Olivia Martin-McGuire: Director


My NativeAdVert:

CHINA LOVE takes us on a billion-dollar ride of fantasy exploring contemporary China through the window of the pre-wedding photography industry. The film is a feature length observational documentary which follows Chinese and Australian participants as they navigate love, weddings and family in the lead up to the most important ritual of Chinese society – getting married. CHINA LOVE is directed and produced by Olivia Martin-McGuire, produced by Rebecca Barry and Madeleine Hetherton, and features documentary subject Allen Shi the owner of the Jihao Group.

My Goal of the Day: Stay open

My Thought of the Day: I love the way the light changes every landscape

My Action of the Day: Leave small spaces to notice things

My Deed of the Day: Enjoy it

My Tip of the Day: Keep your eyes open

My Pic of the Day:


Pic of the Day is a still from ChinaLove - "it is one of our participants Pei Pei who is getting wedding photos for the first time. In China it has become common for charities to hold free photo session for elderly couples who were denied wedding photos in their youth as a way of reconciling the past. To find out more visit www.chinalovefilm.com"

What do you love most about Your City?

Hong Kong – It’s like a mystical island shrouded in mist with a megacity in the middle and beaches on the outskirts. There are so many contrasting stories across the island. 

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

Hmm I don’t eat breakfast out a lot. Peel St has some great Restaurants.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – Making lunch for the kids

10:00 AM – Working on my projects

12:00 PM - Favorite Lunch spot/meal?

We normally share lunches in the office I work in. We all make salads generally with homemade pesto sauces or something special from home.

7:00 PM -  Putting kids to sleep. Reading books in my bed with them before cuddles to sleep.

11:00 PM – Wrapping up chats with my husband. Bedtime

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?

I love the Nood smoothies – Almond date iced coffee is delicious

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

Wechat/Whatsapp and Instagram At the moment @PhotographyofChina always has interesting new artists I am enjoying watching

What should everyone try at least once?

Spending time in the ocean

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

Nature. Hikes, Ocean, & Cities. I love just walking and watching, photographing stories and scenes.