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Singapore's mm2 unveils trio of new titles

14 March 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Singapore-based mm2 Entertainment has three new titles by up-and-coming directors on its slate, as part of its initiative to nurture new talents.

Take 2, a co-production with Jack Neo’s J Team Productions, is about a bittersweet drama about ex-offenders.

It will be directed by writer-turned-director Ivan Ho, whose writing credits include Ah Boys To Men 3: Frogmen and Long Long Time Ago, both of which directed by Neo.

Ibu is a horror based on the folklore of the Pontianak, the most iconic female vampire in South East Asia.

M Rihan Halim will direct the new film, which will be made simultaneously in both Malay- and Mandarin-language to cater to different markets.

Ghost Net is a Hong Kong-set omnibus horror story by Wong Kwok Fai, Patrick Yau and Wong Kwok Keung.

mm2 Entertainment is a subsidiary of mm2 Asia, a publicly listed company in Singapore.

Long Long Time Ago [pictured], the latest co-production between mm2 Entertainment and J Team »

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Singapore's Encore moves into production with 'Young & Fabulous'

13 March 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Singapore distributor Encore Films is making its first foray into production with the debut of Young & Fabulous at Hong Kong Filmart.

Billed as Singapore’s first cosplay film, the $1.5m feature is a coming-of-age story about a group of teenage friends. The cast is headed by Joshua Tan of Ah Boys To Men fame and YouTube star and singer Joyce Chu in her acting debut.

It is directed by veteran TV producer and director Michael Woo, who previously co-directed One More Chance with Jack Neo. The original score is composed by Taiwan’s JerryC, known for his hit theme song for Taiwan blockbuster Our Times.

Young & Fabulous is mainly financed by Encore and also backed by Golden Village Pictures, Singapore Film Commission and Simf Management. Singapore release is set for May 26.

Encore started off as a distributor in Singapore 13 years ago and has since expanded its distribution business to countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong »

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