The Two Lives of Li Ermao

02nd January, 2020

A search for identity, a struggle for love, a fight for survival. 

This tragic film needed a particularly sensitive touch to deliver the drama and pathos of fifteen years in the life of a would-be transexual in the Chinese city of Shenzhen. With so many different formats of film and sound to cope with, the final product was a tour de force and I am grateful to the whole OnSight team. - André Singer Executive Producer, ’The Two Lives of Li Ermao’.

Follow the journey of Li Ermao in this emotional documentary, filmed over 17 years across Southern China, The Two Lives of Li Ermao is the intimate and heart wrenching story of Li Ermao, a transgender migrant worker transitioning from male to female, then back to male- after battling with infection, discrimation and a traumatic childhood.

A thought provoking and truly emotional feature documentary from Spring Films directed by Jia Yuchuan and exec produced by Andre Singer, Jian Fan, Yu Haibo, Cao Jin Hua and produced by Yu Tianqi Kiki. With Blue Ant Media distributing the film it has recently had its world premier at IFTA documentary festival. 

We completed the post at OnSight in the usual wonderfully efficient manner in time for the world première of ’The Two Lives of Li Ermao’ at the International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam. - André Singer - Executive Producer, ’The Two Lives of Li Ermao’.

OnSight provided full post for this compelling feature documentary film: Senior Colourist Andy Lee created a sensitive grade whilst Andy Coles supervised the sound mix, Callina Pearson managed the project as post producer whilst Adam Sample looked after online