Beijing-based LeVision Pictures has announced that singer and director Gao Xiaosong has joined the company’s stable of filmmakers, which also includes Zhang Yimou, Lu Chuan and Tsui Hark.
Gao’s first project for LeVision is The Roommate Who Sleeps In My Upper Bunk, inspired by Gao’s song of the same title.
The project will initially be produced as an online drama series for letv.com, and then the ending of the series will be made into a feature-length movie, incorporating the viewers’ input into the storyline.
LeVision’s Superphone will also be a key broadcasting and promotional platform for the drama series and movie. In addition, LeVision’s sister company Le Music will launch a competition for composers across 200 universities and the winner’s music will be featured in the film.
Best-known producing campus ballad music, Gao has directed films such as My Kingdom, Rainbow and Where Have All the Flowers Gone.
The Roommate Who Sleeps In My Upper Bunk was a song on Gao’s album, Campus Ballads Volume One 1994.
The movie follows the friendship between four boys who are roommates in a university dormitory. Produced by Li Jinwen and directed by Zhang Qi, it will star Chen Xiao and Yu Xintian.