Chee Keong Cheung:
-The Grind: The film is currently in post production. I’m an exec producer on the film. It’s a British gangster film and it explores the dark and sometimes explosive world of running an East End [London] nightclub.
-Dreams: It’s at the script stage and is a project that’s very close to me. It’s a more dramatic film, with no action, which I wrote and will be directing. The story revolves around a young boy who is diagnosed with a serious illness and how he, his family and those around him, try to come to terms with his condition. It’s a coming of age story.
-Sabina: It’s currently in turnaround and I’d been developing the film as a producer for several years; The film is based on the true story of Sabina Spielrein a Russian Jewish patient, who in 1904, at the age of 19, was referred to Carl Jung. During her treatment, she and Jung would embark upon a passionate and forbidden love affair. We had two-time Academy Award Winner Jack Cardiff on board and Martin Scorsese attached as an executive producer. There’s some amazing talent attached but as a dramatic and period film, it’s a challenging project to get off the ground within the current market place.
I’ve also just finished writing a vigilante style action film, which I hope to direct later in the year. I’m very excited about this and there are also a few other projects in the action genre that I’m currently developing with several producers in the UK and US. Hopefully 2009 will be an exciting year.