WE LOVE WHAT WE DO
While we are driven by results, we also love recognition from our peers.
I am a dreamer. I always have been, since I was a little girl growing up in China. A classic immigrant story, my family moved to the United States when I was a teenager.
Shy and speaking embarrassingly poor English, I felt like an alien during my first year of high school. Indeed, the proper label was “foreign alien.” I befriended burritos and pizza in the school cafeteria, and then blew up like a balloon. I doubled in size within 90 days in America. My self-confidence was shattered. All of my dreams evaporated. Life was not pretty.
I decided then I must rid myself of all of the newfound tasty friends and seriously commit to learning English. A new friend emerged: the tube! Television became my loyal English tutor. Watching TV was homework! Sweet, right? (Hey kids, this applies only after you’ve finished your homework.)
Learning and adapting to a new culture and language during my teenage years taught me a valuable lesson in life: As long as I’m willing to learn, the world is my oyster.
There is only one thing in this world that is constant — change. The ability to learn and adapt is a great skill to master. This is and has been the story of my life. It’s a journey of constant learning. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Lifetime learning, lifetime working
— Xian-Yi Huang
Tea-Maker Old Daddy From Wuyi Shan © ActionFliks Media 9DragonsTea.com
Now in his mid-70s, Master Huang (also known as Old Daddy) is the 11th generation Da Hong Pao Oolong tea maker, who lives in Wuyi Shan. As a heritage tea master, Old Daddy started learning the art of tea-making from his father when he was 16. He still works in the tea factory every day. I so admire Old Daddy’s work ethic. He will always be a source of inspiration for me.
I am so fortunate to have met Master Huang on my journey of tea.
I have learned a great deal about people, life and my craft while working on my latest film, 9 DRAGONS TEA, a documentary about the history of tea and how this simple drink changed the world.
It’s my hope that, after two and a half years of hard work, this documentary will find the right home, and that it will debut to healthy, welcoming audiences around the world, as we become better people after overcoming the Covid-19 pandemic.
Thank you for visiting the site and I hope to sip tea with you sometime…
With love & gratitude,
Prior to becoming a filmmaker, Christy enjoyed a successful corporate career in media companies, including Sony Pictures, DirecTV, and TV Guide. While working at Sony, Christy was part of a small team based in Hong Kong to develop, launch, and distribute a pan-Asian satellite general entertainment network named AXN.
In 2000, Christy founded ActionFliks Media, an independent production studio based in Los Angeles. The goal for ActionFliks is simple: to develop and produce quality multi-media content for kids and the family audiences. Nearly two decades in content development and production has taught Christy that making successful shows take more than just great ideas, but also a team of amazing individuals and creative-forward studios to make things happen. Amongst her creations include XIAOLIN SHOWDOWN, HULALA GIRLS and others currently in stealth mode.
Christy Hui at WB Animation Studio in Burbank, CA
Known for her creation XIAOLIN SHOWDOWN, Christy is thrilled to learn this action adventure comedy series touched the hearts and minds of many kids in the early 2000s. The mystical action adventure comedy centers on a team of Xiaolin monks, who must protect the world against the forces of evil by collecting ancient sacred objects, known as Shen Gong Wu. Every episode features a gravity-defying challenge as both sides race to gain control of the powerful artifact. Relying on their wit, humor, Kung Fu skills, and a very forgetful dragon, the young warriors embark on their globetrotting adventures. The fate of the universe rests upon the shoulders of the Xiaolin monks, who are even too young to drive.
XIAOLIN SHOWDOWN TV Series Poster © Warner Bros. Entertainment
The Warner Brothers production premiered in November 2003 on Kids’ WB! and on Cartoon Network worldwide. A global ratings hit, Xiaolin Showdown ran for four seasons, earning two Emmy Awards and a cult following. Visit the IMDB page here.
Working with a French studio in 2012, Christy revived the Xiaolin franchise entitled XIAOLIN CHRONICLES, which premiered on Netflix, Disney XD, and Cartoon Network International.
XIAOLIN CHRONICLES TV Series Poster © ActionFliks Media XiaolinChronicles.com
The new animated series (26 half-hour) won two Telly Awards for best direct-to-home videos, and best writing for children’s audience in 2018. Xiaolin Chronicles is available for streaming via Amazon Prime.
Her latest work – 9 DRAGONS TEA – a documentary film about the history of tea, will debut in 2021. The 90-minute feature traces the journey of tea, from her ancient origins in China to her epic trek to the West, and how this simple beverage changed history for over 300 years. A symbol of China, tea fueled the economy, drove trade, influenced politics and sparked cultural trends throughout Europe and America from the 17th to the 19th centuries.
9 DRAGONS TEA Movie Poster © ActionFliks Media 9DragonsTea.com
Aside from developing and writing, Christy also loves to work with breakthrough companies to tell their stories. One of her proudest work is helping Amprion, a biotech company on the path to end Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s through early detection testing.
Her work at Amprion has won many awards:
- Four Telly Awards in 2018 for best directing, writing, editing and best social campaigns
- W3 Gold Winner for best directing and writing for the spot “The Enemy of Brain Health”.
- Check out Christy’s selected work.
Born and raised in China, Christy received her Executive MBA (EBMA) from the University of Southern California. Fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, Christy prides herself as being the proverbial melting pot, blending her rich Chinese cultural heritage with a modern global worldview.
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In pursuit of simplicity, knowledge, and good tea chi.