The latest image for upcoming independent miniseries/feature, Suka, is circulating featuring actress Jenny Wu (Australia Day) as cameras began rolling as recently as last week. The cast also includes Paul He (Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), Grace Huang (The Man with the Iron Fists), Ethan Browne (Home and Away) and Tsu Shan Chambers (Unsound).
According to Variety Australia’s Vivienne Kelly last Wednesday, Suka is “set in Western Sydney, telling the fictional story of the Yang clan’s thirst for power, which continues to threaten the lives of many. The story has generational feuds, murder, alliances, forbidden love, family demands and the ever-present threat of all-out gang warfare.”
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Actor, co-writer and producer Chambers said “Suka” is an Asian-Australian ‘Night in Paraside’ meets ‘My Name’ and ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’.
“Bold, racy and action-packed, ‘Suka’ is a multi-cultural Romeo and Juliet revenge tragedy about choices and consequences – it’s one-of-a-kind to be led by an all-female creative team, developed and shot right here in Australia,” Chambers added.
The film is being headed by an all-female creative team comprised in part of Heidi Lee Douglas who is directing, with Lily Wu co-writing with Chambers, and with action sequences by NSW-based stunt coordinator Jackie Murray. Franco Sama is also producing with Creamsource’s Mark Naidoo exec producing.
Suka is being financed by Mind the Gap Film Finance, as well as the Producer Offset.
There’s no Australian distributor just yet according to reports, but the film is also billed as a 12×6-episode miniseries, which will also include an online interactive component allowing viewers to make one of two choices for characters at the end of each episode. Sales agent Synergetic Distribution is handling the film’s release through their Darkroom Streaming Platform.