Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Coming Soon: A Film of a Chinese Ultra Marathoner - 100 miles in the Yunnan Mountains
I've traveled throughout most all of China, however I've never been to where you see there on the left - the Yunnan Mountains - that looks to me like quite the risky path to travel...no thinks....however China based producer Jay Rothstein said Tuesday that David Ren will direct his next project, "Distance Runners" - there in the Yunnan Mountains. "Distance Runners," a $2.4 million co-production between Rothstein's China Venture Films and Yunnan Minority Film Studio, is the story of a Chinese ultra-marathon runner who tries to tackle a 100-mile run through the mountains of Yunnan."I wanted someone bilingual, experienced and who understands both cultures," Rothstein said. "I also wanted someone I felt had his heart and soul in the film. David's very passionate."Ren, who directed "Shanghai Kiss" in 2007, was born in Shanghai but grew up in New York City. There are only a small handful of movies on ultrarunners - I'm glad to see this in the works!
at 9:18 PM Posted by Smith