via Rail access. Best of all, we boast a strong and growing local talent and crew capability. Our film office and the city are dedicated to providing location support, smooth permitting, access to reasonable accommodations and a positive production experience for local, national and international filmmakers. 

Call to let us help find the perfect locations for your next film or TV project. 

Interested in filming on City of London-owned properties? 

The City is here to assist with navigating policies and procedures associated with filming on City properties including parks, roads, sidewalks, and City-owned facilities/buildings. 

For more information please visit 

Or contact Krista Broderick at: or 519-661-2489 x 2379.