KAIMU PRODUCTIONS CO. LTD is a specialist documentary film production company based in China. We are dedicated to exploring all facets of past and contemporary China with the ultimate aim of raising awareness of the many different dimensions of this extraordinary, ever-changing and increasingly influential nation to audiences abroad.
KAIMU PRODUCTIONS was set up in 2006 by China specialist and film producer Dr. Kim Taylor. As a long-time China observer and as an experienced film maker, Kim Taylor recognised the need for informed, specialised services for the foreign production house keen to produce in China. Therefore on top of KAIMU PRODUCTIONS' full range of production services , we aim to go one step further in helping you navigate these unchartered waters. We can, through reliable English-language service and through our China-aware staff, bridge the culture gap and guide you expertly to realising your film's ambitions.
The name kaimu is the Chinese name given to Kim Taylor by the A Wang Dan Bei Jiang Can Rimpoche, the 39th life of Dingguo Mountain Monastery, Sichuan province. Kaimu is a phonetic sounding of 'Kim' and its characters 凯姆 mean 'victorious women', signifying all women who have prevailed over the odds against them. It also refers to the nurturing side of women.
The logo for the company is the conch shell. The conch shell is an universal symbol that has appeared in a number of ancient cultures, all with an auspicious and powerful relevance: it is one of the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism and represents the propagation of his teachings, in ancient Greece it symbolises femininity, in Chinese feng shui it denotes great travel luck and good business relations with those overseas, while in the West it has long been associated as a symbol of power, such as in William Golding's Lord of the Flies when he who held the conch shell had the authority to speak. It is hoped that KAIMU PRODUCTIONS will embody all these attributes of the conch shell.