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DVD available in Beijing Pirate Stores!

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). 

DVD This Is Sanlitun

This is Sanlitun available to rent or buy!

This is Sanlitun is now available to rent ($2.99) or to download ($7.99) at Vimeo on Demand.

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Trailer – This is Sanlitun

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.

Tianjin Scene Shot and on to the last day (THIS IS SANLITUN)

We’re in the final stages of editing, the first rough cut is done. We finally shot our “long awaited” Tianjin scene yesterday, a scene that takes the film briefly outside of Beijing to the city of Tianjin, we’ve been delaying that shoot for reasons of laziness, I guess. Today is our final day of pick up shoots, a couple of scenes that will be shot and inserted in to the movie starting with a sunrise scene at 6.30am. When today is over we’ll have all the material to make that rough cut start to shape up to a final cut.

Chris and Carlos on the train back to Beijing

Robert being a serious director

Gee / Rushes

Our producer had a small preview screening for us last Saturday, most of the cast and crew showed up to watch 6 selected rough edited scenes from the movie. People enjoyed themselves and the screening party was a nice success.

Now to continue editing and post production which will hopefully result in a finished product sometime before November 2012.

Name change and crew

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).