HONG KONG (March 19, 2012) – Arclight Films, one of the world’s premiere independent film sales and production companies, with offices in Los Angeles, Sydney, Hong Kong and Toronto announces their 2012 Filmart Lineup and the sale of THE ASSASSINS to Well Go USA. The ever-expanding business, now in its tenth year, offers a dynamic roster of films that span three divisions: Arclight, the parent company, Darclight, specializing in edgy genre-driven feature films, and Easternlight, with the largest offering of Asian Feature Films of any non Asian-based indie film label in the world.
“Hong Kong Filmart is an important time for us,” said Ying Ye, head of the Easternlight label. “We’re thrilled to be able to enter the market with an announcement of the sale of THE ASSASSINS (starring Chow Yun Fat and Crystal Liu Yi Fei, from the production team behind The Flowers of War) to Well Go USA who’ve acquired the North American rights,” she continued.
Below are highlights of the 2012 Arclight Films Hong Kong Filmart lineup.
2012 Hong Kong Filmart lineup includes DANGEROUS LIASIONS starring Zhang Ziyi, THE ASSASINS starring Chow Yun Fat (CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON, PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN: AT WORLD’S END), THE FOUR starring Crystal Liu (FORBIDDEN KINGDOM) and Deng Chao, and WHITE VENGEANCE starring Leon Lai Ming (FALLEN ANGELS, COMRADES), William Feng, and Crystal Liu (FORBIDDEN KINGDOM).
Including but not limited to: MENTAL starring Toni Collette and Liev Schreiber, THE POWER OF FEW starring Christopher Walken, Christian Slater and Q’orianka Kilcher, NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN starring Ryan Kwanten (TRUE BLOOD), Bojana Novakovic (EDGE OF DARKNESS, BURNING MAN, DEVIL) Alice Parkinson (X MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, SANCTUM) and SKY FORCE 3D a 3D animated family film from the team that brought us LITTLE GOBIE.
BAIT 3D directed by Kimble Rendall (THE MATRIX TRILOGY) written by Russell Mulcahy (TALE OF THE MUMMY, HIGHLANDER, RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION), starring Xavier Samuel (TWILIGHT: ECLIPSE), Julian McMahon (RED, FANTASTIC FOUR FRANCHISE), and Sharni Vinson (YOU’RE NEXT, STEP UP 3D), WOLF CREEK 2 starring John Jarratt (WOLF CREEK, ROGUE, AUSTRALIA), REDD INC featuring Nicholas Hope (BAD BOY BUBBY), Kelly Paterniti (GRIFF THE INVISIBLE), Sam Reid (ANONYMOUS), James Mackay (DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK, SHADOW PEOPLE produced by Michael Ohoven (COPOTE, THE DEVIL’S REJECTS) featuring Alison Eastwood (MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL, TIGHTROPE), Dallas Roberts (3:10 TO YUMA, WALK THE LINE), and INBRED featuring Jo Hartley (THIS IS ENGLAND, DEAD MAN’S SHOES), James Doherty (FOOTBALLER’S WIVES, EASTENDERS), Seamus O’Neill (THE WAR HORSE), James Burrows (THIS IS ENGLAND, EDEN LAKE, ROBIN HOOD)
“Being an Australian company producing and distributing more Asian content than any other non Asian-based company puts us in a unique and exciting position,” said Gary Hamilton, CEO of Arclight Films. “We have the ability to produce films that are not only home-grown within the Asian community but films that also appeal to other markets throughout the world.”