FilmDoo scoops up slate of 19 Asian titles

UK-based streaming platform FilmDoo has acquired TVOD rights to 19 Asian films from distributors including Hong Kong-based Asian Shadows and Japan’s Stardust Pictures.

Asian Shadows titles bought by FilmDoo include Indonesian filmmaker Eddie Cahyono’s Siti; Korea-Germany co-production Cancelled Faces, directed by Lior Shamriz; and two films from Chinese filmmakers – Liu Shu’s Lotus and Wang Bing’s Three Sisters.

Siti, about a young mother forced to work in an illegal karaoke bar, won the Asian New Talent Award for best screenplay at the Shanghai International Film Festival in 2015. Wang Bing’s documentary Three Sisters won best film in Venice Film Festival’s Orrizonti section in 2012.

Titles acquired from Stardust Pictures include Tatsushi Ohmori’s The Ravine Of Goodbye; Kentaro Horikirizono’s Black Dawn; Hajime Hashimoto’s Princess Sakura: Forbidden Pleasures; and Yûichi Onuma’s Schoolgirl Complex.

The Ravine Of Goodbye, about the murder of a child, which brings to light an affair between her mother and a neighbour, won the Special Jury Prize at the Moscow International Film Festival in 2013.

FilmDoo has also acquired titles from Daehan Drama, Objectifs, Lights On and De Warrenne Pictures (see full list of titles below). All titles were acquired on a non-exclusive TVOD basis and are already streaming on FilmDoo’s platform.

“There are so many great, interesting stories coming out of Asia; so many talented emerging filmmakers coming from this part of the world,” said FilmDoo co-founder Weerada Sucharitkul. “We’re excited to be doing more to showcase this talent and give these unforgettable, diverse films the exposure they deserve.”

FilmDoo recent acquisitions:

The Back – dir: Bingjian Liu (Hong Kong-France)

Black Dawn – dir: Kentaro Horikirizono (Japan)

Cancelled Faces – dir: Lior Shamriz (Korea-Germany)

Cautionary Tale – dir: Christopher Zawadzki (Thailand-US)

The Eye Of Silence – dir: Emmanuel Sapolsky (China)

Haebangchon – dir. James William III (South Korea–US)

I-San Special – dir. Mingmonkul Sonakul (Thailand)

Lotus – dir: Liu Shu (China)

The Pinkie – dir: Lisa Takeba (Japan)

Princess Sakura: Forbidden Pleasures – dir: Hajime Hashimoto (Japan)

River Of Exploding Durians – dir: Edmund Yeo (Malaysia)

Schoolgirl Complex – dir: Yûichi Onuma (Japan)

Siti – dir: Eddie Cahyono (Indonesia)

Three Sisters – dir: Wang Bing (China)

Ushijima The Loan Shark – dir: Masatoshi Yamaguchi (Japan)

Ushijima The Loan Shark 2 – dir: Masatoshi Yamaguchi (Japan)

Where The Road Meets The Sun – dir: Mun Chee Yong (Singapore-US)