Arclight Films Takes Crimson Forest Entertainment's Mystery Thriller 'Pali Road' To World Market Premiere In Cannes

May 15, 2015, 12:14 ET from Crimson Forest Entertainment

LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Crimson Forest Entertainment (OTCBB: CRIM), a global independent motion picture studio, today announced that Arclight Films will serve as the international sales agent for the company's mystery thriller, "Pali Road."

"Pali Road" stars Jackson Rathbone from the highly successful, "The Twilight Saga," Sung Kang from the hit box office franchise, "Fast & Furious," Henry Ian Cusick, best known for his roles in "Lost," "The Mentalist," and "The 100," and Michelle Chen, who received the Asia Rising Star Award for her role in the movie, "You are the Apple of My Eye," one of the highest grossing Taiwanese films in the history of Chinese cinema.

Set in Hawaii, "Pali Road" tells the story of a young doctor who wakes up from a car accident and discovers she is married to another man and living a life she can't remember. Based on an original screenplay written by Doc Pedrolie and Victoria Arch, the film blurs the lines between reality and fantasy. Her search for the truth to her past life will lead her to question everyone around her and her entire existence.

"We are excited to work with Arclight Films to introduce 'Pali Road' to audiences on a worldwide scale," said Director Jonathan Lim, who also serves as chief executive officer of Crimson Forest Entertainment. "The talented diverse cast, pace-quickening plotline and immersive cinematography are well poised to capture the imagination of viewers far and wide."

"We're thrilled to be working with Crimson Entertainment on a film that combines and captures the excitement of a mystery thriller with a unique cultural twist," said Clay Epstein, SVP Sales and Acquisitions for Arclight Films. "'Pali Road' has all of the elements for success across the global marketplace, and we are very happy to be aboard."

Pali Road is produced by Kenneth Burke. Producers include Daxing Zhang, Jon Chiew of Huace Media and Xubing of BKW Entertainment. Executive Producers are Grace Zhang and Geng Ling of Dadi Digital Cinema & China Film Assist, Ricardo S. Galindez and Roy J. Tjioe of Island Film Group, based in Honolulu, Hawaii, Anthony Lim and Danny Chan. This is the first project in a slate of three films that Crimson is co-producing with Dadi Digital Film, China Film Assist, and Cuixing Media Group who will distribute the film in China.

About Crimson Forest Entertainment
Crimson Forest Entertainment is a publicly traded, global independent motion picture studio that finances, produces and acquires theatrical quality feature films and television series with budgets up to $25 million for worldwide distribution. Based in Los Angeles, the company plays an integral role in all aspects of the production process and looks to make strategic investments across a project's life cycle. Management's experience in the China entertainment industry has allowed the company to successfully conceptualize, produce and distribute various film and television projects into the local Chinese market and to position itself as a valuable partner in the ever-growing Chinese theatrical marketplace. For more information, visit the Crimson Forest Entertainment website at

About Island Film Group
Island Film Group is a Hawai'i-based entertainment production and financing company. Through its related companies, Island Film Group works with local, national and international filmmakers to develop and produce film and television projects in and about Hawai'i for domestic and international distribution. To learn more, visit

About Arclight Films
Arclight Films is one of the world's leading international sales companies for theatrical, television and home video. Arclight Films has sold over 300 motion pictures including the Best Picture Oscar® winner CRASH, and Golden Globe® Best Picture Nominee BOBBY.

Arclight Films additionally encompasses subsidiary labels Darclight Films, the edgy genre-driven division of the company whose films include the worldwide horror hit WOLF CREEK, action thriller BAIT 3D and a current slate that includes WOLF CREEK 2, and Easternlight, a specialty arm showcasing Asian cinema with the largest film library of any non Asian-based indie film label. Films sold under the Easternlight banner include the worldwide blockbuster FORBIDDEN KINGDOM starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li, 14 BLADES starring Donnie Yen, legendary auteur Chen Kaige's SACRIFICE.

The latest additions to Easternlight include SNOW GIRL AND THE DARK CRYSTAL starring Li Bingbing, OUTCAST starring Nicholas Cage, SPECIAL ID starring Donnie Yen, BADGES OF FURY starring Jet Li and Cannes Film Festival "Directors Fortnight" official selection and Toronto International Film Festival Gala Selection DANGEROUS LIAISONS starring Zhang Ziyi, Cecilia Cheung and Jang Dong Gun.

Some of the latest additions to the Arclight Films' slate include PREDESTINATION starring Ethan Hawke now in release through Sony Pictures, LAST KNIGHTS starring Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman, RECLAIM starring John Cusack, now in release through Lions Gate, and Australian Blockbuster PAPER PLANES starring Sam Worthington.

Arclight Films maintains a presence at all major motion picture and television festivals and markets with offices in Los Angeles, Sydney, Hong Kong, Beijing and Toronto. For more information on Arclight Films please visit

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