EXCLUSIVE: Jasmine is a psychological thriller from Shanghai Street Films that has been selected as part of the official lineup at the Hong Kong International Film Festival. It will have its world premiere on March 25 there. A Hong Kong-U.S. co-production, the English-language film marks the directorial debut of Dax Phelan who’s helming from his own script. Byron Mann (The Man With The Iron Fists), Jason Tobin (The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift), Eugenia Yuan (Memoirs Of A Geisha, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend), Grace Huang (The Man With The Iron Fists) and Sarah Lian (Cybergeddon) star. See trailer above.
Tobin (who co-wrote the story) plays a man still struggling to come to terms with his grief nearly a year after his wife’s unsolved murder. Hoping to move on with his life, he reconnects with a woman from his past, and his outlook begins to brighten. But, when a visit to the site of his wife’s murder leads him to a mysterious interloper he believes is her killer, he decides to take justice into his own hands.
Phelan recently teamed with Oren Moverman to executive produce Anja Marquardt’s She’s Lost Control, which won the top prize in the 2014 Berlinale Forum and was nominated for two Indie Spirits. He was previously the creative executive for Mace Neufeld at Paramount and Sony on such projects as The General’s Daughter and The Sum Of All Fears.
Phelan and Tobin are also producers, along with Stratton Leopold.