Established in 2006, formerly known as Beijing GooTime Culture Communication Co. Ltd, Beijing GooTime Media Co. Ltd currently provides the following services: investment and marketing of documentary films; investment and production of stage plays; post-production and music score of animated films; movie & tv copyright negotiations for literature works; publication and release of graphic novel magazines. GooTime Media currently operates primarily in investment, production, marketing, and release of movies. Meanwhile, GooTime collaborates with various international film corporations in a broad range of global projects.
From 2010 till now, GooTime Media cultivated and supported many outstanding young talents in theatrical plays. Thus far, GooTime Media has produced a dozen stage plays, including “About His, Yours, and Mine”, “A Tale Within A City”, “Housing Dream”, “Thunderstorm 2.0” ( awarded 10 Best Plays in China Mini Theatrical Plays 30 Years by The Beijing News, shortlisted for Taipei International Festival of Arts), “Chair 2.0” ( nominated for and awarded the Jury Prize in Japan Toga Asian Theater Directors’ Festival ), “Happiness and Sorrow of Jobs”.
GooTime has published graphic novel magazine “Jiuzhou Graphic Novels”, this magazine anthologizes works by many famous Chinese comic and novel authors, and owns a sizable quantity of intellectual properties in character setting, copyright of derivative contents, movies, and tv shows.
* Films invested and produced by GooTime Media up till now:
“a Cherry on a Pomegranate Tree” produced in 2008
Adapted from the namesake novel by famous author Li Er. ( Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, presented the German version of this novel as a Christmas gift to Premier of China Wen JiaBao in 2008 ). The plot involves the Planned Birth policy and grassroots election in rural areas. After the filming wrapped up in 2008, “License for Public Projection of Movie” was only issued in early 2012 due to the sensitive topics involved. The film was shortlisted for Main Competition in the 34th Moscow International Film Festival in June 2012. China Film Association awarded this film with Excellent Feature Film for Excellent Rural Films in 2013. The film was finally released in mainland China in April 2013.
“A Sword Identity” produced in 2011
This is the big-screen debut of Director Xu Haofeng, also marks his first endeavor in innovative martial arts films. This film was nominated in over 20 international and domestic film festivals including the 68th Venice Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, Taipei Golden Horse Award, Japan Osaka Film Festival, China Student Film Festival, YGIFF. This film was awarded several important film awards, and released in February 2012.
“The Black Square” produced in 2012
Funded and produced by GooTime media, directed by Japanese director Hiroshi Okuhara, this film represents the collaboration between Chinese and Japanese cast members and production team. It was shortlisted for Main Competition in the 25th Tokyo Film Festival in October 2012, and, subsequently, released in summer 2014.
“Kill Time” produced in 2014
Adapted from the namesake novel by famous thriller fiction author Cai Jun. The film was directed by the esteemed Hong Kong director Fruit Chan. With Angelababy and Ruan Jingtian in lead roles, the cast also includes several skillful actors and actresses like Hao Lei, Huang Jue. The film saw its public release in February 2016.
“Accidental Gangster” produced in 2018
A comedy directed by acclaimed movie and tv screenwriter Duan Lianmin. Starring comedy actor Guo Jinjie, Liu Hua, its cast also include several prominent actors including Waise Lee, Yang Haoyu. This film has entered the intense post-production phase with expected public release on the first day of Chinese New Year in 2019.
* Confirmed Filming and Production by GooTime Media:
“Fever” due to start in Changsha by the end of June 2018
The big-screen debut directed and performed by renowned Chinese actor Zu Feng with Huang Lu as lead actress. Huang Lu has been nominated for and won awards in three leading European film festivals. This film deeply reveals through a story of policeman Bin investigating and finally solving a murder that everyone has some closely-held secrets and the gloomy side of humanity, also the passion and rights of a fresh start of every survivor after cataclysms.
“Mirage - Reboot” due to start by Early 2019
The second film directed by famous Hong Kong screenwriter Ho Leung Lau. This is a Sci-Fi film about VR world and parallel universe, Matrix mixed Ready Player One. Currently, this script is in final revision phase. We are planning to invite several adept actors to join the cast.
* Planned Film Shootings and Productions by GooTime Media:
“Only Meet You When I Am Good Enough”
This film is adapted from the popular namesake novel, which was published by Hunan Literary and Art Press with sales volume over thousands. The author of the original novel, Zhu Mu (Lydia) has published a series of popular romantic novels with droves of fans. This film depicts the inspiring journey of a typical young girl, Shu Zhiwei, starting from a newbie in workplace blazing trails all the way to the top. Through the chequered romantic experiences and career path of the protagonist, the film reflects the uplifting spirit that dreams can only be realized through perseverant efforts . A complete script has been fully prepared. We have obtained the filming permit.
“The Tribulation of a Chinese Man in China”
Adapted from the novel of the same title by famous French Sci-Fi author Jules Verne. This an adventurous comedic saga about a wealthy "Iron Man"-style young master in 20th century Shanghai, which is chronicled in a retro sci-fi flair. The complete script has been prepared, and we plan on inviting famous Chinese American director now that we have obtained the filming permit.
“Kung-Pao Chicken on the Battlefields”
Adapted from real experiences of real people and reportage “Iraq Wu Qian at the foot of death”. This is a story of two young men from Shenzhen who went to post-war Iraq to start a business while searching for meaning of life. The script is being revised at the moment, while we are negotiating partnership with reknowned director. This project has received the filming permit already.
This film is based on the namesake novel by Mr. Guo Wenbin, president of the Ning Xia Writers' Association. With famous female director Wu Ming, a Beijing Film Academy graduate, at the helm, the film "Lunar Calendar" elucidates profound meaning of "Traditional Chinese Lunar Calendar" employing fantastic visual-auditory language, promoting the charismatic traditional Chinese culture. This project has received the filming permit already.
“Fly to Sagittarius”
Adapted from the namesake novel by the late famous Sci-Fi author Zhen Wenguang. Since its release in 1978, this novel has been reprinted dozens of times into millions of copies. It is part of the Chinese Children Literature Classics. The script is being prepared.