Company teams with Birch Tree
Indian completion bond company Infinity has become a film financier and producer making movies for global markets.Company, which is backed by Aanand Mahendroo and Mehool Parekh, has partnered with Las Vegas-based sales and distribution outfit Birch Tree Entertainment to form production shingle Action Slate Films. Aim is to produce high-quality martial arts action movies that Birch Tree will handle for worldwide sales. First up from this outlet is “Hands of the Dragon,” which will shoot in Mumbai and Vancouver next month. It will be produced by Mahendroo, with Parekh, Birch Tree principal Art Birzneck and Francois Da Silva. Infinity intends to make four or five movies per year. First up is “Colours of Passion” (“Rang rasiya”), a biopic of 19th century Indian painter Raja Ravi Varma, written and directed by Ketan Mehta (“The Rising”). Co-produced with Mehta’s Maya Movies, pic opens next month in India with a 600-plus print release. Now in post-production is “Motherland” (Bhoomi), a large-scale drama by director Avik Mukhopadhyay and producers Mahendroo and Shahnaab Alam.