"ULAANBAATAR" feature film
(Filmed in August 2017, Post-Production stage.)
Ulaanbaatar has three major strengths; our amazing musical cast,
the Indi music scene and Ulaanbaatar city itself. Any number of
superlatives describe Mongolia’s capital; the most remote, the
fastest growing, the coldest, the hippest. The contrasts between
rich and poor, old and new, young and old create a city, which
surprises anyone who experiences it.
Mongolian film has had notable successes in recent years from The
Story of the Weeping Camel (2003), Mongol (2007) and The Eagle
Huntress (2016). However, all of these films feature the Mongolian
countryside. We feel the time is absolutely right to show film
audiences Mongolian city life.
We have been involved in the Mongolian Indi-Rock
scene since 2003; having made several much loved Music Videos
for the legendary band Night Train. In 2017 that scene is as vibrant
as ever, as Ulaanbaatar’s young, baby-boom population use music
as a way to find their Mongolian identify in a digitally connected
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"SHOOTING STAR" 90 minutes feature film. (Developing stage: Seeking Producer and Co-production)
An idealistic young man struggles to free his adopted family from Mongolia’s harsh, illegal, gold mines. He must help fulfil his elderly guardian’s dream of returning to a lost pastoral life, whilst also testing his own honour in the rush for gold.
Hope, greed or misfortune leads countless thousands of Mongolians into a pursuit for gold. For many this Mongolian Gold Rush is both illegal and unnatural. It is the wild east. Tragic personal losses place Odkhuu and Batsuur together with no other choice but to strive for gold – gold that can lead them back to their previous lives herding on the steppe.
Both Odkhuu’s parents have passed away and he is sent to live with elderly family friends, Batsuur and Miiga-Eej. They have lost their son in a previous mine collapse. As members of a tough, illegal mining camp they dig their own small mineshaft, day by day, meter by meter, rock by rock. Batsuur is always certain that a seam of gold is just beyond them. When they find gold, it will feel like catching a star.
When Batsuur is taken ill after a crude chemical accident, the duty falls to Odkhuu to mine on his own, an almost impossible task. But he doesn’t falter, working harder than any of the other miners. Luck however, is not on his side. Their mine location doesn’t yield any gold whilst those around him find success. Slowly his good nature is worn down and he grows resentful and frustrated.
The family is also running out of money. But worse than that, Batsuur becomes obsessed with Odkhuu’s progress and the hope of gold. Odkhuu spends an evening in the camp’s guesthouse, where the men of the mine spend their profit. His frustration is increased, as a graceful young woman he hopes to befriend, is made to spend the night with one of the other more successful miners. All of these burdens take their toll on Odkhuu and on his way home he decides to rob one of the other mines.
The robbery pays off and Odkhuu is able to buy plenty of supplies for the family. The seemingly good fortune also has a curing effect on Batsuur who is eager to get back to his mine, especially now that he believes it to be producing gold. As he says, “Gold heals everything.”
They dig together once again, Batsuur still not completely recovered. It soon dawns on Batsuur that their own mine cannot be the source of Odkhuu’s gold. These stresses bring on a deep coughing fit and after Odkhuu pulls him clear of the mine, Batsuur confronts Odkhuu. Full of shame Odkhuu jumps back down the mine in the hope of digging his way out of the problem.
In a final twist of fate, Odkhuu strikes gold, only to bring it to the surface just as Batsuur is being attacked my men who have discovered Odkhuu stole from their mine. Odkhuu tries to defend Batsuur but is hit over the head, causing him to fall to his death down the mineshaft.
It is Batsuur who is left to realize that the true wealth he possessed was his chance for a second son. No amount of gold would ever have been equal to such a treasure. Like a shooting star Odkhuu is gone forever.
"RED FOREST" 2004. Low-budget feature film, Shot over winter/summer weekends in countryside locations. Postproduction & marketing also done in personal spare time. Released into Mongolian cinemas and running for 3 weeks.
The Red Forest. 18000 monks were killed during the "Great Repression" which took place from 1937-1939 over 700 monasteries were destroyed. In Present time young journalists tried to reveal the secret monastery which had not destroyed during the great repression. but they don't know where they are heeding for. the monastery is far and somewhere in hidden place at mountain. On the way they will have trouble because of the haunted forest. although in the haunted forest there will be contradiction with one another which is who they really are and that is the most terrifying situation in the haunted endless deep forest.