Steel Rolling Pictures


Steel Rolling Pictures is a NY&LA based production company specialized in commercial and film production.

We work hard. We never stop rolling.

We are an award-wining team.

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About Us

Creative Director

Charles Dong

Charles is an award-winning director, based in Los Angeles. He received his BFA in Film & TV Production at the NYU, Tisch School of the Arts. He accepted a directing fellowship at American Film Institute. Hisfilms screened at numerous film festivals. Namely, After Class: Santa Barbara, Oberhausen, and Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia: winning Best Short Award. Langue:Palm Springs International Shortfest. His documentary film, Anshan Diaries was in the finalists for the 48th annual Student Academy Awards and the 58th Golden Horse Awards and premiered at the 65th San FransiscoInternational Film festival.

Creative Producer

Suki Li

Suki Li attended the American Film Institute Conservatory. She received her Bachelor's degree from Syracuse University, majoring in Art History and Applied Mathematics. She started her journey in filmmaking as a writer and producer. One of the documentaries she produced, Anshan Diaries, was selected by San Francisco International Film Festival, and Student Academy Award. It was also premiered at New Era Film Festival and screened at the Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing. One of the narrative shorts she produced, No Fish in the Water, was invited to premiere at the Syracuse International Film Festival.

Director of Photography

Stefan Nachmann

Stefan is an award-wining Director of Photography from Germany. His international work ranges from music videos and commercials to narrative films and documentaries, always captured with a careful attention to the subjects’ humanity and an intercultural perspective. Stefan’s European background informs his multicultural cinematic sensibility—he enjoys working on projects from a variety of cultures.

He was the 2020 recipient of the ARRI Volker Bahnemann Award for Outstanding Cinematography.

Director of Photography

John Zeng

John Zeng is a NYC based Chinese Canadian Cinematographer. He enjoys expressing emotion in music video and commercial projects through dynamic lighting and camera movement.


Bowei Yue

Bowei Yue graduated from AFI in 2018. Over the past 4 years, he has worked closely with award-winning directors and edited many films and commercials. His feature, TO US, FROM US, was released in China in 2018 and has over 23 million views online. His short, BALLOON, was screened at film festivals all over the world, including AFI FEST, New Orleans Film Festival, Hawaii International Film Festival, Palm Springs Shortfest and it’s a finalist of 2019 Student Academy Awards.


Alex Symcox

Alex Symcox is a British composer based in the US. As a media composer, he has scored for over 30 films over the last 5 years. Alex trained at the Royal College of Music (UK), The Royal Northern College of Music & New York University. His work includes ‘Greenland Melting’ which premiered at the International Venice Film Festival. ‘Wonder’, currently available on HBO MAX, won awards at OutFest, Pan African Film Festival, HBO Best Short Film. Alex’s soundtrack for ‘Curandera’ won the ‘Peer Raben Award’ for best music at Soundtrack Cologne. Alex has written additional music for the Netflix documentary series ‘Explained’, as well having music licensed to shows on networks such as ABC, NBC, PBS.

Brother Rong X Alipay

Director: Charles Dong

Production: Steel Rolling Pictures

Producer: Mufeng Han | Eric Wang Schwager

Cinematographer: Stefan Nachmann | Mufeng Han | Charles Dong

Production Design: Zoey Ouyang

Shot on: Alexa Mini withLeica Summilux-C Cinema Lenses

Sundae School

Director: John Zeng

Producer: Christabelle Tan | Yutian Feng

Cinematographer: Stefan Nachmann

Production Designer: Camille Rao

Shot on Alexa Mini with Cooke Anamorphics


Director: John Zeng

Producer: Sam Stulin

Cinematographer: Alex Lu

Production Designer: Hailey Choi


Director: John Zeng

Producer: Christabelle Tan & Yutian Feng

Cinematographer: Stefan Nachmann

Production Designer: Camille Rao

After Class

Director: Charles Dong

Producer: Branton Choi | Charles Dong

Cinematographer: Stefan Nachmann

Production Designer: Mike Hui

Composer: Alex Symcox

Shot on Alexa Mini with Master Anamorphics


Director: Charles Dong

Producer: Charles Dong | Suki Li | Philip Ge | Amy Zhang

Cinematographer: Charles Dong

Composer: Alex Symcox

Anshan Diaries

Director: Charles Dong

Producer: Charles Dong | Branton Choi

Cinematographer: Charles Dong

Composer: Alex Symcox


Camera (New York)

Arri Alexa Mini LF (RTS Cage, 2x 1TB Codex Compact Drive + Reader)

Teradek 4K LT 750 Gold Mount Deluxe Kit (1x TX, 1x RX)

SmallHD 1303 Monitor

SmallHD Indie 7 Monitor with Teradek 4K LT 750 RX Built In + Cage

SmallHD 503 Monitor

Bebob Gold Mount Battery Kit (2x 196W, 2x 150W, 4x 98W, 1x 8 Bank Charger)

Easyrig Vario 5 Strong Stabil G2