New Singapore-China Collaboration Unveiled

By ANIMATION XPRES... | 14 June, 2011 - 12:49

Singapore film company Homerun Asia announced on Tuesday its partnership with Chinese media company Zonbo Media to produce a lineup of movies. In the next three years, the two companies will together invest in at least five commercial Asian films, starting with 1965 and Dangerous Liaisons.

The announcement was made at Screen Singapore, the film convention hosted by the Media Development Authority of Singapore.

Daniel Yun, Founder and CEO of Homerun Asia said, "Asia is our primary focus; China is our most crucial Asian market. Since the inception of Homerun Asia, we have been looking for a trusted partner in China to develop projects with. Zonbo Media is one of the few media companies in China with an international outlook".

Homerun Asia is a Singapore-based movie company engaged in the development, production, marketing and distribution of commercial movies for key Asian territories. Zonbo Media invests in, produces and distributes film, drama and new-media content for the Asian market.

Chen Weiming, Founder and Chairman of Zonbo Media said, "We are glad to have found a like-minded partner in Homerun Asia in Singapore to embark on this slate of productions together".

1965, a social-political thriller set in the year 1965, tells of how immigrants from across Asia saw the possibility of calling an island their home. The film consists of five stories with characters from diverse backgrounds, all seeking hope against seemingly insurmountable odds.

The other film, Dangerous Liaisons, is the first mainstream Chinese adaptation of the 18th-century French novel of the same title. Set in 1930s Shanghai, the movie tells a story of lust, seduction and vengeance.