Singapore-based Beach House Pictures is strengthening its reputation as one of Asia’s largest independent production companies with the investment into a new and expanded headquarters after a busy 2021 launching its post-production business Space Lion Studios and buying into production companies Vesuvius Pictures in Japan and Momo Film Co. in Singapore.
The company recently partnered with Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) under their enhanced Capability Partnership Programme to upskill local talents and attract international platforms to co-produce even more premium scripted and documentary titles.
Minister for Communications and Information Mrs. Josephine Teo was the Guest-of-Honour at the grand opening on Friday. She toured the new office premises and facilities and officiated the opening ceremony. (For the Minister’s full remarks, please refer to Annex A.)
“Beach House Pictures’ success in creating inspiring Made-with-Singapore stories for an international audience is our vision for all local media companies,” said Mr. Lew Chuen Hong, Chief Executive, Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore.
“I am glad that with the support of IMDA’s Capability Partnership Programme, we will also be able to look forward to Beach House Pictures’ collaborations with international partners, such as LIFT THE ICE on Curiosity Stream and SILK ROAD FROM ABOVE on BiliBili. I encourage all our media companies to dream big, tell their stories to the world and make Singapore a vibrant media hub.”
Beach House Pictures’ recent and significant expansion of its operations within Asia Pacific builds on its strong track record in China as one of the most prolific co-producers of Chinese programs for both local and international audiences. Its Dolby-certified post facility Space Lion Studios also boasts Southeast Asia’s first Near-Field Dolby Atmos studio and a Dolby Vision studio.
Established in 2005, Beach House Pictures has grown from a two-person team into an international production business with a team over 100 strong in Singapore, China and Japan, including a strong foothold in the US. Its shows are distributed into every corner of the globe.
Beach House Pictures’ 16-year partnership with IMDA has played an important role in supporting the company’s ambition to put Singapore on the map as a Centre of Excellence for film and television production in the region and globally. Beach House Pictures has co-produced over 30 international TV programmes with IMDA, creating over 1,100 jobs – elevating the local media industry and upskilling a diverse range of Singaporean talents, resulting in multiple awards and highly-popular shows.
“We’re incredibly proud of our track record with IMDA to produce acclaimed premium content for the global audience,” said Jocelyn Little and Donovan Chan, founding partners of Beach House Pictures. “IMDA’s forward-thinking support for the media industry and our needs make Singapore the perfect place for us to expand our headquarters and attract the best creative talents and business partners.”
Now in its 17th year of operation, Beach House Pictures has produced 500 hours of content, equating to over 1,000 TV episodes and creating compelling stories for the world’s most exciting broadcasters and streamers, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, National Geographic, Discovery, Curiosity Stream, Tencent, Bilibili, and more.
Its most high-profile projects include:
· THE RAINCOAT KILLER (Netflix’s first Korean true crime series)
· EVOLVE (Curiosity Stream’s flagship show)
· ED STAFFORD: FIRST MAN OUT SEASON 2 (Discovery and Bilibili, 40 million views during premiere week in China)
· CHINA FROM ABOVE (Tencent, 250 million views)
· And most recently, BAKE OFF JAPAN (Amazon Prime)