NZ film company Definitive Productions Co. Ltd and Chinese film company Titan International Film Co. Ltd has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop and co-produce a NZ/China official co-production feature film (working title “Revelation of Gold Panning”) with a forecast working budget of $ 10 Million NZD. The film will begin development shortly and the Parties hope that in will commence filming in 2017.
John Albert, Managing Director of Definitive Productions Co. Ltd, says: “We are excited to work with Titan International Film Co. Ltd which forms part of our international strategy to develop a slate of Chinese/NZ co-productions in drama, documentary and transmedia”.
Qi Lin Chairman of Titan International Film Co. Ltd says the Memorandum of Understanding demonstrates his company’s commitment to Zealand: “Titan is committed to New Zealand and is looking forward to working with Definitive Productions to develop films that can tap into the Chinese and international markets.”
Titan International Film Limited is an established Chinese film company developing cultural exchanges and screen business opportunities between China and New Zealand. It believes that, with the combination of talents, skills and storytelling of both companies as a catalyst, the co-production is expected to be both critically acclaimed and popular with domestic and international box offices.
New Zealand Asian film and theatre producer and director, Alex Lee of Tamarillo Films Ltd, will lead Definitive’s production slate and international strategy. Alex will also be developing and directing a documentary and transmedia project based on the Chinese gold miners that did not make their return journey back to Guangzhou on the ill-fated SS Ventnor.