Sandra Ng (吳君如) and her husband, director Peter Chan (陳可辛), announced the formation of their new company Changin’ Pictures at the Busan International Film Festival last October. The company’s ambitions plans include international projects spanning across Asia and the United States.
The couple shared they have two Korean projects already in production. Although both dramas are adapted from popular Korean web comics, they have very different styles. ONE: High School Heroes is an action-drama about a high school student who fights back against bullies and becomes a local hero. It will be co-produced with Korean production company Covenant Pictures, which also produced drama X in Crisis starring Kwon Sang Woo. The second drama will be Heesu In Class 2, a love story between four high school students. The leads include Ahn Ji Ho from All of Us Are Dead and Kim Do Yeon from My Roommate Is a Gumiho. It will be produced by Film K, the company that produced EXIT and Escape From Mogadishu.
Other than the two Korean dramas, Changin’ Pictures will also work on suspense thriller Mrs. No Name starring Zhang Ziyi (章子怡). It is based on a famous criminal case that rocked Shanghai in the 1940s. Zhang Ziyi will play a woman facing the death penalty for killing and dismembering her husband.
To celebrate the formation of their new company, Sandra and Peter held a party on March 13, inviting producers, distributors, sales agents, and curators of international film festivals from Japan, Korean, Thailand, United States, and Taiwan. Industry heavyweights Louis Koo (古天樂), Shi Nansun (施南生), Marco Mueller, and Yuji Sadai were in attendance.
Executives of large international film and television platforms and production companies such as Disney+, Netflix, Wavve, CJ ENM, Venice International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Tokyo International Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, Udine Far East Film Festival, and New York Asian Film Festival gathered to discuss the company’s future development, examine different type of collaborations, and strengthen the connection of emerging Asian filmmakers.
Peter had originally planned to have a smaller party hoping to connect with industry friends that he has not been able to see during the pandemic and to bring together old and new friends. In the end it became a party of over 100 people! He is full of confidence in the company’s future and plans, to continue to support Hong Kong productions and strengthen its connections with the world.
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.