Singapore – Selfie is a new psychological thriller/horror feature film to emerge from the studio of Oh Lucky Me Films, a Singapore film production company helmed by Film Director Mikael Teo. It will be co-produced by Advent Media Group, a regional media producing and financing company based out of Singapore.
Selfie is about the new “me, me, me” syndrome as juxtaposed against self-acceptance and self worth. The story revolves around three models that find themselves in paranormal situations on top of their own individual emotional struggles while navigating the tough social media and fashion scene in Asia. Not just leveraging on the universal trending topic of selfies and social media, this English-language Asian horror movie is crafted to entertain and scare audiences on an emotional, profound level.
The confirmed lead cast includes Carla Dunareanu, a well-known regional host and actress of German nationality and Richard Herrera, actor and ex-VJ for MTV from the U.S. On the creative spectrum, Cinematographer Jimmy Henderson (Milan, Italy), will provide his much anticipated regional genre expertise and quirky creative touches to ‘Selfie’.
Filming takes place in January/February 2015 in Singapore and Cambodia, a result of the collaboration between Oh Lucky Me Films (Singapore) and Two Rivers (Cambodia) with the co-production being facilitated by the region’s only creative producers’ network, the Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA).
Co-Producer Justin Deimen of Advent Media Group sees Selfie as a new step in creating commercial films with strong distribution prospects between Southeast Asian members –
“We’re looking to bridge worlds and sensibilities with films like this. There are so many viable and financeable high-concept stories in this region that are still untapped. I’m excited for international audiences to be introduced to Mikael’s unique filmmaking style.”
Film Director Mikael Teo explained their methodology, “The only way independent filmmakers in Asia can be competitive with the likes of Hollywood, is that we first work hard at that one big idea, then tweak it to perfection, and this is just at the script stage. My goal is to make audiences around the global ‘rupture their bladders’ while laughing or covering their eyes, and make our investors happy.”
Producer Tan Ying Han added, “A big story with strong emotional underbelly is what has been attracting investors to Selfie in such a short time. And our budget is cleverly crafted while maintaining world class production values.”