Testimonials

See testimonials from Cannon Fist Pictures clients.

Michael Yu and Bernard Butler
Photo: Michael Yu

Michael Yu

Musician

I had the pleasure of working with Ted Duran's team in December 2016 for a documentary of my journey in the U.K. working with two Grammy winning producers. Ted's team really went above a beyond my expectations and did a wonderful job both shooting and editing the footage. Since I had to work with the producers, and only had limited windows for the shoot, Ted always got to the studio early and worked on the angles so that by the time all the cameras are set up, it would not take many takes to get all the materials we need. By the time I received the final edit of the video I was definitely blown away by the quality of it. I really enjoyed working with Ted and hopefully we'd see each other again soon in the future.

Photo: Neil Oseman

Neil Oseman

Cinematographer

I had a great experience working with Ted and Cannon Fist Pictures on “The Gong Fu Connection”. It was inspirational to see how Ted balanced the comedic, action and drama elements of the film as a director, at the same time as performing the lead role. What made the shoot particularly memorable was the way that the theme of the film - living and working in harmony with the land - was carried through to production itself, with locally sourced catering, yurt accommodation and engagement with the local arts community. Ted was able to pull together a great cast and crew and achieve remarkable production values with limited resources, as well as being open to creative ideas and solutions.

Photo: Jason Shen

Jason Shen

Director of Overseas Business, Billboard China; ex-Arts Officer, Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy in Beijing

I met director/actor Ted Duran when he came to Beijing to promote his film with the support from the British Embassy. I respect his understanding of Chinese traditional culture and the passion on practicing Chinese Gong Fu and utilizing it in his film. Our collaboration started from making a documentary for a young Chinese student singer about his recording experience in the UK with ex-Suede guitarist Bernard Butler and the production duo Red Triangle. Ted and his team delivered the job with excellence and managed to capture all the unforgettable moments. I am extremely impressed by his professionalism and enchanted by the edit quality of the documentary. Can't wait to work with him again whenever there’s any opportunity arise.