KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian movies have now gone international and film fans in the US and UK can now watch eight popular local productions.
The movies are Mukhsin, J Revolusi (J Revolution), Kampung Drift, Songlap, KIL, Chow Kit, Balada Pencinta (A Lover’s Ballad) and Anak Jantan (The Son).
They are available on popular video-on-demand service Amazon Prime for its subscribers in the US and UK.
In a statement from Primeworks Distribution (the content distribution arm of Primeworks Studios), the release of these titles in its catalogue which cover various genres from action and comedy to drama and sci-fi, is a testament to the quality of local productions.
It also highlights Primeworks Distribution’s commitment to bring the best of Malaysian content to international audiences by expanding global distribution of these titles on popular digital platforms, like Amazon Prime.
The partnership was discussed and concluded at MIPCOM, the world’s largest entertainment content market held annually in Cannes, where Primeworks Distribution attended under the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (Finas) umbrella.
Primeworks Distribution general manager Lyn Nasihin said: “This is a recognition of Malaysian storytelling. Our nation is home to so many great talents who have produced compelling dramas and films with global appeal, and we are extremely proud and excited to see them get the international attention they deserve. This is only the beginning of our relationship with Amazon Prime and we will see more Malaysian content on the platform.”
“We will continue to expand into new platforms and territories through our successful array of content. We would like to express our utmost gratitude to the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia and Finas for their invaluable guidance and support,” she said.
This deal not only includes its in-house productions from Primeworks Studios but also titles that Primeworks Distribution represents.
Audiences can expect to see more Malaysian feature films, drama series and telemovies on Amazon Prime (for its US and UK members) in the near future.