Luigi Bian, executive producer and C.E.O. of South32, an international film production company. Bian began his career in the movie business in 2005 in Los Angeles. His lifelong passion for movies and expression through film drove him to enter the business.
Bian’s desire to create movies that impact society has been a driving force of the company’s success. His second film, David and Fatima, a love story of a Palestinian Muslim and an Israeli Jew, was set in Jerusalem and shot in Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, as well as Israel. Performances by Academy Award Winner Martin Landau (Ed Wood) and Tony Curtis, along with a live performance by the London Orchestra helped bring acclaim to the film.
The film was awarded the World Cinema Award at the Washington DC Independent Film Festival in 2009, as well as the Film Prize for Peace and Cultural Understanding at the Wine Country Film Festival, and seven other film festival awards across the nation.
With more than 100 million views and growing, the value of the company is now over several billion dollars.
Other featured stars in his films have included Vivica A. Fox, Tyrese Gibson, Jon Lovitz, Cheech Marin, Eric Roberts, Ben Vereen and Kim Whiteley.
The company is currently busy with the production of ‘My Experience,’ a feature film set to premier in March 2017, as well as roughly fifteen other feature films that are in the works.
Bian is a lifelong peace activist. In 2011, Bian was invited to meet the the Dali Lama at his palace in Dharamsala, India to discuss the fate of Tibet’s youth.
Bian had done extensive research about the Tibetan people and how the Chinese overthrow of their country had impacted their children for the worse.
Bian is also very well known in the peace-activism community. He’s appeared on numerous TV and radio programs in the United States throughout the last decade.