“Suka”, a feature-length Asian-Australian production, has started shooting in Sydney.
The film will be 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.
The cast is led by Jenny Wu (“Australia Day”) and Paul He (“Shang Chi”), together with Grace Huang (“The Man with the Iron Fists”), Ethan Browne (“Home and Away”) and Tsu Shan Chambers (“Unsound”).
“Suka” is directed by Heidi Lee Douglas (“Devil Woman”), with co-writers Lily Cheng (“Huli Jing”) and Chambers, who also acts as producer.
The all-female creative team includes the only accredited female stunt co-ordinator in New South Wales, Jackie Murray.
US distribution and sales will be handled by Synergetic, and the film will feature on it Darkroom Streaming platform. Creamsource is acting as executive producers (Mark Naidoo), together with US producer Franco Sama (“Guns, Girls and Gambling”). The team is also supported by Mind the Gap Film Finance.
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.