Carey Fitzgerald’s High Point Media Group has snapped up two new films, both from emerging female directors.
From South Pacific Pictures, the production team behind Whale Rider, comes culture clash romance, My Wedding and Other Secrets [pictured], already a hit in New Zealand where it was released by Sony.
Directed by Roseanne Liang, My Wedding and Other Secrets stars up and coming Michelle Ang as a first generation Chinese New Zealander, forced to challenge her parents’ traditional views on marriage when she falls in love with a westerner. The film co-stars veteran actors, Kenneth Tsang (Memoirs of a Geisha) and Pei-pei Cheng (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).
Meanwhile, High Point has also snapped up international sales for romantically tinged Australian drama, Surviving Georgia. Co-directed by Kate Whitbread and Sandra Sciberras the film stars pop singer, Holly Valance (Taken) and Pia Miranda (The Tender Hook) as sisters reconnecting with their estranged, wayward mother. The film is executive produced by Tony I Ginnane.
“These are both genuinely feel-good films about love from uniquely female perspectives,” Fitzgerald commented, adding, “Anyone on the look out for warm, life-affirming stories should definitely look no further.”