IN DEVELOPMENT

Eight

Eight lives collide in a freewheeling, contemporary comedy of errors set in the underground Wu Wei Club in the remote city of Urumqi, China. Evil plots are destroyed, secrets are exposed, lost souls rescued and a marriage saved... all over the course of a single night of art,food and music, perfectly orchestrated by the owner, Donnie Lau. An original concept from Francesco Ferracin. Co-producer: WeMakeVR (NL).

Jasmine

A beautiful but ruthless warrior is cursed to wander the world for eternity, until the selfless sacrifice of a man will redeem her. Set in ancient China and contemporary Shanghai, this tragic love story is inspired by the European myth of "The Flying Dutchman". Written for the screen by Francesco Ferracin.

Sailor

A plucky sailor from ancient China, in possession of a magical stone, is pursued by an evil priest into the new millenium. Caught in a world where time is out of sync, he must choose to return home with the prized ruby, or fight to protect those who have come to depend on him, and restore the balance of time. Greg Dinner brings a 21st century twist to the much-loved tales of Sinbad the Sailor with a family friendly adventure that is both classic and contemporary.

That Year in China

Using her family's position and her fiancé's connections, in 1938 Leona Brittling lands her first journalistic assignment in Hong Kong. Naive, untested and thoroughly stubborn, Leona travels to the ancient capital of Hankow to report from the front, where she becomes caught up in the chaos and gross injustices of the Japanese invasion. Her entanglement with a maverick French reporter, Andre Valois, and deep friendship with Chen Tien-Chun, a dedicated but disillusioned doctor, brings Leona to an understanding of where her destiny - and her heart - lies. That Year in China is based on the diaries of journalist Doris Rubens Macauley. Screenplay by Francesco Ferracin and Terence Doyle. A co-production with Ytinifni Pictures (US) and MarVivoFilms (China).

The Golden Cage

Maddy and Jason, a young British couple, uproot themselves and their children for a new life in China. Isolated in a golden cage in the monstrous city of Shenzhen, they begin to unravel when they realise their marriage was built on a dream they no longer believe in. Maddy discovers that Jason has betrayed her and, blinded by her irrational love, she sets out to extract revenge. Destiny intervenes to pull Maddy back from the brink, leaving Jason to take responsibility for his choices. In the end they must acknowledge where the truth lies, or accept the high cost of their complicity. Aku Louhimies directs from an original screenplay by Francesco Ferracin.