A sampling of content coming out of the country

CHANGE MAKERS ASIA
Origin: Singapore
Briefly: A look at Asia’s technological answers to global warming. Episodes ordered by Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific.
Production: Off the Fence (Singapore)
Post: Edit Lounge, Splice Studios, Scrawl Studios (all Singapore)

CULINARY ASIA
Origin: Singapore
Briefly: Docu exploring culinary histories of Taiwan, Korea and Japan. Broadcast on Discovery Channel.
Production: Oak3 Films, ThreeSixZero Prods. (both Singapore)
Post: Iceberg Design (Singapore)

DINOSAUR TRAIN
Origin: Singapore, U.S.
Briefly: 40-episode 3-D animated series targeting children ages 3-5 years. U.S. broadcaster is PBS, which also holds U.S. homevid rights.
Production: Big Communications (Singapore); the Jim Henson Co. (U.S.)

FIRST FLOWER
Origin: Singapore, U.S.
Briefly: A Nova program about the hunt for the world’s earliest flower. Networks involved include PBS (U.S.), ARTE (France and Germany), MCI (Japan) and TVB (Hong Kong).
Production: Bang Prods. (Singapore); Nova/WGBH (U.S.); Hamilton Land & Cattle (U.S.)
Post: Blackmagic Design (Singapore)

GUARDIANS
Origin: Singapore
Briefly: Interstitial TV series of festivals in Asia, carried on Discovery Channel Asia.
Production: Magma Studios (Singapore)
Post: Blackmagic Design

GUGE: LOST KINGDOM OF TIBET
Origin: Singapore
Briefly: Docu investigating the mysterious disappearance of Asia’s Guge Kingdom in the 17th century. Broadcasters include Discovery Channel (Asia and Europe), France 5, the History and Biography Channel (U.K. and Ireland), Al-Jazeera (Middle East and Africa), TVC (Spain), TVB (Hong Kong), EPS (U.S.), RAI (Italy) and Oasis HD (Canada).
Production: Ochre Pictures, Mega Media HD (both Singapore)
Post: Blackmagic Design

IT’S ORGANIC
Origin: Singapore
Briefly: Series spanning nine countries and covering developments in the organic movement. To be broadcast on Channel NewsAsia Intl.
Production: Very! (Singapore)

KYLIE KWONG: MY CHINA
Origin: Singapore
Briefly: Chinese-Australian chef explores Chinese cuisine. Channels carrying the program include Discovery Channel (Asia), Cuisine TV (France), BBC Canada, UKTV (U.K. and Ireland), XYZ (Australia), ATV (Hong Kong) and GloboSat (Brazil). Distributed by FremantleMedia Enterprises.
Production: Sitting in Pictures (Singapore)
Post: Blackmagic Design

MAD ABOUT ENGLISH
Origin: Singapore
Briefly: Docu tale about China’s newfound passion for the English language. Broadcasters include CBC (Canada), DR Media (Denmark), Noga (Israel), Discovery Channel, NHK (Japan), CBC (Canada) and Phoenix TV (China). Distributed by Looking Glass Intl.
Production: Journey Pictures (Singapore)
Post: Digital Magic, Nine-V Post (both Singapore)

MAN-MADE MARVELS
Origin: Singapore, New Zealand
Briefly: Asia’s tallest building, the toughest tunnel, fastest train, etc. Broadcasters: Discovery Channel (Asia and Europe), France 5, the History and Biography Channel (U.K. and Ireland), Al-Jazeera (Middle East and Africa), TVC (Spain), TVB (Hong Kong), EPS (U.S.), RAI (Italy) and Oasis HD (Canada).
Production: Beach House Pictures (Singapore), Natural History (New Zealand)
Post: Blackmagic Design

MY CHINESE NEW YEAR IN LITTLE INDIA
Origin: Singapore
Briefly: Short film about two Maori New Zealanders who run an Australian backpackers hostel and bar in Singapore’s Little India neighborhood. New Zealand Trade Commission will distribute in New Zealand, ActiveAsiaTV will distribute in Asia, Mojo Media will handle Europe, and Sinema will rep Southeast Asia film fests and broadcast.
Production: ActiveAsiaTV (Singapore) in association with Most Wanted Pictures (U.S.) and Film Mall (Singapore)
Post: The Moving Images Co. (Singapore)

SECRETS OF THE TANG TREASURE SHIP
Origin: Singapore
Briefly: Docu tracing tale of ninth-century shipwreck and its discovery. A National Geographic release.
Production: Infocus Asia (Singapore)

SHAPES
Origin: Singapore
Briefly: Animated series targeting children ages 4-6 where the choreography of shapes retells fables from around the world. Series has been sold to the U.S., Iran and elsewhere.
Production: Peach Blossom Media (Singapore)
Post: Nine-V Post

SPA SEEKERS
Origin: Singapore
Briefly: Two sisters from different worlds reunite as they travel to exotic spa destinations around Asia. Carried on Voom HD Networks (U.S.)
Production: Sweet Rain Prods. (Singapore), Mega Media HD
Post: Blackmagic Design

SUDDEN DEATH
Origin: Singapore
Briefly: The debate over SUDS (sudden unexplained death syndrome), one of the most mysterious causes of death among Southeast Asian males. Shown by National Geographic Channel Asia/Intl.
Production: Firewire Films
Post: VHQ Post (Singapore), Splice Studios

TEXT IN THE CITY
Origin: Singapore, Korea
Briefly: Lifestyle program set around the lives of four women in Seoul, Singapore, Shanghai and Tokyo, caught up in the entanglements of bliss, anger, sadness and happiness.
Production: Sitting in Pictures, Digital Plus (Korea), Korean Broadcasting Institute (Korea)
Post: Blackmagic Design

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