Taiwan's Three Dots Entertainment, whichrecently launched a sales arm, has picked up international rights to LesteChen's gay youth drama Eternal Summer, starringJoseph Chang, Bryant Chang and Kate Yeung.
The film, currently is shooting in Taiwan,tells the story of two schoolboys who are forced to become friends by theirteacher and then develop a relationship that lasts through university.
It is produced by Chen's own Rolling FilmEntertainment with $260,000 (NT$8m) in subsidy from the Taiwan government.
Three Dots has teamed up with its existingstrategic distribution partner, Serenity Entertainment International, to launcha sales outfit.
The duo has already sold Eternal Summerto Thailand's Sahamongkolfilm and is close to signing a deal for Singapore.
Three Dots is also producing and handlinginternational sales on Chen's next film Resurrection.A high-concept supernatural revenge thriller, the project is currently indevelopment and seeking international co-production partners atCannes.
The company has also picked up internationalrights to outside English-speaking territories to BetterLuck Tomorrow, directedby Justin Lin (Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift).Paramount has English-speaking rights to the film which was a hit at Sundance2002. Three Dots is also handling Jessica Yu's documentary In The Realms OfThe Unreal, which also screened at Sundance.
Rounding out Three Dots' slate are two of itsown productions - DJ Chen's action comedy Catch, which isthe biggest local hit in Taiwan so far this year, and romantic comedy Metrosexual101 which is set to shoot later this year. The company isproducing another romantic comedy, Robin Lee's My DNA Says I Love You,also set shoot in 2006, but with sales handled by Hong Kong co-producer FocusFilms.