AUG 17 2016

Foreign Bodies Channel 4 Drama Shoot

Mandarin Film is the local production partner for Channel 4 and TNT drama series “Foreign Bodies” shooting in multiple locations across China.  The first major block of shooting took place successfully in late July and August of 2016, with further shooting planned in September 2016.

“E4 is strapping on its backpack and going travelling, having commissioned an exciting and funny original comedy-drama series Foreign Bodies (8 x 45’) from Eleven.

Foreign Bodies is the story of a motley gang of travelers embarking on a three-month trip around Asia. British lads Sean and Dylan meet American girls May and Ashley in Beijing and opt to undergo the first leg of their travels together, but soon find that their journey takes them much further than any of them expected.

Will the gang manage to find the nirvana they seek as they camp on the Great Wall, wade through jungles in Malaysia, rub shoulders with ex-pats in Singapore and the crowds that throng the banks of the Ganges? Or will they lose their money, their passports and control of their bowels in a filthy backpacking hostel that doesn’t exist on Google maps? None of them get what they hoped for, but all gain something better, as they learn that no matter how far you go and how hard you try, you can’t take a holiday from yourself.”


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FEB 27 2015

10 Amazing Chinese Locations You’ve Never Heard of

It’s been a fantastic year of the horse for Mandarin Film, and we thought instead of giving you the usual red envelope stuffed with cash, we’d send you something much more useful - unique access to ten of the best new filming locations we found this year…

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DEC 17 2014

Thirsty Earth

When Chinese broadcaster CICC announced a call for submissions for a series of six x 15 minute micro-films on the theme “Hopes and Dreams” we were intrigued and immediately wanted to take part.

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