Viddsee makes original content move with Kenny Tan

Short film streaming platform Viddsee has launched a content production outfit, Viddsee Studios, to be headed by local filmmaker and producer Kenny Tan (pictured).

The company has also announced a partnership with Singapore’s Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA).

The partnership with IMDA will see the production of five new original series, utilising local talent and content with “public service values”. The five series will be distributed on Viddsee’s platforms in 2018.

“In line with our mission of empowering storytellers, this is an exciting evolution as we move from curation to creation, for both our company and community of content creators,” said Viddsee co-founder & CEO Ho Jia Jian.

Tan added: “I’m looking forward to exploring the creative potential in Viddsee’s community of content creators in this journey. We’ll be empowering this creativity upon the company’s data-driven approach in distribution within the digital space, to further elevate local stories for a global audience.”

Founded in 2013, Viddsee has generated more than 1 billion views through mobile platforms and apps.