C.C. Daniel Chen
In June 1998, Daniel Chen moved from his native Taiwan to the United States in pursuit of his passion for filmmaking. After completing his studies at UCLA, Daniel founded Rouge Productions LLC, a production company focused on providing unparalleled professional services to local and international clients. As filmmaking technology evolved, Daniel branched out into video game production, an expansion into animation, VFX, and 3D filming that proved so successful he went on to produce motion capture sessions for Hollywood blockbusters such as Deadpool, and Saban’s Power Rangers, while simultaneously producing VFX for international projects like the Taiwanese feature, The Tag-Along. Though mostly focused on bridging the Chinese and American film industries, Daniel also works on a variety of other media, and most recently completed an animation short for Taiwan’s National Palace Museum. He is currently in development on both Chinese and American projects, and looks forward to continue telling stories that transcend cultural boundaries.
Michael G. Cooney
Michael began writing at a young age in his hometown of Galway, Ireland. After winning a best short screenplay award at the Galway Film Fleadh, he moved to Los Angeles to attend Columbia College-Hollywood where he received a BA in Cinema Studies. Soon after graduation, Michael began working with Just Cause and Rouge Productions where he studied motion capture technology and worked on the scripts for a number of video games including the multi-million selling franchises Resident Evil 5 and 6, Devil May Cry 4 and Lost Planet 2.
Michael later went on to write Man of Tai Chi, Keanu Reeves' directorial debut, and shortly thereafter completed his own directorial debut, The Men, an existential thriller starring Kyle Gallner, Azura Skye, Mary McCormack and Richard Schiff. Michael is currently developing the action-adventure feature, Zero Hour, with director Chad Stahelski (John Wick), his next directorial effort, Others, the prime-time hour-long drama, The PEA. In his spare time, Michael is a composer, and most recently composed music for the ‘Comeback Season’ exhibit at the World Trade Center Museum in NYC.
A graduate of Shih Hsin University in Taipei, Aaron is a versatile content director with experience in producing, directing, writing, editing and photography. His diverse skillset has allowed him to excel as a project developer for a number of international companies, including Convergence Ent.
While Aaron is uniquely qualified to facilitate co-productions, he is primarily focused on China-US co-production films, and has worked on a variety of genres including comedy (How To Train Our Dragon), thriller (The Tenants Downstairs), and fantasy (The Lotus Prince).
Aaron is currently developing original material for the Chinese market.
After graduating from the New York Film Academy and receiving an MFA from Shih Hsin University in Taipei, Kenny began working on commercials for a prestigious list of clients that included Vogue, Shanghai Yongda Finance, and The Palace Museum.
Beginning his career as a cinematographer, Kenny later branched out into directing with his acclaimed short film, Fallen. Most recently, Kenny wrote and directed the Kaohsiung Film Festival nominee, Heaven, starring Taiwan Golden Bell Award winner, Hsieh Chiung-hsuan.
Kenny has been a frequent collaborator with ROUGE, and is currently developing his directorial debut, Fly.
Apple has over a decade of experience as development manager working with large production companies such as CGCG Animation, Original Force and Phenom Films Beijing. With both development and production experience, she is an accomplished professional with an impressive list of credits that includes Star Wars: The Clone Wars, LEGO Hero Factory, and The Arti: The Adventure Begins, amongst others.