KILLING THE SEEDS

JOYTO FILMS UK LTD - as PROD

Martial arts - Pre-Production 2018

Mr. Chen, the boss of the most powerful triad in HK, the Chin Triad is celebrating his birthday in his luxurious penthouse with his friends, his wife and his two kids (Yuan, 5 years old and Maggie, 3 years old). A group of masked men, who belong to the Zu Triads, violently interrupt the party, shooting at the crowd and the bodyguards. They all wear the same tattoo on their wrists. A fight explodes, running through the rooms of the penthouse. Mr. Chen is thrown out of the balcony by the leader of the group, Sam Cheung (who got a scar on his face, memory of his time in a Chinese prison) and dies, while his wife is shot in cold blood as she’s trying to protect her children.
The men kidnap their daughter and badly hurt their son.
They run away.
Later on, at dusk, the son is brought by his uncle to a pier where a boat is waiting to take him away from HK…

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Martial arts
    • Countries
    • THAILAND
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, MANDARIN
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Writer(s)
    • Julien PRUD'HOMME, Pablo BARBETTI
    • Producer(s)
    • Don CLOVIS
    • Synopsis
    • In the ex-British colony of Hong Kong, the world is changing fast and even ancient traditions struggle to survive. A young girl, Maggie, is training to become the perfect killer under the teaching of Sam, a fearless member of the Zu triad.

      Few years later, as HK is celebrating the year of the Ox, Maggie executes her latest contract by killing a member of the Chin triad who was stealing money from the Zu.

      A meeting is then organized between the Zu and the Chin, the two major triads in the city. But instead of easing the tensions, the meeting does nothing but bringing back the memory of a previous conflict that broke out 15 years ago after the killing of Chen, the former Dragon Head of the Chin. And as history repeating itself, Wong, the current head of the Chin gets killed by Sam during the meeting.

      Nick and Simon, two policemen who have been on Sam’s trail for many years, are in charge of the case.

      Mark, the new strong man of the Chin, decides to bring back Yuan, Chen’s son, to Hong Kong in order for him to claim his father’s inheritance and bring back power to the Chin. But Stanley, once a close friend to Chen, doesn’t seem thrilled by this idea.

      Yuan lived in Bangkok for many years and is reluctant to walk in his father’s steps.

      Yuan and Maggie, lost souls in a permanently changing city, will cross their paths looking for answers and truth hidden behind the traditions and obscurity of the triad world.

      “If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude” (Chinese proverb).
    • Partners & financing
    • Producers ( exc. Producers) required, Investors, Co-investors
    • Production schedule
    • 60 days, in thailand and HongKong, and /or India
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Oct 06, 2018
    • End of shooting
    • Jan 16, 2019
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