Taiwan's Three DotsEntertainment has joined forces with new production and distribution companySerenity Entertainment International to produce Catch, the latestfeature from Formula 17 director DJ Chen.
The $700,000 production,which will begin shooting in Taiwan next month, sees Chen re-team with Formula17 star Tony Yang, who will play a movie extra.
Last year Yang won theGolden Horse award for best new performer for his role in the gay comedy.
Formula 17 also marked Three Dots' first foray into film production,a move which paid off when it became Taiwan's highest grossing local film of2004, taking NT$8.4m ($0.3m).
It is now set for a releasein Japan later this summer after limited engagements in Hong Kong and Thailand.
Catch is Three Dots second production of the year; thefirst, The Heirloom, is now in post and scheduled to open in Taiwan inOctober. The Leste Chen-directed horror has been pre-sold to Thailand's MongkolCinema, Hong Kong's Edko, Korea's Tube, Japan's Happinet as well as FestiveFilms for both Singapore and Malaysia.
Towards the end of the year,Three Dots will also shoot Metrosexual 101, written by Formula 17scriptwriter Rady Fu and described as "Queer Eye For TheStraight Guy meets My Best Friend's Wedding".
Michelle Yeh, co-founder ofthe production outfit, said: "This year is a good one for Three Dots. Weare working with three to four new directors on projects of different genres.Nurturing good talents is our focus."
Three Dots is also producingRobin Lee's The Shoe Fairy, the Taiwanese episode of Andy Lau's Focus:First Cuts project.