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At Last builds Queensland-Chinese film partnership

Screen Queensland is sharing the below media release from the Queensland Premier and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk about At Last, the latest Australia-China co-production set to film in Queensland.

Premier and Minister for the Arts
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Queensland Government has furthered its success in building relationships with the Chinese screen industry with At Last, the latest Australia-China co-production set to film in Queensland.

Premier and Minister for the Arts Annastacia Palaszczuk said the filming of At Last in Queensland would provide about 200 jobs and inject $10.8 million into the local economy.

At Last has come to Queensland as a direct result of the $30 million funding injection over four years I announced for the screen industry last year,” the Premier said.

“There is great economic potential in partnering with China in the screen industry.

“Queensland Government investment in Chinese Australian co-productions helps to expand opportunities across the region and will deliver further engagement between Queensland and the Asia Pacific.

“The film will showcase a range of Queensland locations, which has the potential to grow tourism from China into our state.”

Screen Queensland Chair Linda Apelt said At Last would follow the model shaped by the success of previous co-productions Guardians of the Tomb (previously known as The Nest 3D) and Bait 3D.

At Last offers an unprecedented opportunity to develop and expand co-production and film industry collaboration between our two countries,” Ms Apelt said.

“Queensland producers have been working extensively to build relationships with Chinese producers and it is fantastic to see another official co-production in our state.”

At Last is the story of a Chinese couple who to travel to Australia to conceive a baby but instead find themselves caught in the middle of a complex art heist scam.

The feature film will be produced by Todd Fellman of Story Bridge Films (Bait 3D, Guardians of the Tomb, Jungle) in partnership with Charles Fan and Vanessa Wu of Roadman Films and Jackie Jiao of China’s Monumental Films. The screenplay is written and will be directed by Yiwei Lui.

Financing will be provided by Orient Image Entertainment, Gravity Films, Shineland Media, China Lion and Screen Queensland.

At Last begins production on the Gold Coast in July this year.