A good old fashioned dogfight

Paul Currie's Lightstream Pictures has partnered with Chinese Producers Homber Yin and Alicia Yao Bing for Saints Entertainment's Dogfight - an intriguing tale of gangsters, business leaders and Government officials vying for power and control over the French Concession territory.

Set in 1930s Shanghai amid an era of decadence and corruption, Dogfight is an intriguing tale which sees gangsters, business leaders and Government officials vying for power and control over the French Concession territory.

Iconic Melbourne locations including Parliament House, the Block Arcade, Regent Theatre, Melbourne Comedy Theatre, Montsalvat, Ripponlea, The Old Sunbury Hospital and Melbourne city streets were utilised to replicate the deco style architecture of Shanghai's infamous French Concession with Melbourne proving to be the perfect visual backdrop. 

Director Xu Shunli, who cowrote the screenplay with Qiu Xinyu, spent more than a year meticulously planning the costumes, design and locations so that elements of both countries would blend flawlessly, to deliver a lush, dramatic and visually stunning film.

Filmed in Mandarin, English, French and Russian for Chinese speaking audiences, the cast includes the highly acclaimed Chinese actor Wang Zhiwen alongside an ensemble of Chinese and International talent including Yu Nan, Zu Yajun, Lee Li-Chun and Kao Kuo-Hsin, along with Sabien Lucciarini, Christopher Downs and Koniukhov Konstantin.

Sound design will be undertaken in Victoria by highly acclaimed and awarded Paul Pirola, while the yet to be named composer for the film will also hail from Victoria. Dogfight is set for an international release in 2017.