Singapore-based producer and distributor Clover Movies is teaming with filmmaker Jack Neo’s J Crew Productions to launch a three way partnership manufacturing firm, HiJack Photos.
The brand new outfit, which has 50:50 possession between Clover Movies and J Crew Productions, goals to supply high quality content material that appeals to worldwide audiences. Clover Movies founders Lim Teck and Paulyn Chua, together with Neo and Irene Kng for J Crew Productions, are administrators of the corporate, which relies in Singapore.
Neo is Singapore’s most bankable filmmaker with credit together with a string of hits, such because the Ah Boys To Males franchise, I Not Silly sequence and award-winning drama Homerun. His manufacturing home J Crew creates content material for each cinema and tv.
Clover Movies is among the area’s best-known distributors, usually buying movies for regional Southeast Asian distribution. The corporate has dealt with titles comparable to Bong Joon Ho’s Oscar-winning Parasite, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Cannes Palme d’Or-winning Shoplifters, Yeon Sang-ho’s zombie hit Prepare To Busan, Hong Kong motion movies Shockwave 1 & 2, Hong Kong Oscar-nominated drama Higher Days and award-winning Taiwanese drama Expensive Tenant.
The corporate has additionally co-produced Singapore movies comparable to Ah Boys to Males 1 & 2, Filial Celebration, King Of Mahjong, Ramen Teh and Reunion Dinner.
“We got here up with the title HiJack Photos as somewhat tribute to Singapore’s most profitable filmmaker on the box-office,” mentioned Lim Teck. “After all, we might not thoughts ‘hijacking’ all of the movie tasks available in the market as effectively. In drawing on our respective areas of experience in manufacturing, advertising and distribution, we’re assured of making one thing a lot better than the sum of its elements.”
Neo added: “We hope to nurture a brand new era of Singaporean filmmakers, to supply commercially viable content material which additionally connects with the viewers. We hope to work with regional companions in producing a slate of function content material that I’ll helm or supervise. There may be nice potential on this collaboration of our two corporations and we look ahead to making this synergy work.”