Local Production House Partners With S'porean Company To Create More SEA Content

The new venture will focus on the investment, production, and distribution of creative content, featuring new and progressive content creators and filmmakers from the Southeast Asia region.

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A collaboration between local production house Komet and Singaporean entertainment company mm2 Asia is set to deliver new and exciting Southeast Asian creative content

Having begun operations just earlier this year in July, Komet is the brand name that binds the different Komet companies together, with a vision of producing, distributing, and investing into new and progressive Southeast Asian creative content. Always on the lookout for "something new and exciting", it even managed to secure investment in the hottest creative content IPs in the Southeast Asia region.

As for mm2 Asia, which is headquartered in Singapore, it champions "Content and Media for Asia", with integrated businesses across the content, entertainment, cinema, event, and concert industries in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, and the US.

Yesterday, 22 November, respected media professional Ahmad Izham Omar announced the strategic joint venture between the two companies

Together, the two companies will explore the creation of creative content originating from Southeast Asia under the new production label, Komet Studios Sdn. Bhd. (Komet).

The new venture, Komet, will focus on the investment, production, and distribution of creative content, featuring new and progressive content creators and filmmakers from the Southeast Asia region.

The slate will be an extension of mm2's film slate in non-Chinese language content and will leverage mm2's expertise in film production, including the production and distribution of Komet's films.

mm2 Asia Executive Chairman Melvin Ang.

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"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. I have personally known Izham for over twenty years, and it is exhilarating to be working with him again on this new slate of films," said mm2 Asia Executive Chairman Melvin Ang.

Izham comes from more than 10 years as the Chief Executive Officer of Primeworks Studios, a subsidiary of Malaysian media giant Media Prima Berhad

Ahmad Izham Omar, Chief Explorer of Komet.

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During his stint at Primeworks Studios, Izham spearheaded commercial hits like the Ejen Ali franchise, which spawned a top-grossing Malaysian movie by the same name, and a TV series syndicated in over 50 territories globally.

He is also credited as the executive producer and screenwriter for Pulang, the multi-award-winning film which became a Netflix original film. More recently, as the Executive Director of Content & Creative at Disney+, he was responsible for overseeing the slate of Originals at Disney+ Hotstar for Southeast Asia.

"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," said Izham, who is now the Chief Explorer of Komet.

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