Creative production company HELO has signed director of photography Christine Ng to its talented roster of skilled artisans. Ng’s portfolio spans commercials, music videos, documentaries, and narrative content, with recent work including Showtime’s “Ziwe;” HBO’s “Between the World and Me;” Netflix’s “When They See Us;” and spots for Honda, Chanel, Dior, HP, and Bud Light. A multifaceted artist, Ng joins HELO to continue honing her craft as a cinematographer, while pursuing her creative ambitions as a director.
“Whether offering mentorship to emerging young filmmakers, or using her craft to elevate stories of marginalized communities, Christine is an inspiring artist who is dedicated to lifting others up, fostering excitement in the work she creates, and building a positive space on set for crews to join forces and produce stand-out visual storytelling,” shared Brendan Kiernan, HELO co-founder and managing director. “We are excited to welcome her to our roster and champion the next chapter of her career, as she delves into directing and further immerses herself into the creative process.”
Hong Kong born and New York raised, Ng is a versatile talent who leverages creative intuition and cinematography knowhow to capture emotionally driven and visually compelling stories, ranging from naturalistic verité to highly stylized and abstract. Always striving to make a positive impact, she is an experienced visual storyteller who focuses on raising the profile of underrepresented BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities and individuals, with her work screened at global festivals, including SXSW, Outfest, LA Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, NY Film Festival, and IFF Boston, among others. Her DP career was fast-tracked while working as a B camera operator on “When They See Us,” when Cinematographer Bradford Young and Director Ava DuVernay recognized her talent and provided her with the opportunity to contribute to the look and tone of the series. An NYU film school graduate, Ng’s passion for the arts roots back to her love of pop culture and her childhood in Hong Kong, where she gained early industry insights while watching movies and TV shows filmed directly outside of her apartment building.
“I’m ready to take the next step towards becoming a more integral creative leader on set and contributing my vision beyond what happens behind the camera,” shared Ng. “I draw inspiration from the energy of the crew and people that I work with, and joining HELO’s roster of incredible talent is a welcomed opportunity to take on the challenges of the next phase of my career.”