28th SGIFF: Panel Discussion | Producing Stories in Southeast Asia


The inaugural Southeast Asian Producers Network aims to bring together producers from the region to share their wealth of knowledge and information with one another in an open exchange of ideas. In this open dialogue session, we look at case studies of successful cross-country collaborations, examining, understanding, and questioning filmmaking models in different territories, as well as explore other ample networking opportunities in the future.

Part 1, 3 pm – 4 pm
Three regional commissioning networks talk about their previous works in Southeast Asia and the type of content they are looking to make – from narrative films to documentaries spanning variousdurations and genres.

Najwa Abu Bakar (Vice President, Astro Shaw Sdn Bhd)
Garon De Silva (Director of Original Productions, HBO Asia)
Daphne Yang (Executive Director, CatchPlay)
Moderator: Bianca Balbuena (producer, Philippines)

Part 2, 4.15pm - 5.15pm
Case study of Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts. The director and producer team of Mouly Surya and Rama Adi share their fund-raising process and timeline of events from conception to its world premiere and its current state, where they will elaborate on the film markets and festivals attended - concretely how useful each was, and a discussion of the collaboration process with commissioners and financiers and what the different deals entailed.

Surya (director,
Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts)
Rama Adi (producer, Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts)
Moderator: Anderson Le (Programming Director, Hawaii International Film Festival)

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Sun Nov 26, 2017
3:00 PM - 5:20 PM SGT
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