Three Singaporean Series To Be Created For Global Streaming, Entertainment News & Top Stories
Three Singaporean-directed series, including one by filmmaker Eric Khoo, are expected to be shown to a global audience.
The Hong Kong subsidiary of South Korean media conglomerate CJ ENM will co-develop and co-create with local production partners on the three Singapore series.
Additionally, CJ ENM HK employs a team of South Korean producers as creative consultants for each series.
“2021 is a year for us here at CJ ENM HK to expand our local language productions for global streaming audiences,” said Mr. Michael Jung, Managing Director of CJ ENM Hong Kong, in a statement last Friday (June 4 ).
All three series are supported by the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore.
Zhao Wei Films by Singaporean filmmaker Eric Khoo is producing a five-part film, Hungry Souls, about the love between a young chef and a hungry ghost, set against the backdrop of the Triad’s activities in 1970s Singapore as well as the Hungry Ghost Festival.
Khoo, whose films such as My Magic (2008) and Be With Me (2005) premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, also premiered an anthology Asian horror TV series for HBO Asia, Folklore, in 2018. .
The second series made for streaming is Venus On Mars, a six-part sci-fi romantic comedy about an undergraduate student who is accidentally transported to a parallel world where there are only men.
Produced by Mocha Chai Laboratories in Singapore and written by renowned Taiwanese writer Huang Yu-chia, the series will be shot in Taiwan with post-production in Singapore.
The third show, Deep End, produced by Singapore-based Akanga Film Asia, is a five-part psychological thriller about sexual cybercrime in Asia.
It follows a troubled police officer investigating a revenge pornographic murder online, and the cast and crew will be from Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia.
Directors Yeo Siew Hua of A Land Imagined (2018) and K. Rajagopal of A Yellow Bird (2016) will share writing credits with playwright Kaylene Tan.
These three series will finish casting and begin filming in the second half of the year. CJ ENM HK will distribute them worldwide.
As part of CJ ENM HK’s campaign for Mandarin streaming content, he is also releasing a Taiwanese series, Butt Mountain, about finding a mother’s love online. The 11-episode adaptation of the novel Mum, don’t do that! will begin broadcasting in the fourth quarter of the year.