News 19.07.18

NSW LURES THE LARGEST EVER CHINESE/AUSTRALIAN FILM TO SYDNEY



The highly-skilled special effects work on the major new treaty co-production Chinese/Australian feature film Legend of Sun and Moon will take place in NSW.

The production will spend almost AUD $40 million on post-production with NSW companies, including SlateVFX and Academy Award® winning, Big Bang Sound.

The film has been secured for NSW by the NSW Government through Create NSW’s Made In NSW – International Footloose Fund, investing up to AUD $10 million in yearly funding to bring the very best in film and television to NSW.

Legend of Sun and Moon is the largest Chinese/Australian treaty co-production to ever have been made and a big coup for the NSW screen industry, where 100 percent of its specialised post-work will be completed in the state.

NSW companies have built a strong international reputation for their creativity and technical brilliance in film and television post-production and they have a significant track record of working successfully with the USA and China.

The production will be based at Sydney’s Fox Studios, with notable collaborators including Producer Todd Fellman, Writer and Director Eva Jin, and Producers Beaver Kwei and Eileen Gong.

Legend of Sun and Moon is an adaptation of the classic tale of Chang-E, Goddess of the Moon and Hou Yi, the heroic archer who shot down nine of 10 suns that were scorching the Earth.

The film will be distributed in China by Tencent with Chinalion handling the Australian theatrical release.

Principal filming has just been completed in China and Queensland.