We’ve made a deal with some of the “dubious” DVD shops scattered around Beijing to stock our DVD of This Is Sanlitun. The DVD is available in Sanlitun and Shunyi. Although these shops (as with all DVD shops in Beijing) are operating in somewhat of a grey area, we have secured a good sales deal and to be quite honest these shops seem to be a bit more above board than our actual legal sales agents and distributors here in China. We have yet to see any figures, numbers or money from our iQiYi (Baidu) deal, yet our film has amassed over one million views through their online video platform. Here’s to the honest pirates!
The DVD of my movie This Is Sanlitun is out now and available in most Sanlitun district DVD shops in Beijing. It will also be available through our Facebook page.
Bonus Material Includes:
- Deleted Scenes
- Blooper Reels & Outtakes From Production
- Commentary track by Robert Douglas, Carlos Ottery & Chris Loton
- TIFF 2013 Featurette
- Original Soundtrack by Jordan Thomas Mitchell
- Promotional Spots & Trailers
- The Original 20 Minute Version (Financing Version)
- Social Media Artwork, Wallpapers & Images
PAL DVD ALL REGIONS – DVD9 – 95 Minutes – 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround -English Language (Chinese Subtitles).
A pair of hapless ex-pats discover that Beijing isn’t the hotbed of entrepreneurial opportunity they had anticipated in this hilarious and timely look at the West’s obsession with the East.
Gee (formerly known as Gary) now known as SANLITUN. We’ve finally decided on a name for our movie and are happy with the name SANLITUN. Sanlitun is the main expat area of Beijing, but at the same time this area remains quite Chinese and could be called the only melting pot in the city, where both cultures blend into one. So, it’s apt for our film.
We’ve gathered together a crew that is perhaps not high on experience but they are certainly high on enthusiasm and that’s what counts … with these people on board I’m sure we’ll have a great adventure in making SANLITUN a reality.
From left to right:
Jeremy Lights/Grip (France), Carlos Actor (UK), James Sound (UK) Re Lim Production Manager (Malaysia), Grisha Camera (Belarus), Hai Production Coordinator (China), Robert Director (Iceland/Ireland), Maureen Producer (Chile/Ireland), Suzanne Production Assistant (China), Lin Script Supervisor (China), Justine Creative Director (Canada).
Missing on the picture are Stacey Line Producer (China), Yin Assistant Director (China), Shadow Costumes/Make Up (China) and Silvia Accounts (Italy).
As a part of preparations for their role in the upcoming movie SANLITUN (formerly Gee). Ai Wan and Carlos Ottery, who play ex husband and wife, decided to go out on a date. Ai Wan got to choose their destination first and took Carlos to her glamour world, a Jean Paul Gaultier fashion show, as the picture shows – our man Carlos was a bit out of place (bottom picture). He later took Ai Wan to his side of town … bars such as Pure Girl, Bar Mongolia and The Den, no pictures available from that part of the evening. Apparently the experiment was a success and they now feel like a bickering ex married couple.