Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 03, 2014
International writer and director Qishi Li is debuting his film Pistol Of The Forgiven at the Shanghai International Film Festival this year. Pistol Of The Forgiven is a revenge fiction set in a neo-western landscape about an American gunslinger setting out against a gang of Japanese Samurai gunmen to avenge the death of his woman. This film is also being screened at the Shelton Theater in San Francisco this May.
Mr. Li attributes his biggest cinematic influence to Akira Kurosawa and Sergio Leone, "[They] set a standard for the craft and spirit of making movies and I've always wanted to make a film as a homage to legendary directors like Kurosawa and Leone. Nobody makes movies like that anymore."
Currently Mr. Li is working as a screenwriter with head of development at DMG Entertainment developing several sci-fi screenplays. "A lot of films these days want to incorporate Chinese elements but the characters or scenes in those films aren't necessary to be Chinese at all, " said Mr. Li, "what I'm doing is to create stories with built-in Chinese settings that are designed for a global stage."
Additionally Li is writing his own saga western. He is also working with Beyond Enterprise on a few China-US co-production screenplays.
Mr Li was born in Shanghai, China. He is an alumni of Fudan University in biomedical engineering and also has an M.F.A. in film with a focus in writing and directing from Academy of Art University in San Francisco.