Copyright MediaConnex Asia 2017
Justin Deimen Abhi Rastogi

Aurora Media and 108 Media Form Co-Pro Slate Pact

108 Media, the  global content distribution and development company announced at the Asia TV Forum / ScreenSingapore market, a multi-title co-production and distribution partnership with Aurora Media Holdings, one of Southeast Asia’s leading media & entertainment asset incubation, investment & management company.

This new partnership will see both companies joining together to acquire and develop original content and third-party IPs. They will finance, produce, distribute and license 10 to 15 projects annually in both feature motion pictures and television series across various genres for the global market.

Abhi Rastogi, CEO, 108 Media says “We are very excited to join forces with another Asian media powerhouse. Strong partnerships like these will help us transform the media landscape and give a voice to visionary creators. I’m confident that this venture with Aurora Media will provide top-tier content for years to come.”

Included in the 2018 joint slate is the actioner Rafira, starring Asian action stars Raja Ilya, Donny Alamsyah, and Yayan Ruhian (breakout star of The Raid franchise and Star Wars: The Force Awakens) which will begin filming in Indonesia and Malaysia in Q2 2018. Rafira tells the story of a politician’s daughter who’s kidnapped at her own wedding and the violent fallout from a vengeful father.

Paradise Lost from acclaimed writer, director, producer Christian Hallman. This exotic thriller will begin shooting in Southeast Asia early next year. Paradise Lost is an adventure in a faraway paradise that turns into a hellish nightmare as a group of biologists set out to find their missing friends. Instead, the exploration party finds something much more terrifying waiting for them.

The Long Walk is a unique time-travelling horror-sci-fi drama by Mattie Do, one of Asia’s most dynamic filmmaking talents, telling the story of a rural farmer who develops an obsession with a spirit who haunts the dirt road where she died. As the farmer becomes detached from society, his compulsion with helping the spirit find peace disturbs her ability to do so. Deftly weaving in the history of Laos and time-travel into the narrative, The Long Walk is a highly original and deeply affecting work.

Justin Deimen, Group Managing Partner of Aurora Media Holdings adds, “We’re looking forward to putting steps in place with 108 Media in establishing this unique slate of diversified content that allows us to penetrate different market points with various partners and at varying scopes. Our deal flow over the past few years has proved to be the one of the best in Asia and we look forward to having more capacity to service and monetize this in the coming year.”

Aurora Media’s recent feature film productions and investments include the Los Angeles/Cebu-set sports drama 100 Yards with Sean Patrick Flanery and Rebecca Lim, the Hollywood feature Stano, featuring Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara; the Australian-Hollywood co-pro Storm Boy, with Geoffrey Rush and Jai Courtney; the Swiss-Singaporean Song of Scorpions starring Irrfan Khan and French star Golshifteh Farahani as well as legendary Indian actress Waheeda Rehman.

108 Media’s partnership with Aurora Media continues to expand on their core goal of bridging the East/West content gap. Using their well-established distribution partnerships around the world, 108 Media will provide sales and licensing opportunities for all finalized content. 108 Media will also, in conjunction with Aurora Media, raise financing for both development and production of all projects.

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