We're delighted to announce our representation of Greenlight Pictures which produces award winning directors WOO Ming Jin and Edmund YEO. Their previous films have premiered and screened at the Cannes Quinzzaine, Venice, Tokyo, Busan, and Rotterdam. We're proud to add these classics of the Malaysian New Wave to our catalog as well as Edmund YEO's two new films: his sophomore feature AQERAT (After Life) and YASMIN-SAN, a documentary on the late director Yasmin Ahamd. We look forward to a long collaboration with them. Edmund YEO is currently shooting his third film MALU (Shame).
We've also started working with Penang-based director David Thian whose horror film 9.13 THE RETURNING, (based on a true drowning which occurred on September 13, 1972), will be released in Malaysia on September 21. His Malaysian / Korean co-production, HAPPINESS OF FISH, will be completed this fall and have its market premiere at the Busan Asian Film Market.
On top of these extremely exciting new films, we have also acquired JAGAT (2015), the Tamil language sleeper hit which had a successful cinematic run. We are happy to announce that the film will be distributed in France by Spectrum Films, and is now available on Filmdoo. It's next screening will be at the Fukuoka Festival this September (18/9 & 20/9). Further distribution deals are in discussion and we're excited by the film's ongoing prospects. Director Shanjhey Kumar Perumal and his producer Sivanantham Perianan are quite the dynamic duo with ambitious plans. We can't wait to watch their careers unfold.
Our lineup announcement was covered by screen daily here: