Transforming the human spirit through the power of music and film


In partnership with Shanghai Studios, EarthTones and the NBA-China

Binsheng’s (Huang Xiao Ming) life and mission are radically transformed when the star of his virtual world takes on human emotions and a virus from the game becomes an epidemic that affects far more than people’s computers. On a deeper level, the story explores the blurring line between virtual reality and society as well as the integrity of relationships.

  • WHAT (is it?)

    Amazing is an upcoming fiction film from Shanghai Studios, in association with NBA-China, expected to reach over 100 million Chinese youth and young adults. On the surface, Amazing is an inspiring contemporary drama about a programmer who has been contracted to design China’s most popular thought-controlled virtual reality basketball game.

    The film is half English and half Mandarin and features stars from China, Taiwan and Korea, along with actor Eric Mabius and NBA stars Carmelo Anthony, Scottie Pippen, and Dwight Howard from the US. The film is directed by Sherwood Hu and features an original score and songs by EarthTones Director Frank Fitzpatrick. Amazing premiered at the 2013 Shanghai International Film Festival and was released theatrically across Asia in September 2013.

  • WHO (does it serve?)

    Through the use of inspiring story telling, great music, popular music videos, top celebrity and sports icons Amazing will impact millions of youth and young adults, inspiring them to overcome obstacles in their lives, pursue their dreams and work hard to realize their own potential. Via the theatrical release and the NBA online community, the film is expected to reach over 100 Million fans across China.

    In addition, the NBA is sponsoring a series of free NBA Fit clinics as part of their NBA Nation Tour throughout the country, teaching health and fitness to kids and their families.

  • HOW (can you help?)

    • WATCH and share the music videos from the film soundtrack.
    • LISTEN to the soundtrack at – also available through our gift shop.
    • INVEST in EarthTones and our critical work with underserved youth by choosing a way to get involved.
    • SHARE the work we’re doing with your friends and family members.
Amazing CAFF + MIFF Award Postcard
“The Kiss” – Theme song from Amazing
SFGC and NBAPartners:
Shanghai Film Group Corporation and the NBA China
Shanghai International Film FestivalEarthTones proudly opened the 2012 Shanghai International Film festival with a live performance by Chinese lead soprano, Ying Huang, of the theme song “The Kiss” featuring The Chinese National Symphony Orchestra – broadcast to an estimated 200 million viewers.
Golden Angel AwardBest Supporting ActorAmazing MIFF Award
Opener for the 2013 Chinese American Film Festival (CAFF)
2013 CAFF Golden Angel Award for Best Film
2013 CAFF Award for Best Supporting Actor in a feature film (Eric Mabius)
2013 Macao Int’l Film Festival for Best Film
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