Two Thai projects, Wisit Sasanatieng's Suriya and Killer Karma, a sequel to Tom Waller's Mindfulness and Murder, are among the selection for the Ties That Bind workshops.
Organized by EAVE, the third Asia-Europe Producers Workshop will be held in two places, at the Udine Far East Film Festival and at the Busan (not Pusan) International Film Festival's Asian Project Market. Workshop 1 takes place in Udine, Italy, from May 3 to 7, while the second one runs from October 10 to 13 in Busan.
The producer of Suriya is Pran Tadaveerawat of Trois Film. It's the indie Muay Thai biopic that Wisit is trying to find funding for. They previously sought funding at Cinemart in Rotterdam.
Killer Karma is based on another "Father Ananda Mystery" novel by Bangkok-based writer and newspaper sub-editor Nick Wilgus. De Warrenne Pictures' Michael Pritchett is producing. The first film in what will hopefully be a series is Mindfulness and Murder, which has a cop-turned-monk working to solve a mystery. It opened in Thai cinemas this week.
(Via Film Business Asia)