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Cathy Fangda Yang


Cathy Fangda Yang


Career Summary

Cathy Fangda Yang is a film and commercial producer, senior marketing consultant and entrepreneur. She started her career in commercial producing for Dentsu Aegis Network and later managed global creative campaigns for Forbes 500 companies including Canon, Uniqlo, Aeroflot, and most recently TikTok. A veteran entrepreneur, Cathy co-founded social startup LESDO in 2015 with 4 million users and invested and produced over 10 short / feature films under its label. She is an associate member of Screen Producers Australia. Cathy also serves as a managing partner and marketing director of Mindspace Consulting, a Melbourne-based psychology consultancy company. ​Cathy has a Bachelor of Arts from Peking University, and a Master of Producing from Melbourne University's the Victorian College of the Arts. She is fluent in Mandarin, English, and Japanese.

Professional Credits

  • 2021, Encounter, Domestic, Short Films /, Fantasy, Drama, Adventure, Mystery, 19 minutes 5 seconds, Gentle Glacier Productions, Producer /
  • 2020, On The Road, International, Factual / Documentary /, 8 minutes 27 seconds, Victorian College of the Arts, Producer /
  • 2019, Fragments of Red, Domestic, Short Films /, Romance, Drama, LGBT, Narrative, Live action, 8 minutes 43 seconds, Victorian College of the Arts, Producer /

Festivals, Awards, Nominations

  • 2021, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival - PÖFF Shorts, Estonia, Encounter
  • 2020, Future Forward Symposium, University of Melbourne, Australia, On The Road
  • 2020, Oakland Pride Art+Film Fest, Oakland, Fragments of Red

Education & Other Accreditation

  • 2009 - 2013, Peking University, China, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)Japanese Language and Literature
  • 2019 - 2021, University of Melbourne, Australia, Master's degreeProducing for film and television

Special and Technical Skills

Experienced Senior Marketing Advisor and commercial producer specializing in international marketing and communications, for both large corporations and unicorn startups. Fluent in English, Mandarin and Japanese.

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