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Casting Call — The Killing Game

The Killing Game is a new Chinese language short film, produced in Shanghai by LostPensivos Films (Finding Bunny Girl, High Spirits) and directed by award winning filmmaker Andrej Iliev (Shanghai Story).

Max is a world-class assassin: smart, sexy and ruthless. 

When he is hired to kill a local Triad Boss, 

it appears to be a normal mission…

but is everything what it seems?


We are seeking Chinese-speaking actors, preferably of Chinese or East Asian ethnicity for supporting roles. Previous experience is welcomed but not essential.

Max – Nic Xu, a highly talented newcomer. With previous experience in TV commercials,  Nic is currently the main star of the popular comedy webseries Midnight Bites.

Kitty – Emilie Ohana. Originally from France, Emilie is known for her roles in the international hit Paris, I Love You (2006) its sequal New York, I Love You  (2009).  She has previously collaborated with Andrej Iliev on Shanghai Story.

Boss – Li Yangpeng. After graduating from Shanghai Music Conservatory major in Performing Art, Li Yangpeng appeared in comedy theatre play High Spirits.


Actors/Actresses Needed

1. Gun Dealer


Age: 25-50

Provides Max with weapons. A businessman but a slob, he wears a bathrobe in the middle of the day.

2. Junkie


Age: 25-35

An informant who provides Max with information. Scrawny from drug dependence and living on the street. Streetwise.

3. Bodyguard 1


Age: 25-35

The intelligent half of the Boss’ bodyguard duo. Tall, stoic and very stocky/muscled.

4. Bodyguard 2


Age: 25-35

Less intelligent than his partner. Shorter and stocky/muscled.

5. Production Manager

Male/ Female

Age: 25-35

Overworked but enthusiastic production manager, responsible for overseeing chaos. Energetic, outgoing personality.


Please email a headshot, along with your resume and any showreel links to


The Six Wins Big in Bangkok

Arthur Jones has been in Bangkok, Thailand this week for Asian Side of the Doc, one of the premiere documentary marketplaces in the Asia-Pacific region. Arthur was invited to pitch The Six to financiers and commissioners, in the hope of securing the remaining production funds.

After 4 days of meetings and and networking, he was honoured with the Best Asian Pitch Award at the closing ceremony on Thursday (Nov 3rd) . As part of the prize, The Six will be included in pitch sessions at Sunny Side of the Doc, Asian Side’s parent festival, in France in June 2017. Sunny Side is among the world’s largest documentary marketplaces.

Arthur said, “We joined the pitch session just a few days before it took place, so it’s a fantastic surprise to take this award. We’re looking forward to attending Sunny Side of the Doc in June, and are very optimistic that we will soon have the funds in place to begin production.”

You can follow his progress at