HONG KONG — Indie sales agent Golden Network has picked up a raft of family and animation titles from Thailand which add to its collection of Chinese independents.
Slate is headed by “Mid Road Gang,” an animal comedy about a pack of stray dogs who have to find a new home. Pic, which gets three Cannes Market screenings is co-directed by Pantham Thongsang and Somkiat Vithuranich.
Golden Network will give Cannes world preem to “First Flight,” drama about Thailand’s pioneer aviators, helmed by “Bang Rajan” director Thanit Jitnukul.
At project stage it has “Duck Fight,” a 3D Thai animation about ducks, martial arts and traditional medicine. Pic, set with Pornchai “Mr Pink” Hongrattanaporn as helmer, was first presented in the project mart of the Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival. It stems from the same kennel as “Mid Road” with Thongsang as producer.
At a similar stage in its production cycle is “Peculiar Kin,” an animation about a 10-year-old girl and a liger (sic). Pic, directed by Wang Yunfei, is presented by Cheerland Entertainment and Itscartoon Animation Studios.
The Hong Kong-based Golden Network, headed by Carrie Wong, has long repped Thai movies as well as Chinese, and until last year had a relationship with action-movie specialist Sahamongkolfilm. That company has now set up its own sales division.
Golden Network now has a relationship with Chinese indie producers Jimmy Wu and Jane Shao, which has brought the previously announced “Curiosity Kills The Cat.” Also on the Cannes slate are Chow Yun fat-starrer “The Postmodern Life of my Aunt,” by Ann Hui, and drama “Thirteen Princes Trees,” helmed by Lu Yue. Rounding out the Thai contingent is “The Victim,” a Monthon Arayangkoon-helmed horror about an actress who works on crime scene reconstructions for the police.