Chinese film crew shoots romantic comedy in Israel

A Chinese production company was in Israel to shoot a romantic comedy called “Old Cinderella” using a backdrop of some of the country’s holiest sites and most exotic locations.

Chinese movie star, Zhang Jingchu, filming a campaign for De Beers diamond company at the Dead Sea. Photo by Natalie Ben Dara.

Chinese movie star, Zhang Jingchu, filming a campaign for De Beers diamond company at the Dead Sea. Photo by Natalie Ben Dara.

Hollywood star Zhang Jingchu was in Jerusalem recently, being filmed in the lead role of a Chinese romantic comedy, “Old Cinderella.”

Millions of Chinese movie-goers decide on vacation destinations based on the places they’ve seen on the silver screen, so the Israel Ministry of Tourism made all the necessary arrangements for the visiting Chinese filmmakers. Jingchu says she wouldn’t be surprised if “amazing” Israel is put on the itinerary of many viewers.

As a result of her visit to Israel, Jingchu decided to relocate the filming of an advertising campaign for the De Beers diamond company from Paris to the Dead Sea.

“I fell in love with Israel and decided that we have to shoot the campaign here. I simply asked the camera crew at very short notice to relocate the filming from Paris to the Dead Sea,” explains Jingchu.

Film by Elahn Zetlin

Music by Hicham Chahidi – http://www.musicscreen.be

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