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Man Zou: Beijing to Shanghain wins at Emmy Awards

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 at 09:21 AM

“Man Zou: Beijing to Shanghai” wins at 48th Annual Emmy® Awards
Jason Reid takes home Director – Post Production award for new China documentary

SEATTLE, Wash. Seattle filmmaker Jason Reid won the Emmy® Award for Director-Post Production last Saturday night at the 48th Annual Emmy® Awards ceremony presented by the Northwest Chapter National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).

Reid took home the Emmy® Award for his feature documentary “Man Zou: Beijing to Shanghai,” which also received a nomination in the Editor – Program category.

Northwest PBS affiliate KCTS 9 aired “Man Zou: Beijing to Shanghai” in December 2010 and March 2011 as part of its Reel NW series, which qualified the 86-minute film for the regional Emmy® Awards.

“Man Zou: Beijing to Shanghai” is the second feature documentary from Reid and the production team that released the Webby Award-winning film “Sonicsgate: Requiem For A Team” in 2009.

Reid and the film’s producers are honored and would like to thank the Northwest Chapter NATAS for this prestigious award as well as KCTS 9 and everyone who helped “Man Zou” be seen.  They are currently seeking worldwide distribution for “Man Zou” and working on the production of their next feature documentary “The Kicker,” which takes a look at the highest scoring and least understood position position in pro football.

Jason Reid (Director/Producer) and Ian Connors (Cinematographer/Producer) are available for media interviews.  If you would like a press screener for review or potential distribution, please direct inquiries to the contacts listed in this release.

Official movie website:

Full list of Northwest Chapter NATAS Emmy® Award winners at

“Man Zou” — The Film and The Philosophy

“Man Zou: Beijing to Shanghai” follows director Jason Reid with his three American friends and their Chinese guide as they bicycle more than 1,000 miles between China’s two largest cities.  Their journey provides the framework for both a bike adventure film and an in-depth examination of the cultural, social, economic and environmental factors affecting this rapidly changing nation.

“Man Zou” is a common phrase in Mandarin that translates literally to “Walk Slow.”  Used as a farewell, it is a way of reminding one another to be careful and mindful on our journey and take the time to see things along the way.

Shot in fall of 2008 after the close of the Beijing Olympics, the film presents an insightful portrait of China, juxtaposing its modern urban cities with breathtaking rural countryside.  Interview subjects include environmental visionary Ma Jun (named as one of the “100 most influential persons in the world” by Time magazine in 2006) and China urbanization specialist Kam Wing Chan.

Produced by 2R Productions and 8Rivers Films.

“2011 Emmy® Award Winner” Director – Post Production

Northwest Chapter NATAS


“A poetically entrancing journey…”

– Sara Michelle Fetters,


“Compelling, intelligent and uncommon…”

– Reed Wacker, Seattle P-I

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