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Philippine Production House Daluyong Teams Up With Singapore’s Momo Film – Deadline


EXCLUSIVE: Philippine production house Daluyong Studios, founded by Alemberg Ang, co-producer of Japan’s Best International Feature Film Oscar nomination Diet 75is teaming up with Tan Si En’s Singapore-based Momo Film Co to co-produce a series of feature films and documentaries.

The joint list includes feature films Don’t cry, butterfly, by rising Vietnamese filmmaker Duong Dieu Linh; and Tropical rain, death-scented kiss, directed by Singaporean-American animation filmmaker Charlotte Hong Bee Her; as well as short film and feature film bold eaglee, directed by Whammy Alcazaren of the Philippines; and feature documentary Dozens across bordersby Sze-Wei Chan.

Daluyong previously teamed up with Anthony Chen’s Tan Si En and Giraffe Pictures on Some nights I feel like walking, by Filipino filmmaker Petersen Vargas, currently in pre-production. The project, about a teenage runaway who falls in with a group of hustlers, won the SEAFIC award at the 2019 Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab and was also screened at the Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) and Cannes Cinefondation Atelier.

Ang and Tan said they decided to expand their partnership as they share a mission to amplify the voices of emerging Asian filmmakers and showcase authentic stories from across the region.

“Alemberg Ang of Daluyong Studios and I share similar passions for working on projects that empower and give voice to minorities,” Tan said. “I’m excited to continue our relationship to co-produce projects, and we look forward to continuing to move forward.”

Ang explained that co-production funding programs from organizations such as the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) have recently given a huge boost to collaboration between Southeast Asian producers. “I can’t find a better partner than Tan Si En. His taste is impeccable and his work ethic is truly admirable,” Ang said.

Located in Hanoi, Don’t cry, butterfly revolves around a middle-aged housewife who discovers her husband is cheating on her, but instead of confronting him, uses voodoo to bring him back. The project was rewarded by the Script to Screen workshop, organized by the Motion Picture Association (MPA), Locarno Open Doors and HAF. Tan produces with Tran Thi Bich Ngoc for An Nam Productions in Vietnam, with Ang on board as co-producer.

Tropical rain, death-scented kiss won the Singapore International Film Festival Film Lab Fellowship Award. The hybrid animation is described as a “lesbian dime-store romance in a spirited Singapore”. Giuliana Foulkes for Chicago-based Total Blur Productions and Jerrold Chong for Singaporean animation studio Finding Pictures are also producing.

Currently in production, bold eagle is about an anonymous online sex worker “who seeks validation from his chat as he wonders if he can be anything more than a pretty face.” Alcazaren is an award-winning production designer who recently worked on Carlo Manatad If the weather is nicewhile his directorial credits include never separate us.

Dozens across borders follows LGBTQ pioneers building the fashion and ballroom scenes in Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines. The project, which recently filmed in New York before moving on to the Philippines and Norway, won the DOK Leipzig Accelerator award at Docs By The Sea in Indonesia and also has funding from the Asian Cinema Fund in Busan and the DMZ. International Documentary Film Festival.

Daluyong began by producing small auteur films in the Philippines with grants from local festivals such as Cinemalaya, QCinema and Cinema One Originals. The company’s early productions won awards in the Philippines and premiered at festivals such as Busan, Tokyo and Turin.

After ten years, the company was renamed Daluyong and began to develop international co-productions, working mainly with new talent and tackling social issues such as violence against women, LGBTQ rights and gender. Mental Health.

Ang and fellow Filipino producer Will Fredo’s Fusee co-produced Chie Hayakawa’s Diet 75 with Japan’s Loaded Films, Urban Factory, Happinet-Phantom Studios, Dongyu Club and WOWOW. The film won the Camera d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and was also screened in Toronto.

Tan worked as a producer on Kirsten Tan’s Pop Yes (2017), by Anthony Chen wet seasonn (2019) and Chen’s anthology segment The Year of the Eternal Storm, which premiered in Cannes last year. She was also co-producer of Sorayos Prapapan Arnold is a model studentthe premiere of which took place this year in Locarno.

In 2018, she founded Momo Film with Singaporean writer-director Kris Ong. Last year, Singapore-based Beach House Pictures, part of Canadian group Blue Ant Media, acquired a majority stake in Momo Film, which is now expanding its lineup of scripted series.