108 Media Picks Up World Rights to East-West Sports Drama 100 Yards
108 Media, the Singapore-based global content distribution and development company with offices in Toronto, Japan and Hong Kong, announces the worldwide acquisition of 100 Yards, a feature co-production between the Singapore, United States, and the Philippines with an international cast and crew.
Co-directed by Ross Campbell and the award-winning Dale Fabrigar, 100 Yards is the first Asian and Western collaboration that aims to tap on a burgeoning market for faith-based films. The sports drama was shot on location in Los Angeles and in Cebu, and stars Sean Patrick Flanery, Steven Brewis, Melissa Paulo, and one of Singapore’s most popular actresses, Rebecca Lim.
The film follows a famous but flawed college athlete who turns down a lucrative NFL offer to search for his mother who has gone missing in the Philippines, only to face unexpected obstacles that takes him on a surprising journey of self-discovery.
“108 Singapore was established to find films like 100 Yards. This film continues 108’s core believes and passion of bringing outstanding and unique content that has the east-west connection and the potential to truly entertain global audience”, says Abhi Rastogi, CEO / Founder of 108 Media.
Singapore-based producing outfits Silver Media Group, Salt Media & Entertainment, and Advent Media Group lead the charge, together with Southeast Asian media investment firm Aurora Global Media Capital.
“If a picture paints a thousand words, then a video paints a million. Media content has the power to influence society, and it is important for filmmakers to wield this power responsibly. Compelling content and positive messages are not mutually exclusive. 100 Yards is a story that can attract audiences and at the same time, inspire us. We hope it will impact audiences as much as it will entertain them”, adds Chan Gin Kai, Executive Producer of Silver Media Group
Despite the growing quality of films from Singapore and Southeast Asia, filmmakers from Singapore and around the region have always lacked international distribution specialists that are able to bring the best films into the world market. 108 Media’s new set-up in Singapore hopes to step into the gap, leveraging off its extensive experience and worldwide offices to be the springboard for Southeast Asian films to reach audiences worldwide. 108 Media is looking to represent more films from around the region, and will be working in close partnership with Silver Media to curate the films.