Following the signing of theNew Zealand-Singapore co-production treaty in 2004,
The two companies,represented by MediaCorp Raintree CEO Daniel Yun and Eyeworks Touchdown CEOJulie Christie, are scheduled to sign a letter of intent this Sunday in
"Raintree and EyeworksTouchdown have a common purpose: we want to fuse stories from each of ourcultures to provide the international market with unique genre stories," saysYun.
The Tattooist is a $3.3m (NZ$5.35m) horror film about an American tattooist whounwittingly becomes the medium for an angry Samoan ghost. The film which beginsin
It marks the feature debutof TV commercials director Peter Burger whose short film Turangawaewae was selected for Critics' Week at Cannes 2003. DoP isLeon Narbey who has worked on
Production is due to startsoon while details of the main cast will be announced shortly after the signingceremony.
The worldwide rightsexcluding
Eyeworks Touchdown'sChristie regards the collaboration with MediaCorp Raintree as "a long-term,slate-focused agreement that will further enhance both
Another horror film Altar, currently under scriptdevelopment, will be the second co-production between the two companies.