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Rockwood Films

Rockwood Films Inc. is a Film production and Film distribution Company, mostly known for the creation of the Agent Henry, Letters of Love, and Double Vendetta franchises, as well as its leading role in the development of production design, marketing and employment of Ensemble casts. It is a multicultural company, employing mostly Nepleslian and Abwehran. Unlike most other Yamatai film companies, it is not based on Planet Yamatai.

General Information
Industry Film
Founded YE 13
Founder Taketa Mishu & Horace Mughthorn
Key People Taketa Mishu (President), William Mughtorn (Nepleslian,Co-chairman), Friedrich Lömann (Abwehran,Chief of production)
Headquarters Redrock Complex, Asura III
Divisions Hammer & Anvil Effects, Rockwood Animation
Employees ~5,800 (as of YE 38)

History

With companies like Stardust Pictures and Universal Cinematics forming on Planet Yamatai, several independent film makers on Asura III began the possibilities of a film company on the planet. Longtime director Mishu, an inhabitant of Asura III, met with his friend producer Horace to discuss the possibility of an own independent film company. Soon after, Rockwood Company was formed, with Mishu as the president and Horace as the co-chairman. Another long time producer, Hishaten Moga was hired as the chief of production. Moga resigned as Chief in YE 28 and was replaced by Abwehran producer Friedrich Lömann. Horace passed away in YE 35, and was replaced by his son William as Co-chairman.

Initial sucess for the company came in the form of the first Agent Henry film, produced by Stardust. The franchise remains as one of Yamatai's greatest series of all time. Apart from that series, Rockwood became known for its employment of an “all-star cast” in various productions, securing a place at the forefront of Yamatai Movie-making, despite not being based on Planet Yamatai, like most other companies.

The second Agent Henry film in YE 17 would have the greatest marketing campaign up to that point, and remains one of the biggest merchandise hits of all time. Rockwood would revolutionise the way Film companies advertised their films forever.

Unfortunately for Rockwood, their next two releases would not reach the desired gross income, and the company was forced to cut down to 1,500 workers in YE 25. This changed luckily, in YE 23, when Rockwood released its first Letters of Love film, by longtime friend director Yinko Mai, the greatest drama franchise of all time, along with the third Agent Henry film. The film became so successful that the company got out of its problems again. The production design of the film, and the utilization of multiple places, changed the way films were produced. As of YE 32, Rockwood lost its license to the Agent Henry series after having released 7 films of it, and was left out of the production by Stardust Pictures.

In YE 26, Rockwood Animation was created to help in the making of cartoon films for Rockwood, but has since done little more than create several short films, which have been pre-played before all Rockwood films since its creation.

In YE 34 Rockwood released the first Double Vendetta film, which filled the void left by the sudden loss of the Agent Henry films.

As of YE 38, the company has been rescaling, to allow for smaller, more dramatic films, somewhat leaving from its “big production” history. It nevertheless remains a big player in Yamatai film-making.

Filmography

Rockwood is mostly known for its drama films, which are mostly directed and/or produced by the company personnel.

Year Title Genre Director Producer Distributor
YE 13 Agent Henry: The Red Arrow Complot Action Taketa Mishu Horace Mughtorn & Hishaten Moga Stardust Pictures
YE 14 Sound of Love Drama Ernest Gate Hishaten Moga Universal Cinematics
YE 16 In Your Eyes I See Romcom Yinko Mai Hishaten Moga & Horace Mughthorn Universal Cinematics
YE 17 Agent Henry: White & Gold Action Taketa Mishu Horace Mughtorn & Hishaten Moga Stardust Pictures
YE 19 See You Again Drama Howard Lyder Hishaten Moga Universal Cinematics
YE 21 Yours Truly Drama Ernest Gate Hishaten Moga & Horace Mughthorn Stardust Pictures
YE 23 Letters of Love Romcom Yinko Mai Hishaten Moga & Horace Mughtorn Yukosfilm Ltd
YE 23 Agent Henry: Off the Record Action Taketa Mishu Horace Mughthorn, Hishaten Moga & Friedrich Lömann Stardust Pictures
YE 24 Your Heart's Fire Drama Yinko Mai Hishaten Moga Yukosfilm Ltd
YE 25 Agent Henry: Battle Royale Action Taketa Mishu Horace Mughthorn & Friedrich Lömann Stardust Pictures
YE 27 Letters of Love: A Last Goodbye Romcom Yinko Mai Hishaten Moga & Horace Mugthorn Yukosfilm Ltd
YE 28 Agent Henry: Dawn Of Winter Action Taketa Mishu Horace Mughtorn & Friedrich Lömann Stardust Pictures
YE 28 When We Were Lost Drama Ernest Gate Friedrich Lömann Stardust Pictures
YE 29 Agent Henry: Blood & Diamonds Action Taketa Mishu Horace Mughthorn & Friedrich Lömann Stardust Pictures
YE 30 The Slave's Flowers Drama Yinko Mai Friedrich Lömann Stardust Pictures
YE 30 The Sleeping Lady Romcom William Mughthorn Horace Mughthorn & Friedrich Lömann Yukosfilm Ltd
YE 32 Agent Henry: Men of the Emperor Action Taketa Mishu Horace Mughthorn, William Mughtorn & Friedrich Lömann Yukosfilm Ltd
YE 32 The Woman In Red Drama Ernest Gate Friedrich Lömann Yukosfilm Ltd
YE 34 Double Vendetta Action Taketa Mishu William Mughthorn & Friedrich Lömann Stardust Pictures
YE 35 The Words In Stone Drama Yinko Mai Friedrich Lömann Yukosfilm Ltd
YE 36 Double Vendetta 2: Back In Action Action Taketa Mishu William Mughthorn & Friedrich Lömann Stardust Pictures
YE 37 The Dream Romcom Ernest Gate & Yinko Mai Friedrich Lömann & William Mughthorn Yukosfilm Ltd
YE 38 A concept of Love Romcom Ernest Gate William Mughthorn Yukosfilm Ltd
YE 38 Letters of Love: New Generation Romcom Yinko Mai Hishaten Moga & William Mugthorn Yukosfilm Ltd
YE 39 The Kind Heart Drama Jeremy Lyhart Hishaten Moga Stardust Pictures
YE 39 Double Vendetta 3 Action Taketa Mishu William Mughtorn & Friedrich Lömann Stardust Pictures

In production

The following is a list of known, rumored and conceptal films that are being made or discussed by Rockwood.

Year Title Stage Genre Director Producer Distributor
YE 40 Love Cage Pre-production Drama Yinko Mai Hishaten Moga Yukosfilm Ltd
YE 40 Bloodhound concept Action Taketa Mishu TBD Stardust Pictures
YE 41 Unnamed Double Vendetta Spinoff concept Action TBD Hishaten Moga & William Mughtorn Stardust Pictures
YE 41 Shot Through concept Drama Jeremy Lyhart William Mughtorn Yukosfilm Ltd

OOC Notes

This page was originally created on 2016/05/14 01:42 by Yoerik.


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