Hong Kong– Malaysia’s top creative companies; Rhizophora Ventures, Asia Tropical Films, Film Kingdom Group, Paper Plane Image Studio and Animasia Studio announced their lucrative partnerships at the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART), during the Malaysia Networking Reception held at the Malaysia Pavilion led by the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS).

These companies partnered with companies from the UK, China and even in Johor.

Rhizophora Ventures will partner with leading UK-based digital studio The Imaginarium Studios, known for performance capture for international films, Star Wars: The Force Awakens to launch a performance capture studio in the Asia-Pacific region; The Imaginarium Studios Asia-Pacific.

The studio’s expansion into Malaysia will form a second performance-capture hub on the site of the Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios in Johor, Malaysia, servicing the Asian and Australasian markets. Moreover, it will see the creation of new jobs and will support the already thriving local media industry.

Also, Malaysia’s film producer and director Adrian Teh, from Asia Tropical Film announced that he will be partnering with China’s Huace Film & TV media group to direct 3 films slated to be released in China for the next three years.

Film Kingdom Group announced its partnership with Eunice and Tonia Entertainment Co Ltd to co-produce its latest romantic comedy film, tentatively titled Miss Sunshine.

Paper Plane Image Studio has struck a RM2 Million deal with China’s Chinese Culture Wu Zhou Xin to co-produce and invest into the feature film length of Fist of Passion; a spinoff of a short film that was released last February.