Taiwan-US feature Sun Moon wraps up filming in Nantou


Sun Moon has finished shooting in and around Taiwan’s Nantou region. The project is jointly produced by AFFIRM Films (a subsidiary of Sony Pictures) and the Taiwanese-Canadian Stone Soup Production Company. Steve Taylor and Luke Cameron were on producer duties in the USA and Taiwan respectively, and the film was directed by Sydney Tooley.



"Making Sun Moon has been an incredible journey,” says Sydney. “Trying to make an international film during a pandemic is one of the greatest challenges I’ve ever faced, but the people of Taiwan have been supportive and excited about our work and we absolutely love the collaboration between our American team and our Taiwanese team.”












Most of the project was shot in and around Nantou’s Yuchi township and the eponymous Sun Moon Lake. Stunning images of the area help bring the film to life, making Taiwan a character in its own right.


Sydney and Steve reached out to Luke in early 2021, and they began having conversations about how shooting the film might work with Covid-19 already in full force. Taiwan’s borders closed, and by mid-2021 it was clear that the team would have to wait until the pandemic was over in order to bring the crew into the country.









Despite the obstacles in place, Stone Soup liaised with the Ministry of Culture and the CDC (Taiwan Centre for Disease Control) while applying to get the American team into Taiwan. In early 2022, the team was granted permission to enter the country. They chose to complete their mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine in Taipei, and then underwent seven days of self-health management.


The film stars Mackenzie Mauzy (CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful), Justin Chien (Disney’s Disney Television Discovers: Talent Showcase) and Michael John-Quin Huang (HBO Asia’s Twisted Strings).


In Sun Moon, protagonist Kelsey moves to Taiwan to become an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher, seeking to overturn her inability “to launch into adulthood.”


The script is loosely based on the director’s own experiences while living in the country in 2019. “Sun Moon is my love letter to Taiwan and my thanks for everything it’s given me over the years,” emphasises Sydney.


The film’s planned release date is late 2022, after it completes a limited release and festival run.

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Stone Soup production company is an advertising and production company founded in 2013. The company has a talented group of motivated and resourceful employees who collaborate on various projects to create excellent ad campaigns. The company aims to produce meaningful, provocative, and inspiring work in the area of film, documentary, and commercial video productions. 


The enthusiastic team of skilled artists and storytellers first understands their client's requirements and consumer behavior. This helps them develop and deliver out-of-the-box creative solutions focused on finding innovative ways to increase the client's brand awareness. In addition to that, the creative team keeps the clients updated with the latest developments in the project.


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Furthermore, these parameters are vital for seekers looking to hire a reliable partner for their business ventures. From this evaluation method, the researchers also evaluated Stone Soup and concluded that it would soon be ranked among the top advertising agencies at GoodFirms.


Advertising services:

If you are looking to grow your business, advertising is a useful tool for doing so. Stone soup provides storytelling as a form of both art and communication. The team enthusiasts first understand the core of their client's products and services to develop exceptional ad campaigns that engage the audience. The team of experts works closely with clients to help them develop a brand name for their business that is not only catchy but fit for a reliable business. The campaigns can improve the reach of their business and can also be recognized as friendly. 


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The certified professionals at Stone Soup ensure that every advertising campaign has maximum impact through Google and other online search networks. This helps businesses rise in the market and achieve success with the help of a professional team. 


The company understands the need of their client's brand and provides them the exposure needed for the market to connect with their audience. In addition, the team takes pride in providing advertising solutions that make a difference and grow their clients' business. So for having a versatile team of creative artists who can help scale up businesses, Stone Soup production company is ranked as one of the top advertising companies in Taiwan at GoodFirms.


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