Toronto’s The Film Farm is among the prodcos attached to Brian De Palma’s upcoming project LIGHTS OUT, a China/U.S./Canada copro to be shot in Toronto in 2016.


An internationally acclaimed director, De Palma (SCARFACE, THE UNTOUCHABLES, REDACTED, MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE; CARRIE) was awarded the prestigious Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker award at the 2015 Venice Film Festival; DE PALMA, a documentary about Mr. De Palma’s four decade career in movies, played to full houses with standing ovations and rave reviews.

Huace Media Group, one of China’s top publicly traded Film/TV financing and production companies, is working with Easternlight to package the film that is currently in pre-production and is undergoing an impressive casting process.

LIGHTS OUT tells the story of a blind Chinese girl unknowingly caught in a plot to expose a top-secret assassination program. Destined to become a feminist icon for the ages, LIN SHEN raises unsettling questions about government secrecy and what can and can’t be seen – while keeping audiences on the edge of their seats.

Casting is currently underway for top roles, including with an A-list Chinese actress to star as the female action hero lead.

LIGHTS OUT will be produced by Huace Media Group, Gary Hamilton, Ying Ye, Mike Gabrawy, Elliot Tong with Toronto-based Jennifer Weiss and Simone Urdl of The Film Farm.