The Hong Kong-Asian Film Financing Forum (HAF) has announced a 27-title lineup this year, and among the projects selected is Blood Maple and the Passion of the Kid by Chartchai Ketnust. It's being produced by Pantham Thongsang for Magenta Media Creation Co.
Other Southeast Asian entries are from the Philippines: Chop Chop by Brillante Mendoza, Porno by Adolfo Alix Jr. and Sampaguita (Our National Flower's Journal to Decay) by Francis Xavier Pasion; Singapore: Six "Brave" Warriors by Jack Neo; Vietnam: Vertigo by Chuyen Bui Thac; and Indonesia: The Dancer by Ifa Isfansyah.
Oxide Pang is producing Christmas Rose, the directorial debut for Hong Kong actress Charlie Young from Nicolas Cage's Bangkok Dangerous.
HAF runs from March 23 to 25 alongside Filmart (March 23-26) during the Hong Kong International Film Festival from March 22 to April 13.
(Via Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Screen Daily)