2016 UMFF Opening Gala

Universe Multicultural Film Festival--2016
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 2016 UMFF  Opening Gala
 Performances, Certification Presentation, International Moviestars, Food & Drinks, 

Time: 6:30-9:00PM; April 1, 2016
Location:Fred Hesse Community Park, McTaggart Hall (29301 Hawthorne Blvd; Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca 90275;  Admission by Opening Nigh Gala  Pass


The Performing Actors: 


New York Pretty Sunset Beijing Chinese Art Troupe (New York, NY)
The Pretty Sunset Beijing Chinese Art Troupe founded by Lily Li. Ever since April 2015, it extended members from age 29 to 80. The team successfully presented, "Our home town is by the North East Song Hua River". The play was rewarded "Great Performance" by various New York Chinese American societies. In celebrating 70 years worldly United Nation grand multi-cultural and arts repertory shows, they are very proud of the accomplishment. This group won the best Qipao Artist Group title at 2015 San Diego International Kids Film Festival.
Sherwood Jones; MC, 
Sherwood started making films at age 11, armed with a Super 8 movie camera. In his preteens, he dove into an intense study of film, which lead to a B.A. in Cinema & Photography from Southern Illinois University and a Master of Fine Arts in Film from Ohio University, where his thesis film won an award in the Student Academy Awards competition. He entered the film industry as an editor, and has served in that capacity on 20 feature films. He has also been Post Production Supervisor on 25 features. He continues to write and direct his own personal film projects. He is the honoary chairman of the San diego International Kids film festival, alos hosted  the 2013, 2014, 2015 Universe Multicultural Film Festival award ceremony. 
Cady Mariano: Actress, Singer, Dancer ( San Diego, CA)
Cady Mariano, age 13, loves acting, singing and dancing. She’s a bona fide “Triple Threat,” earning 2nd Place in the 2014 San Diego County Fair Triple Threat Contest. Recently she also played various roles in films, TV, and theatre. Performing comes naturally to Cady, she calls the stage her 2nd home, performing since age 3. She has a long and extensive history of training in dance, including Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Hip Hop, and Chinese Traditional. She has performed in many dancing/singing competitions, on TV stations, at SeaWorld and International Film Festivals, regularly achieving the highest awards and special recognition.
Sky Patterson, MC
Sky attended the University of Southern California where he studied Theatre and Chinese language while captaining both the Tae Kwon Do and Wushu martial arts teams. After graduation he moved to Beijing, China where he competed internationally and appeared in several feature films. His athletic achievements include Gold Medal at the International Shaolin Temple Cultural Festival and Grand Champion at the Long Beach International Karate Championships. He has appeared in the films Tai Chi Zero and The Kung Fu Master, and most recently in the music video The Matrimony with artists Wale and Usher. Sky grew up in Portland, Oregon and resides in Los Angeles
  Sunshine ( Irvine, CA)
Sunshine, composed of Jun Xie, Helen Sun and Jane Zhao, is a musical trio that combines seamless harmonies with a carefully chosen repertoire of beautiful songs to create exceptional performances. They all have experience with solo performances as well as ensemble singing in a choir, and strive to create performances appreciating the beauty of vocal music. 
   XueBian Jing; Actress, Opera signer, Planner
Ms.Jing is famous Pu Opera singer, the first rank national actor. She is the winners of “Cultural Performing Prize”, “Plum Blossom Award”; top ten leading talents of Shanxi province; State-level intangible cultural heritage successors; member of national performing arts acceptance Committee, and the 27th China drama plum blossom award jury. Her musical film “ Village Mother” is the first Pu Opera movie and she is the lead actress and the planner.