is one of the key players in the Singapore film industry.
In 1995, it released its maiden feature Mee Pok Man. Directed by company founder Eric Khoo, the critical hit not only ignited a resurgence of filmmaking in Singapore but was also the first local film to travel to international festivals including Berlin and Venice. His second film, 12 Storeys (1997) became the first Singaporean film selected for the Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard section. Khoo's Be With Me was the opening film of the 2005 Cannes Directors’ Fortnight while My Magic - his fourth feature - is the only Singaporean film to vie for the Palm D'or in Cannes in 2008.
Zhao Wei Films has also taken on the role of nurturing Singaporean film talents, several of whom have found themselves on the world stage. Zhao Wei Film's Tan Fong Cheng produced, 15 - Royston Tan's controversial and critically acclaimed movie about delinquency - which went to Venice and Sundance in 2003; and Boo Jun Feng's Sandcastle (2010) which premeried at the 49th International Critics' Week in Cannes.
These productions have been represented internationally by the likes of Fortissimo, Bavaria, The Match Factory and Wild Bunch. Other notable Zhao Wei productions are 881, a musical which was Singapore's highest grossing local film in 2007, and 23.59 (Gorylah Pictures), an army horror hit which was picked up by US Company Magnolia Pictures in 2011.
Besides film production, Zhao Wei Films also specializes in commercials. Its stable of in-house directors include Brian Gothong Tan, Boo Junfeng, Eric Khoo, John Clang, ND Chow, Nicole Midori Woodford, Kirsten Tan and Anthony Chen who won the Camera D'Or with his feature Ilo Ilo at Cannes 2013.
was established in 2009 in Singapore by Zhao Wei Films and Infinite Frameworks, with the aim of creating an independent horror and fantastical genre label.
Gorylah Pictures is seeking out projects that can succeed commercially in their own domestic market, but also have potential to travel internationally. Focusing on young, emerging talents from South East Asia, Gorylah Pictures is open to funding, co-investing, producing, marketing and distributing for genre films.
Long time collaborators Eric Khoo from Zhao Wei Films and Mike Wiluan from Infinite Frameworks will serve as Executive Producers under the Gorylah label, and together with the team at Gorylah, collaborate with filmmakers to introduce South East Asian talents and its unique brand of genre films to the rest of the world.