Southeast Asian Producers Network



Joachim Ng

Director, Singapore Film Commission

Mary Liza Diño

Chairperson and CEO, Film Development Council of the Philippines

Aditya Assarat

Director, Purin Pictures

Xie Meng

Founder and CEO, Rediance

Maria Ruggieri

Head of Sales and Acquisitions, Asian Shadows

Daniel Hui

Filmmaker, 13 Little Pictures

Tran Thi Bich Ngoc

Producer, An Nam Productions

Shanty Harmayn

Founder and CEO, Base Entertainment

Foo Fei Ling

Producer, Ghost Grrrl Pictures

Juan Foo

Producer, Taipan Films


Asra Aman

Papahan Films, Singapore

Ric Aw

The Creative Room, Singapore

Jade Francis Castro

VY/AC Productions, The Philippines

Maenum Chagasik

Electric Eel Films, Thailand

Bradley Liew

Epicmedia Productions, Philippines

Lim Shu Jia


Nguyen Luong Hang


Thu Thu Shein


Vannaphone Sitthirath

Lao New Wave Cinema Productions, Laos

Teh Su Ching

Purple Tree Pictures, Singapore

Supatcha Thipsena

Mobile Lab Project, Thailand

Lisa Teh


Marilyn Wong

A Really Good Film Company, Singapore


Bambby Cheuk

NTU Wee Kim Wee School of Communications and Information, Singapore

Spencer Lam

LASALLE College of the Arts, Puttnam School of Film & Animation, Singapore


In an intimate closed-door setting, six Southeast Asian producers with recent films are invited to share the process of creating their works with each other and our industry guests from the international film festival circuit and granting bodies; the successes, shortfalls and possibilities of stretching the potential of their company’s works.

Sophie Bourdon
Head, Locarno Film Festival Open Doors

Sophie Bourdon has over 25 years of experience in the European and international film industry; in international sales, co-productions, festivals and training. Among other responsibilities, she was Chief Executive of the European organisation ACE Producers for 11 years (2000-2011). Prior to ACE, she was an international sales agent for MK2 and Mercure Distribution.

Julien Enzanno
Bilateral Affairs Advisor, Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC)

Julien Ezanno’s role at the CNC within the international policy unit is to develop bilateral relations, encourage foreign producers to work with French partners, and manage international co-productions. He was also the French delegate to Eurimages: the Council of Europe fund for the co-production, distribution, exhibition and digitisation of European cinematographic works.

Jacob Wong
Director, Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) and Film Industry Services Office

Jacob Wong has been working with the Hong Kong International Film Festival for over two decades, and is also the Berlinale’s delegate for China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.


Yulia Evina Bhara

Yulia Evina Bhara is the founder of KawanKawan Media, a production company based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Her most recent film, The Science of Fictions directed by Yosep Anggi Noen premiered at this year’s Locarno Film Festival where it received a Special Mention award in the Concorso internazionale section, and won Boccalino d’Oro for best film awarded by independent film critics at the Locarno Film Festival.

Armi Rae Cacanindin

Armi Rae Cacanindin is a producer from the Philippines who specialises in international co-productions. Her two projects, Whether the Weather is Fine by Carlo Francisco Manatad and the creative documentary, Aswang by Alyx Ayn Arumpac, received the prestigious Aide aux cinémas du monde fund, for two consecutive cycles.

Panuksmi Hardjowirogo

Co-founder of M’GO FILMS, PanuksmiHardjowirogois focused on co-producing works that respect the principal of cultural differences as being vibrant and inherently complex. Her recent credits include

Mai Meksawan

Mai Meksawan co-founded Extra Virgin, which is now a leading independent production company in Thailand. In 2014, he founded Diversion, which recently produced Phuttiphong Aroonpheng’s

Ellie Ngim

Ellie Ngim is a film and TVC director and producer. She currently runs Bert Pictures and BeVRR, a production services company for feature films and TV. She was a directing fellow at the Asian Film Academy in 2015, and is also one of the lead producers for an HBO anthology narrative series spanning eight countries, eight directors and eight different stories.

Tran Thi Bich Ngoc

Tran Thi Bich Ngoc has worked on large-scale international productions in Vietnam such as Phillip Noyce’s Quiet American, Tran Anh Hung’s Vertical Ray of the Sun, and Hans Peter Moland’s Beautiful Country. She has produced acclaimed arthouse films such as Phan Dang Di’s Big Father, Small Father & Other Stories, and Ash Mayfair’s The Third Wife. Ngoc is the co-founder of Autumn Meeting, a non-profit organisation that supports young filmmakers in Vietnam and the region.

Producers Network Talk
Southeast Asian Stories on a Global Stage
24 Nov, Sun | 2.00pm | 90min | Oldham Theatre

As part of our ongoing efforts to bring together the region’s film community, this year’s Southeast Asian Producers Network has expanded its programme to include additional industry professionals and events. The three-day industry programme will bring together 25 producers and speakers, and they will address a range of pertinent topics relating to the latest developments and strategies in regard to content production in the region.