Living Films is an international film production company based in Thailand. They have produced feature films, documentaries, commercials, and television series including The Hangover Part II, Shanghai (2010 film), and Changeland. Its most recent projects include the Netflix / BBC TV series The Serpent (TV series), the Netflix film Fistful of Vengeance, Ron Howard’s film Thirteen Lives, and episodes of Disney’s series Ms. Marvel (TV series).
|Founded||July 7, 1996|
|Chris Lowenstein (Executive director)|
Living Films was founded by Chris Lowenstein in 1996. Lowenstein studied film at Beloit College in Wisconsin and began his career as a production assistant for Gus Van Sant working on the film My Own Private Idaho. He also worked as a production assistant for the Thailand filming of Heaven & Earth in 1993. After similar work with the films Operation Dumbo Drop and The Quest, Lowenstein opened his own production company in Chiang Mai. Living Films produces feature films, commercials, still-photo shoots and television projects.
In 2006, during the filming of Bangkok Dangerous starring Nicolas Cage, the ruling government of Thailand was overthrown. In 2013, A fire broke out on the set of No Escape (then called The Coup) starring Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan, and Lake Bell. There were no injuries to cast and production had wrapped for the day. The fire was thought to have been caused by faulty power supply.
|1997||With Hope and Help||Documentary|
|2002||City of Ghosts|
|2003||The Medallion||Co-production with Emperor Group|
|Sacred Planet||Co-production with Walt Disney Pictures; IMAX documentary feature|
|2005||Vampires: The Turning|
|Bangkok Dangerous||Co-production with Saturn Films and Blue Star Entertainment|
|2009||No Love in the City|
|The Marine 2||Co-production with WWE Studios and 20th Century Fox|
|How About Love|
|Shanghai||Co-production with Phoenix Pictures|
|Killing the Chickens, to Scare the Monkeys||Short film|
|The Hangover Part II||Co-production with Legendary Entertainment|
|2013||Kill Buljo 2|
|2014||Famous Five 3|
|2015||Twilight over Burma|
|The Man with the Iron Fists 2||Co-production with Arcade Pictures|
|No Escape||Co-production with Bold Films|
|2016||In the Blood|
|Hard Target 2|
|Gold||Co-production with Boies/Schiller Films|
|The 5th Wave||Co-production with Columbia Pictures, GK Films, and LStar Capital|
|2017||Women, Drugs and Kathmandu||Documentary|
|2019||Changeland||Co-production with Stoopid Buddy Stoodios|
|2020||Tremors: Shrieker Island||Co-production with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment|
|2021||Infinite (film)||Production with Paramount Pictures|
|2022||Thirteen Lives||Production with Imagine Entertainment|
|2022||Fistful of Vengeance|
|2022||The Gray Man (2022 film)|
|2022||The Greatest Beer Run Ever|
|2005||Mysterious Island||Hallmark Channel TV movie|
|2006||Blackbeard||Hallmark Channel TV movie|
|2010||20 to One|
|2013||The Hunters||Hallmark Channel TV movie|
|2021||The Serpent (TV series)|
|2022||Ms. Marvel (TV series)|
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