CHINA BLUE

China Blue Films is a Chinese production company specializing in providing production services to clients wishing to shoot in China.

It has links to production company Les Petites Lumières (LPL) which has coproduced several high quality feature films in China. Three of the company’s recent films were official selections of the Cannes Film Festival.

China Blue Films is a natural extension of LPL’s expertise in China, and assists foreign or local crews anywhere in China, delivering high quality films for the international market.

With an in-depth knowledge of the local industry, China Blue Films specializes in sourcing competitive local and international talents for different project needs.

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FEATURE FILMS

SUPER EXPRESS

A feature film by Xiao Song (China)

WARRIOR'S GATE

A feature film by Matthias Hoene (UK)

COFFEE

A feature film by Cristiano Bortone (Italian)

VOYAGE EN CHINE

A feature film by Zoltan Mayer (France)

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TV PROGRAMS

SEPHORA BEAUTY ACADEMY Season 2

Directed by Alexis de Gemini 8 episodes

SEPHORA BEAUTY ACADEMY Season 1

Directed by Alexis de Gemini 10 episodes

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FILM&TV DOCUMENTARIES

Vivan las Antipodas

Director: Victor Kossakovsky

Bons Baisers de Shanghai

Line Production for KM

The Diaper Dilemma

Director : Jacqueline Farmer

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COMMERCIALS

Advertisement shoot for Diane von Furstenberg

Director: Tatjana von Furstenberg

VOYAGE THROUGH CHINA

Director: Zoltan Mayer (France)
Delivery: 2015
Haut et Court (France), China Blue Films (China assisted production)
Liliane, a provincial nurse in her fifties leading a dreary life with her husband of many years in a French suburb, must cope with the accidental death of her son in China. She flies to China in order to repatriate the body. But along the way, through the people and the new experiences she encounters, this mourning journey transforms itself into an initiatory journey. It will give her the chance to discover her son’s life who she had not seen for several years. And at the same time, it will allow her to come alive again, making a fresh start through the discovery of a new culture.

HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS

A feature film by Peter Chelsom (UK)
Starring: Simon Pegg
Line production for China part shoot
Delivery: 2014
World Release
A psychiatrist searches the globe to find the secret of happiness

A CRAZY ROAD TRIP

A feature film by Raymond Yip (China)
Shooting November / January 2013
Produced by China Blue Films
Starring: Bao’ber
An extraordinary and hilarious road trip full of adventures…

THE GREAT WALL

A feature film by Ed Zwick (USA)
Line production in China for final scouting & preparation - April to June 2012
Produced by Legendary Films
An action fantasy film

DIRECTION CHINA

A feature film by Fred Garson (France)
Line production for the film
Produced by Raspail Production and Arte
Starring: Elodie Navarre, Clement Sibony, Thierry
Fremont…
The film will be released on Arte early 2013
The journey of a French family newly expatriate in Shanghai…

7th SON

A feature film by Sergei Bodrov (USA)
Scouting in China - September 2011 to February 2012
Produced by Legendary Films
A 13 years old boy learns witchcraft with an old and frightening ghost…

R U THERE

A feature film by David Verbeek (The Netherlands)
Official Selection Cannes Film Festival 2010 - Un Certain Regard
World Sales: Films Boutique

R U THERE is the story of Jitze (20), a professional gamer who travels around the world to compete in video game tournaments. During a stay in Taipei he unexpectedly witnesses an accident; this confronts him with his own mortality and makes him doubt the certainties of his existence. When he meets a Taiwanese betelnut girl he is attracted to, he only manages to get close to her in Second Life, which only serves to compound his doubts.

SHANGHAI TRANCE

A feature film by David Verbeek (The Netherlands)
Competition International Film Festival Rotterdam 2008, followed by Chicago Film Festival and many others.
Netherlands Release: NFL, October 2008;
China Release: October 2008 (Dongfang Distribution, Shanghai) on 240 screens, 84 cities World Sales: Colifilms

“Shanghai Trance” is a cinematic portrait of Shanghai 2006 in three layers. Each layer of the film explores a different social layer of the city. All stories are about people between the age of 20 and 30, hereby shaping a face of a generation. “Shanghai Trance” is an intimate series of observations from a generation that has been brought up in a city that has changed faster than they could grow up.
“Verbeek shows huge talent for small vulnerable moments” - VOLKSKRANT

LITTLE EAGLE, animation

A film by Jean-Christophe Roger (France), based on a Michel Fessler (March of Pengguins) script and Jiang Hong (Ecode des Loisirs) book.
A coming of age story of a young orphaned boy trained to become an eagle boxing champion in ancient times China.

SEPHORA BEAUTY ACADEMY Season 2

Directed by Alexis de Gemini
8 episodes tv series of 52’
Hosted by Chen Chen, starring Zing & Tong Chen Jie
Broadcasted on Dragon Tv (SMG Group), Shanghai premiere satellite channel
From Sunday October 21th to December 9th 2012.

SEPHORA BEAUTY ACADEMY Season 1

Directed by Alexis de Gemini
Line Production of a 10 episodes X 45 minutes Reality TV show for Sephora, to be broadcasted on Dragon TV evenings weekly from July 28th to September 28th, 2011.
Starring: China make up & styling godfather Tony Lee, international top model Lv Yan, Taiwan make up master Kevin… And 12 contestants!

Vivan las Antipodas

Director: Victor Kossakovsky
Line Production for Ma.ja.de.
Selected on the Opening Night (Out of Competition) at the 68th Venice International Film Festival

Bons Baisers de Shanghai

Line Production for KM

The Diaper Dilemma

Director : Jacqueline Farmer
Line Production for Nord Ouest Productions
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pre-production

Budget - Assistance in preparing competitive budgets Locations - Sourcing locations adapted to your project needs Casting - Finding the best cast for your budget Crew - Sourcing the best crew in China, local Mainland China crews as well as international ones from Europe, Taiwan or Hong Kong. Emphasis will be put into finding the right DOP, gaffer, steadycam operator, Art Director, First AD, Stylist and Sound engineer for your project. Permits - Assistance in application for shooting permits from SARFT and other municipal authorities


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shooting

- Full range of executive production services for projects of various scales to be shot in Mainland China, Taiwan or Hong Kong (details on request) - Providing fixers for smaller shoots all - over Mainland China, Taiwan or Hong Kong - Assisting 3D shoots with access to Shanghai’s leading 3D technology and expert from the USA

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post-production

On request, we provide access to the best post-production facilities in Mainland China with competitive prices (editing, sound editing and mixing, telecine, color grading, digital intermediate and laboratories, etc.).


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China Blue Films

China Blue Films is a Chinese production company specializing in providing production services to clients wishing to shoot in China. It has links to production company Les Petites Lumières (LPL) which has coproduced several high quality feature films in China. Three of the company’s recent films were official selections of the Cannes Film Festival. China Blue Films is a natural extension of LPL’s expertise in China, and assists foreign or local crews anywhere in China, delivering high quality films for the international market. With an in-depth knowledge of the local industry, China Blue Films specializes in sourcing competitive local and international talents for different project needs.

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Natacha Devillers

Natacha Devillers has experience as producer (2004 to present), distributer (Taminbar Films, Indonesia 2000/02), festival director (Jakarta International Film Festival 1999/2002), and sales executive (CNN, Cartoon Network, TNT, 1995/1996) in France, China, Indonesia and Turkey.

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Lulu Lai

Lulu Lai has been a producer since 2008, she studied film art & theory at East China Normal University for her Master of Arts degree. She is finance and administration director for China Blue Films.

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Ann Lin

Ann is production coordinator for China Blue Films. Before joining China Blue Films she worked as a creative curator in the field of arts in culture, both in China and internationally since 2005, respectively for the Amsterdam Cinedans International Film Festival, Shanghai Fringe Festival and EARS European-Chinese collaboration art events.

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Sofia

Sofia is a production coordinator for China Blue Films since 2012.She studied English at East China Normal University for her Bachelor of Arts degree.

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Mary Cui

Mary Cui is a production coordinator. Before joining China Blue Films in 2013, she studied in East China Normal University and The Hong Kong Institute of Education and received her BA degree. She then worked in the education industry.

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Jenny Chen

Jenny is the office manager in China Blue Films. She is in charge of the office administration and finance. She studied news and broadcasting in East China Normal University.

contact us

For more information on shooting in China, Natacha Devillers devillers.natacha@gmail.com