PTV’s epic series “Seqalu: Formosa 1867” was aired for the first time last Saturday (14). One of its main filming locations was the Annei Sugar Factory. The neighborhoods, gates, and markets of Taiwan’s Fucheng during the Ming and Qing Dynasties were reproduced in the shooting scene and the street appearance of Minnan-style buildings. Tainan Mayor Huang Weizhe also went to the onshore sugar factory film and television base to shoot a promotional video on Sunday (15), hoping to increase the popularity of the filming location and drive the tourist boom in the Yanshui town.
The Annei Sugar Factory in Tainan’s Yanshui District is Taiwan’s first film and television base developed by the cooperation of the central and local governments. The setting is a historical era. The Tainan City Government has sought funding of 120 million yuan from the Ministry of Culture since 107, and the Tainan City Government has raised 120 million yuan. In the first phase, a total of 240 million yuan will be invested to develop the Annei Sugar Factory that has been idle for many years into a professional film and television base. This plan is to promote the development of Taiwan’s film and television industry and the development of the tourism industry in Xibei. The epic PTV series “Seqalu: Formosa 1867” was filmed in the first era scene “Han Street in the Qing Dynasty” in the base. This is also the first historical drama of the Tainan Film and Television Base. This drama was personally supervised by the Golden Bell Award-winning art instructor Xu Yingguang. It is also the first historical era scene dedicated to Taiwan’s film and television industry.
“Seqalu: Formosa 1867” was the first historical drama filmed at the base, and the central government and the city government jointly subsidized 40 million yuan for filming. This year (110) the Ministry of Culture will also subsidize another 63 million yuan, and the Tainan City Government will also raise 27 million yuan by itself. A total of 90 million yuan will be invested to expand the equipment of the Annei Sugar Factory. The Tainan City Government expects to secure an additional 1.11 billion yuan in the next four years (77 billion yuan in central government subsidies and 333 million yuan raised by the city government) to build a high-quality film and television base in southern Taiwan and promote the innovative development and diversified output of domestic film and television works. In the future, it can provide film and television workers with a more diverse and good working environment.
There are four main scenes of “Seqalu: Formosa 1867” filmed in Tainan. In addition to the Taiwanese city built at the Annei Sugar Factory, there are also the former German businessman Dongxing Foreign Company, Tainan Theological Seminary, and the badlands of Erxi in Ouchi. The Cultural Affairs Bureau stated that the filming team of “Seqalu: Formosa 1867” was a good partner in the early days of the Tainan Film and Television Base. Complete the first era scene with all difficulties overcome.
Isn’t the shooting scene of “Seqalu: Formosa 1867” quite charming and fascinating? But in fact, the entire street scene was completely created from scratch, and even the ground was paved after site preparation. Annei Sugar Factory includes Fucheng streetscape, medicinal material shops, cloth houses, tea shops, restaurants, and customs medical hall. Each of these buildings and plaques and flags by Xu Yingguang, the art director of Seqalu: Formosa 1867, seems to allow us to travel through time and space.
In order to let more people know the beauty of these re-engraved buildings, the shooting scene will be opened in early September, and the “Seqalu: Formosa 1867” city scene and a small tour of the ancient Yanshui town will be launched. And for the first time, the filming scene of “Seqalu: Formosa 1867” will be opened for tourists to visit the streets of Fucheng in the Qing Dynasty. The local people in the Yanshui will lead the way through the historical alleys, century-old buildings, and local delicacies and delicacies of Yuejin Port and let everyone have a glimpse of the city of 154 years ago, so stay tuned!
The film and television base occupies an area of about 10 hectares. The project’s first phase has completed the first era scene, “Han Street in the Qing Dynasty,” which reproduces the streets of Taiwanese towns in the Ming and Qing Dynasties and Southern Fujian-style buildings. It also renovated the old office space of the sugar factory to provide the crew flexibility as an office, dressing room, clothing room, actor’s lounge, etc. The second-period scene “Sakae Town” during the Japanese Occupation Period and the “Repair of the Old Sugar Factory Warehouse and Office Building” will also be completed by the end of this year.
The scene “Street of Han People in Qing Dynasty” was filmed on “Scaro” by PTV, and after that, the crew of FTV used this scene to film “Jiaqing Jun’s Tour in Taiwan.” After the epidemic eases, Sanli TV Station “A Traditional Story of Taiwan” will also be stationed for filming. Therefore, it is believed that the Tainan Film and Television Base will surely become a strong backing for Taiwan’s historical dramas in the future and assist the film and television industry in producing more high-quality Taiwan historical stories.
“Seqalu: Formosa 1867” plot outline: In 1867, the aboriginal ethnic groups such as Scaro and Pingpu, who were native to Formosa, and the Fujian-Ke ethnic groups who had crossed the ocean to survive on this island, gathered in the Hengchun area. And because of the “Luo Mei incident,” a series of conflicts and turmoil was triggered, so foreigners and the Qing army all came here to investigate and punish the perpetrators. Different ethnic groups are struggling to find a corner of their lives.
🌊”Seqalu: Formosa 1867″ broadcast time 🌊
🎬Public TV, every Saturday at 9 p.m.
🎬Public TV+, LINE TV, every Saturday at 10 p.m.
🎬 08/15 Starting, Netflix (Taiwan), myVideo, every Sunday evening at 6 o’clock, two episodes at a time
🎬 From 08/22, Chunghwa Telecom MOD, Hami video, every Sunday evening at 6 o’clock, two episodes at a time
🎬 From 08/30, Taiwan+ overseas regions, six episodes will be on the shelves at a time; from 9/4, it will be broadcast simultaneously with PTV every Saturday
Scriptwriter｜Huang ShimingOriginal Work｜Chen Yaochang
Actors｜Chamark·Falawule, Lei Bin·Jin Luer, Kang Ren Wu, Wen Chen-Ling, Fabio Grangeon-Fabio, Huang Jianwei, Lei Hong, Xia Jingting, Zhou Houan Andrew Chau, Huang Yuan Huang, Yuan, Cheng Yiya, Zhang Weifan-Abang, Yu Zhuru, Guo Zhiyun
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