Legend of Sun and Moon – the largest Chinese-Australian co-production in history – filming in South East Queensland


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> Friday 29 June 2018

Legend of Sun and Moon – the largest Chinese-Australian co-production in history – filming in South East Queensland

The largest Chinese-Australian co-production in history, Legend of Sun and Moon, has commenced filming at Village Roadshow Studios, Gold Coast, and is proudly supported by the Queensland Government via Screen Queensland.

Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira said Legend of Sun and Moon has been attracted by the State Government’s $50 million Production Attraction Strategy.

“We are incredibly proud to support Queenslanders like producer Todd Fellman who work arduously to develop and forge collaborations with international territories especially building relationships with producers in the Asia Pacific region,” said Ms Vieira.

Legend of Sun and Moon will provide approximately 300 jobs and spend over $15.3 million in Queensland.”

Todd Fellman and his Brisbane-based Story Bridge Films (Guardians of the Tomb, At Last, Jungle, Bait 3D) is partnering with some of China’s most talented and successful filmmakers including Writer/Director Eva Jin (Sophie’s Revenge, One Night Surprise) and Producers Beaver Kwei (The Adventures) and Eileen Gong (Detective Chinatown 2).

Cast include Dililreba Dilmurat (Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossom) and Dou Xiao (Ten Years Late, On Wings of Eagles).

Todd Fellman said“Legend of Sun and Moon is an incredibly ambitious film that will deliver enormous benefits for our local industry.  It sets a new benchmark for official co-productions between Australia and China.

“The support of Screen Queensland and the Queensland Premier has been invaluable in making this ground-breaking collaboration possible,” says Fellman.

Legend of Sun and Moon is based on a well-known Chinese legend and reimagines 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.

Legend of Sun and Moon will film at Village Roadshow Studios, prior to Paramount Pictures’ Dora the Explorer commencing production.

Media enquiries: Angela Samut – asamut@screenqld.com.au | +61 405 536 548