Arclight Films has picked up international sales rights on on the mystery thriller Pali Road, featuring Taiwanese actress Michelle Chen and Jackson Rathbone from The Twilight Saga.
The movie is the first project in a slate of three films that Crimson Forest Entertainment is co-producing with Dadi Digital Film, China Film Assist, and Cuixing Media Group, who will distribute the film in China.
“We are excited to work with Arclight Films to introduce ‘Pali Road’ to audiences on a worldwide scale,” said director Jonathan Lim, who is also CEO 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,” said Lim.
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.
The movie “Pali Road” wrapped up a month of filming on Oahu Friday. Cast and crew shot their final scenes at The Royal Hawaiian in Waikiki.
“Pali Road” is a mystery-thriller set in Hawaii that tells the story of a female doctor who wakes up after a car accident and realizes that her life is completely different than she once knew.
The movie stars Jackson Rathbone of “The Twilight Saga,” Sung Kang of the “Fast and Furious” franchise and Henry Ian Cusick of “Lost.” The Peruvian-born actor now lives in Hawaii.
Jackson Rathbone (Twilight), Sung Kang (Fast & Furious) and Michelle ChenTrends COSMO Beauty Awards 2014 In Shanghai have been cast in Pali Road, a mystery-thriller from Crimson Forest Entertainment that’s now filming in Honolulu. The film tells the story of a young woman who suffers a terrible car accident the night her boyfriend proposes to her. It’s 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.
Rathbone played Jasper Hale in all the Twilight Saga films, and co-starred as Sokka in The Last Airbender. He’s repped by Paradigm, LINK Entertainment, and attorney Peter Nelson. Kang, who starred in the Fast & Furious franchise, is with Management 360, WME, and attorney Rick Genow. Chen is best known for her starring role in You Are The Apple Of My Eye, for which she received the Asia Rising Star Award.
“We are delighted to work with such a talented cast on this project,” said director Jonathan Lim, who also serves as chief executive officer of Crimson Forest Entertainment. “Pali Road captures the thrust of our distribution goals, as we look to bring high-quality entertainment to audiences in China and worldwide.”
Twilight actor Jackson Rathbone also caught up with Celebrity Baby Scoop while learning about the Go Campaign, which improves the lives of orphans and vulnerable children worldwide. He shared what it is like being a dad to his two-year-old son, Monroe Jackson Rathbone VI, with wife Sheila.
“I have a two-year-old boy,” he said. “Being a father is the greatest thing…it’s like being a part of a club that you always knew existed, but you never really knew what the membership was about. It’s the most rewarding and most wonderful thing I’ve ever done–the best piece of art I’ve ever made.”
He also shared one of his funniest fatherhood experiences.
“So they make baby-changing tables where the baby is in front of you, sideways. Just make sure that when you change your infant at first, you don’t point the butt at you. [laughs] You see, it seems like that is the easier access point, as you want to make sure the baby is clean, but that’s also the access point where it could fire and projectile towards your body. It has happened to me at 4 a.m. in the morning…I am just in my boxers and it’s 4 a.m. in the morning and it got on the wall, on me, on the carpet, and on him. I just took a moment and was like, what do I even clean first?! Where do I start at this point? [laughs] So I called to my wife and said, ‘Sheila, please, you have to help me!’ She came in and just started laughing.”
And what is his greatest tip for new dads?
“They say ‘happy wife, happy life,” Jackson said. “I am just going to go with that. Honestly, if you are about to be a new father, it’s a lot easier. It comes so naturally. That’s one thing they don’t tell you–you can read every single book there is, but none of the books tell you how seamless the transition to being a father is. You see your kid and the whole world changes for the better.”
Photos of Jackson at the GBK Productions Luxury Lounge and WONKA Randoms Emmy Gift Suite have been added to the gallery. Enjoy!
Nominated by Charlie Bewley, Jackson has done the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Check out the video below.
And head on over to the ALS website for more information and where to donate.
The Spencer Bell Tribute Album Vol. II is now available for purchase! Jackson covered Spencer’s Nicotine Dreams.
Now in its ninth year, the Big Island Film Festival at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii has announced its 48 official selections to be screened May 22 to 26. The “talk story” film festival is a celebration of narrative films and filmmaking, with free family films at The Shops at Mauna Lani, daytime movies and nightly double features for grown-ups with no-host bar and pupu, plus “meet-the-stars” celebrity social events and more at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii.
The grand opening at 7:30 p.m. May 22 at The Shops at Mauna Lani will include a free sampler of short films, and a chance to welcome filmmakers to the island. Celebrity guests Portia Doubleday, who appeared in “Her,” “Carrie” and “Youth in Revolt,” and Jackson Rathbone, who plays Jasper in the “Twilight” series, will appear in person, to give fans a chance to show their aloha.
More details via the Big Island Festival site.
Sunday, May 25th 5 to 7 p.m. at Lehua Theatre
Salute & Reception for Actor Jackson Rathbone
Best known for his role as “Jasper Hale” in the hugely successful TWILIGHT franchise, Jackson Rathbone has been an international presence in film since 2007. Originally hailing from Texas, Jackson quickly found roles in both movies and television, garnering critical recognition for his turn as a serial killer in CRIMINAL MINDS, as well as lead roles in major international box office hits such as TWILIGHT and THE LAST AIRBENDER. He can most recently be seen in the upcoming super-natural independent suspense thriller THE DEAD MEN.
Award presentation with honoree interview and audience
Q & A. then more incredible food & beverages.
Reservations by May 24 – $35 per person
One new still of Jackson as Snippy in Senior Skip Day has been added to the gallery. Enjoy!
– Senior Skip Day (2008) > Production Stills
Screencaptures from the second season of Aim High have finally been added to the gallery!
And don’t forget, you can catch all of season 1 and season 2 on Crackle!