Amazon Prime Video is set to produce its first-ever Australian feature starring TikTok megastar Shuang Hu and American comedian Nathan Ramos-Park
Streaming giant Amazon Prime Video is making its Australian feature debut, Five Blind Dates, about a tea shop owner looking for love.
It will star American comedian Nathan Ramos-Park and Chinese-born Australian actor and TikTok star Shuang Hu, who also co-wrote the film.
Directed by local talent Shawn Seet (Storm Boy), Hu’s character is told by a fortune teller that she will meet the love of her life on one of the next five blind dates she will have.
New project: Amazon Prime Video set to produce its first-ever Australian feature starring TikTok megastar Shuang Hu and American comedian Nathan Ramos-Park
Australian variety reports that audiences can expect to see “an exploration of Chinese culture and family dynamics” in the film, which will be made in Sydney and Townsville, Queensland.
Hu, who is also a model, shot to fame on Comedy Central’s Ronny Chieng International Student and appeared on the SBS series Family Law.
Meanwhile, playwright and screenwriter Park earned accolades as a songwriter and creative producer at Disney’s Club Mickey Mouse, where he scored a hit with his song “When December Comes.”
Produced by Sydney-based company Goalpost Pictures, which recently found success with the romantic comedy Top End Wedding, Five Blind Dates follows 15 Australian projects already commissioned by Amazon Prime Video.
Playwright and screenwriter Park has won accolades as a songwriter and creative producer at Disney’s Club Mickey Mouse, where he scored a hit with his song “When December Comes.”
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Director Shawn Seet (pictured) will film Five Blind Dates in Sydney and Townsville
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