Zhang Meng, born in Tieling City, Liaoning Province on April 12, 1975, is a director, screenwriter and producer in mainland China. He graduated from the Department of stage art of Central Academy of drama.
In 2007, he directed his first film, happy ears, which started his career as a director. With this film, he won the best new director award of the 9th Chinese Film Media Award. In 2011, with the comedy "steel piano" written and directed by himself, he was shortlisted for the best director award of the 28th Golden Rooster Award and the 48th Golden Horse Award of Taiwan film. In 2014, he directed the feature film victory. In 2016, he was the producer of the feature film the knife in the clear water. In 2017, he directed the comedy "gun waist flower". In 2019, he directed the feature film on the balcony.
In 2019, directed by Xu Xiangyun, supervised by Huang Lu and starred by Wang Longzheng and song Ningfeng, the film "nineteen years of pursuing the murderer" will be released on November 22, 2019.
Zhang Meng's mother Chen Peiyun is an actor, and his father Zhang Huizhong is a comedy director. His father's films and TV works are all realistic works. Zhang Meng was particularly interested in telling people's own stories when he was young. He learned painting when he was young, and he didn't want to neglect this skill. So when he took the college entrance examination, he applied for the Department of stage art of the Central Academy of drama. After graduation, Zhang Meng was assigned to Liaoning TV station as the director of dance design.
In 2005, Zhang Meng's sketch Kung Fu won the first prize of CCTV Spring Festival Gala. In 2006, Zhang Meng won the first prize of CCTV Spring Festival Gala sketch program "Shuo Shi Er".
In 2007, he directed his first film "happy ears", which started his career as a director. With this film, he won the best new director award of the 9th Chinese Film Media Award and the special award of the jury of the Asian Rookie Award of the 11th Shanghai International Film Festival.
In 2011, he wrote and directed the comedy "steel piano" co starred by Wang Qianyuan and Qin Hailu, which was shortlisted for the best feature film of the 28th China Golden Rooster Award and the best feature film of the 48th Taiwan Golden Horse Award. With this film, he was shortlisted for the best director award of the 28th Golden Rooster Award and the 48th Taiwan Golden Horse Award.
In 2012, he was the producer of the love comedy about love and the demons; in the same year, he directed the micro film a Christmas tree on the mountain, CO starring Huang Haibo and Tan Zhuo.
In 2014, he directed the drama "victory", CO starred by Huang Haibo and Zhang Xinyi, which tells the story of Chen Shengli, a triad tycoon who has been in prison for ten years, starting a new life by running a kindergarten and going through a series of trials such as love and hatred. In the same year, he co directed the emotional drama "Steel's piano" adapted from the film of the same name with Zhang Huizhong, which is based on the 1980s Background: it tells the story of a father who works hard for his daughter's music dream, and finally builds a piano for his daughter with the help of friends around him, starring Li Naiwen, Wang Yang and Yuan Yu.
In 2015, he was the producer of the ancient costume film "the woman of the Dynasty: Yang Guifei"; in the same year, he supervised the production of the love film "the growth of all things", which was adapted from Feng Tang's novel of the same name, directed by Li Yu and co starred by Han Geng, Fan Bingbing and Qi Xi.
In 2016, he co directed the love suspense film "Ben AI" with four other directors. In the same year, he directed the family comedy "all is well" co starred by Zhang Guoli and Yao Chen, which is a remake of the Italian film "a journey to heaven". It tells the story of a father who cares about his children and travels all over the country alone, just to visit his "big children" who are "self righteous". During this period, great changes have taken place In addition, he worked with ER Dongsheng and WAN Ma Caidan as the producer of the feature film the knife in the clear water.
In 2017, he directed the comedy "gun waist flower" co starred by Wang Qianyuan and Huang Jingyu; in the same year, he served as the producer of the love comedy "unexpected encounter", which was directed by Chen Zhuo and co starred by Zhang Yuqi and Zhang Liang; in addition, he supervised the production of the youth film "my heart is happy" with "teacher student love" as the main line, which was co starred by sun Yihan, Zhou ChuChu and song Ning.
In 2019, Zhang Meng, Liu Ya and Ren Xiaowen jointly directed "on the balcony", with Zhou Dongyu as the special actor and Wang Qiang as the leading actor. The film tells the story of Zhang Yingxiong's daughter's complex feelings in the process of "revenge" after his father was forced to die in the demolition.
Award winning record
Zhang Meng is a different kind of Chinese directors. He is regarded as the sixth generation of literary directors, but he won the attention by not participating in international film festivals (Netease Entertainment review). Zhang Meng is good at telling stories and mastering actors (Sina entertainment review).
Zhang Meng, like Chen Guilin in the film, struggles for personal dignity (1905 film review). In "the piano of steel", Zhang Meng's distinctive personal style is embodied. Little people, sense of reality, warmth and humor become Zhang Meng's "label". In gun waist flower, Zhang Meng's personal style of smiling with tears and caring for reality is continued (Xinhua Online Review).
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