By Liselle MEI


Drama - Development 2021

A landmark film and a compelling cross cultural love story set in Frontier Queensland in the 1880's. Desperate to escape her loveless marriage, a young Chinese woman embarks on an erotic game with the English landowner on a remote sugar plantation in tropical North Queensland, to win her freedom.

    • Year of production
    • 2021
    • Genres
    • Drama, Romance
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Liselle MEI
    • Writer(s)
    • Liselle MEI, Trish LAKE
    • Producer(s)
    • Trish LAKE (Freshwater Pictures)
    • Synopsis
    • Queensland 1888 -- RED EARTH tells the story of a young Chinese bride brought to a Queensland sugar cane plantation to marry the head of a Chinese work gang. Desperate to escape her loveless marriage, she embarks on an erotic game with the plantation owner to buy back her freedom. The film promises to be a landmark project because of its subject matter concerning the Chinese in Queensland in the 1800’s - not previously dealt with in an Australian feature film. It will be a bilingual English-Chinese language film.
    • Partners & financing
    • Screen Queensland, Screen Australia.
      Attached Distributor, Australia and New Zealand, Hopscotch.