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Korea's Zamie starts up with 'Uzbek Trainspotting'

Korean producers Ellen Y.D. Kim and E.K. Heo have set up a new production and acquisitions company, Zamie Pictures.

Previously a programmer at the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan) as well as a producer at UniKorea and B.O.M., managing director Kim is also a co-producer on the Berlinale competition title Come Rain, Come Shine, directed by Lee Yoon-ki.

CEO Heo previously produced the Korean Academy of Film Arts (KAFA) graduation feature film End Of Animal, which was in Vancouver’s Dragons and Tigers competition.

They are currently in post production for the Uzbekistan-Korea co-production Hanaan, a previous Paris Project entry. Director Ruslan Pak tells the story of young ethnic Koreans displaced in Uzbekistan. “It’s a sort of Uzbek Trainspotting,” says Kim.

Zamie Pictures also plans to pick up three to four films this year.

“We’re looking for commercial genre films that we can market to a specific audience - thrillers, sci-fi, horror, etc.,” says Heo.

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