24 Nov - Singapore media and production company mm2 Asia Ltd has entered into a strategic joint venture with new Malaysian production company Komet Studios Sdn Bhd to explore creative content originating from Southeast Asia (SEA) under Komet Studio's label.
The partnership will see Komet focusing on the investment, production and distribution of creative content that feature new and progressive content creators and filmmakers from this region.
Leveraging on mm2's expertise in film production including its distribution, Komet will serve to extend mm2's film slate for non-Chinese language content.
Komet's chief explorer, Datuk Ahmad Izham Omar said, "Southeast Asia is emerging as a hotbed of exceptional content creators, producing high calibre works that captivate audiences. Their talent for uncovering and crafting unique and engaging content from this dynamic region is truly remarkable."
"Drawing upon my extensive experience in music, media, and content, I am firmly convinced that Southeast Asia is poised to become the next frontier of compelling content for global consumption. Our partnership with the esteemed team at mm2, a company I have long admired, supercharges this vision and propels us forward with an unwavering commitment to our shared goals," he adds.
Says Melvin Ang, executive chairman of mm2, "We are proud to be partnering with Komet and Izham to expand our core business offerings to non-Chinese content for the Southeast Asian market. In recent years, films in Malaysia and Indonesia have broken pre-pandemic box office records, indicating a significant growth in the popularity of the medium. The plan is to start with these territories and quickly expand to other non-Chinese language markets in the region."
Ahmad Izham added that Komet's upcoming projects will be announced soon.