The ATF, part of the on-going Singapore Media Festival (SMF) runs until 9 Dec. Over the 3 days, the Singapore Pavilion will play host to an exciting line-up of partnership and investment announcements by Singapore content creators, as well as Sneak Peeks of fresh film, television and digital content expected to be released in the coming year. This includes a multi-financing deal with Kathy Morgan International, cross-border partnerships for the launch of a new Food Channel, as well as the world’s first VR lifestyle web-series.
Singapore-based BananaMana secures funding and global distribution for new feature film, Jimami Tofu. Written, directed and produced by Jason Chan and Christian Lee, Jimami Tofu, a romantic feature set in Okinawa and Singapore has secured production funding and global distribution. Set to finish principal photography in early December it will be BananaMana Films’ first full length feature but has garnered pre-sales agreements with international distributors including Korean media giant IHQ, Japanese global TV platform VIKI and Encore Inflight.
Aurora Media Holdings and Kathy Morgan International announce multi-deal financing agreement. Singapore-based Aurora Media Holdings will be signing a multi-picture development and production financing agreement with global sales and marketing agency, Kathy Morgan International (KMI) – the deal matches Aurora’s recently established USD30M content fund with KMI’s stellar slate of international projects. The agreement also installs KMI’s President, Kathy Morgan, into Aurora’s advisory board. Aurora Media Holdings announces investment in BeachTV and partnership in opening an Indonesian office. Silver Wolf International and Monstrou Studio enter into co-production partnership for Salam Ramadhan series. Silver Wolf International and Monstrou Studio will enter an investment and co-production partnership for the Salam Ramadhan series – an info-education and travel series exploring the many ways Muslims around the world commemorate Ramadan in their respective home countries.
Silver Wolf International (Singapore) and FiTA Studios (Malaysia) sign second co-production and co-investment partnership for 8 new titles. Silver Wolf International and FiTA Studios will sign a second co-production and co-investment partnership for a slate of 8 titles. The partnership includes the co-production of 3 documentary titles, 2 blue-chip InfoEd titles, and the co-investment in 3 completed documentary titles. Silver Wolf International will also exclusively distribute these 8 titles worldwide. Silver Wolf International and EnMedia (Malaysia) announce the launch of new Food Channel in first quarter of 2017. Silver Wolf International announced the launch of a new Food Channel in partnership with EnMedia Sdn Bhd. The Food Channel will be launched in the first quarter of 2017, and is designed for the international market with original content in its programming.
Tech Storm, the entrepreneur TV, arrives at ATF 2016. BeVRR, Asia’s premier Virtual Reality VR Company, will be releasing Dining Stars, the world’s first 8-episode lifestyle series on 14 Dec 216. Dining Starts was filmed entirely in 360 degree Virtual Reality format, and will invite viewers to dine with supermodel Rebecca Tan and celebrity guests in the heart of award-winning restaurants. The series is the inaugural investment of the BeVRR VR Fund. Singapore-based Hiverlab debuts its new independent 360-degree VR documentary, Against Blue Currents, at ATF 2016. Hiverlab, a Singapore-based Virtual Reality Storytelling company, debuts its 360-degree documentary, Against Blue Currents, telling of a group of handicapped divers’ diving experiences in Redang Island, Malaysia. Both aerial and underwater 360-degree filming tech solutions developed by the production team were applied in this production. Singapore-based Ying Group’s BIG FOOD was named Best Infotainment Show at the 3rd Asia Rainbow TV Awards. Ying Group’s Big Food sees host Greta Georges discovering what it takes to make, manage and move massive amounts of food.