Patrice Poujol (also known as 心天虎 in China) is
the owner of Box Productions and Box Promotions, a
digital media group based respectively in Hong Kong
and Ireland which promotes film content to and from
Asia as well as co-productions. Patrice Poujol is
the Chairman for Europe of the Hong Kong
International Producers Film Forum.
He was the initiator and Project Director on ‘The
1st Irish Film Celebration in China’ with the
Shanghai IFF and Beijing IMF in June-July 2010. The
project was endorsed by key Irish Production
companies such as Element Pictures, Samson Films and
Newgrange Pictures. The event was supported by Reel
Ireland /IFI, the Irish Film Board and funded by
Culture Ireland and Glen Dimplex.
Patrice also contributed as an advisor of the 1st
Chinese film festival in Ireland organized by the
Chinese Embassy in Dublin, the Dublin City Council
and the Irish Film Board. In March 2011, he
consulted in Hong Kong, in the area of media, for
Institutional and Consular bodies such as the
Mexican Consulate and Mexcham.
Patrice has written, directed and produced three
short documentaries and four short drama pieces
between 2003 and 2010, some of which were screened
in Europe and Asia and received awards. His latest
release TASTE is a surprising mixture of film noir
and music hall.
As a PhD researcher in film, Patrice Poujol’s
areas of interest include film and new media
distribution. He is currently working on the
publication of his book : 'Film Finance and
Distribution in the Digital Era : A Chinese
Patrice believes that China and other Asian
countries are increasingly open to joint
productions: China wants to go out to the world
and likewise the world is increasingly
interested in stories coming from China.
Sino-US joint film productions like 'The Karate
Kid', 'Shanghai' or 'The Flowers of War' are
recent examples of how Chinese and international
talent and know-how are combining on screen.
In July 2010, China signed a co-production
treaty with New Zealand and several countries
are about to do the same. Canada has been
harnessing the joint-benefits of the treaty in
both TV and Cinema co-productions. The global
interest in China has also been displayed at the
first edition of the Beijing International Film
Festival in April this year with the attendance
of a number of Hollywood representatives
including Executives from the MPAA.
Patrice is currently involved in the
development and financing of three Eur-Asian
co-productions and a joint festival initiative
with Paso Robles and Las Vegas Digital Film