It is a cutting-edge Chinese animation work that has already been presented in the international festival circuit throughout this year.
The film is directed by Tian Xiaopeng (“Monkey King: Hero is Back”) and produced by YI Qiao (“Nezha”) through October Pictures and Coloroom, according to Variety.
Tian and his team developed a particle-based CG technique, creating 3D images from abstract Chinese ink paintings.
Theatrical rights were acquired by Viva Films from Netherlands-China sales company Fortissimo Films, and plans a Nov. 24 release with versions dubbed in Chinese and English.
Deep Sea is a fantasy adventure that tells the story of Shenxiu, a girl who has felt deep sadness since she was abandoned by her mother.
During a family cruise, she falls into the sea and breaks into the Deep Sea restaurant, where she meets the inventive underwater chef Nanhe and embarks on a journey between dreams and reality.
The film premiered commercially in China last January was then played at the Berlin Film Festival and had other festival dates in Neuchatel, Melbourne, and London.