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Jody Xiong

Founder and Creative Director, Digital Director at Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

Film Craft

The Nine Shanghai, CHINA

Jody worked as a creative director at different 4A advertising agency for 18 years, before founding his own creative agency The Nine Shanghai. In 2022, Jody was invited to join Zhang Yimou’s team, the chief director of the opening ceremony of Beijing Winter Olympics and Winter paralympics, as the visual effect director and visual artist of the two opening ceremonies. he took part in the countdown projects of the Winter Olympics opening ceremony named "Beginning of Spring" and "Tribute to the People". At the same time, he also created a technological and artistic installation called "The Bloom" as a tribute to Winter paralympics.

He was named TOP 12 Aisa’s Most Awarded Creative Leaders in Campaign Brief Asia Creative Rankings in 2021, The One Show & NY ADC 2021 Director Ranking, he ranks third in the Asia Pacific, and is the recipient of over 500 creative awards and recognitions. His accolades include: China’s first-ever Cannes Design Gold Lion, 21 Pencils at D&AD , One Show and Australia AWARD, Best Commercial Award at New York International Film Awards, Best VFX at 2022 Cannes Shorts Film Festival, The "Official Selection" at Venice Shorts Film Awards, 9 Cubes and 19 Merits at New York ADC, 8 Statues of Clio Award, 17 Statues of London International Awards, 32 Trophies at AdFest of which 2 are Grand Prixs, Grand Prix at Green Awards, Gold at Spikes Asia, Gold at Andy Awadrs, etc. His works have been featured by NY MoMA, Wired, Huffington Post, CANAL+, Time Out NY, VICE, and through many other media outlets.

He has served as a jury member at various festivals including D&AD, NY ADC, One Show, Clio, New York Festivals, AD Stars, ADFEST and Spikes Asia.

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