|Photo: JennyWu.info – Credit: Shane Kavanagh|
It’s been a few years since the production of director Chris Nahon’s latest, Lady Bloodfight, landed co-star, Aussie actress Jenny Wu on our radar. Hopefully we’ll learn more about the film in the coming months while attendees can expect to catch the Dragon Blade co-star in town for the inaugural events at the Gold Aries Award Macau International Film Festival.
A press release has been issued this week which you can view below. In the meantime, you’ll find plenty more info about the actress at her official website with sublinks to Facebook and Twitter.
Sydney – This year, the Chinese box office is predicted to surpass the US box office, officially becoming the largest film market in the world. China’s market grew an astonishing 48.7% last year, reaching a record AUD$9.5 billion. This phenomenon has grabbed the attention of filmmakers and entertainers worldwide. Australian actress Jenny Wu, fluent in both English and Mandarin, is catching that wave.
Jenny Wu, a graduate of the world-renowned National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) in Sydney, worked on the biggest Chinese-produced blockbuster in Dragon Blade (2015), starring Jackie Chan, John Cusack, and Adrien Brody. She also stars in Voltage Pictures’ (Hurtlocker, Dallas Buyers Club) upcoming feature film Lady Bloodfight. Filmed in Hong Kong, this female fueled action flick is one of 2016’s most anticipated martial arts movies, helmed by director Chris Nahon.
In 2013 we first saw Jenny Wu travel to China where she became a top ten finalist amongst 70,000 contestants in the “Transformer 4: Age of Extinction, Search for Chinese Actors” competition hosted by CCTV6 & M1905, China’s official Movie Channel, in conjunction with Paramount Pictures. Transformers 4 went on to gross a whopping AUD$448 million in China alone when it opened in 2014, becoming the highest grossing film that year. Now all eyes are on China.
This month Jenny Wu returns to Asia as a guest of the inaugural Gold Aries Award Macau International Film Festival from March 6 – 8, where Hollywood’s mega Director James Cameron is the honorary Chairman.
This festival is a platform bringing together Chinese and Western film industry professionals, in the hope of creating future international co-production projects, including forging Australian Chinese co-productions.
A selection of over 50 film titles will be screened at Studio City Macau.
Jenny Wu will join the ranks of some of the biggest Chinese and international celebrities attending the festival ceremony.
“It’s a very exciting time in the film industry because we are seeing dominant forces shifting, there are so many great platforms and opportunities offered across the world, something that was never viable for Chinese Australian actors a decade ago,” explains Jenny Wu.
With several other projects in the pipeline, we’ll be seeing a lot more of Jenny Wu.
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