The lush vineyards of the Barossa and iconic locations in North Terrace will soon be locations seen on the screens of millions of televisions in China as the big budget Chinese drama If Time Flows Back finishes filming it’s three episode venture into Australia this week.
Writer and director Zhang Jiandong wrote the three SA based episodes due to our sister status with Shandong Province, where he originates from!
If Time Flows Back is the latest chinese production to be secured by Adelaide-based 57 Films following the first Chinese drama series shot in Australia, Speed, and 57 Films’ own groundbreaking Chef Exchange. This pipeline of production is cementing SA as a key partner for the multi-billion dollar Chinese screen industry.
Based at Adelaide Studios the production has an estimated spend in the state of $1 million and has created 146 jobs for local cast and crew, including seven South Australian Heads of Department. This following the announcement that Adelaide-based VFX company Rising Sun Pictures has completed its first Chinese production for international release in fantasy adventure film Animal World, is showing the SA is becoming a very popular film and television location for production companies!