Hong Kong-based One Cool Film Production has opened a new operation in Malaysia, with The Locksmith as its first feature filmed in the country and La Luna as its first Singapore-Malaysia co-production.
The new venture was officially launched on April 20 by Sam Kan, director of One Cool Film Malaysia, and But Tang, Hong Kong-based executive director of One Cool Film Production. The move is part of the company’s plan to expand in the Asia Pacific region. The cast includes Philip Keung (
Tracey), Samantha Ko, Benz Hui and Raymond Wong from Hong Kong as well as Malaysian actress Yumi Wong, who is also a co-producer on the film. It is in post-production.One Cool Film Malaysia has also boarded Singapore-Malaysia co-production La Luna, which is backed by Clover Films, Papahan Films and ACT 2 Pictures, with support from the Singapore Film Commission, Malaysia’s Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM) and National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS). The film was directed by Singaporean Raihan Halim, and produced by Mayalsia’s Adrian Teh. The cast includes Sharifah Amani, Shaheizy Sam, and Sharifah Amani from the
Police Evo series. One Cool Artist Management represents Malaysian actresses Fish Liew and Yumi Wong, who were both recently seen in the record-breaking Hong Kong film A guilty conscience. “Our operation in Malaysia allows us to invest in local content and grow the market there for Chinese-language films. We are also investing in Chinese-language content in Singapore and Taiwan as well as local content in Thailand.”Since its inception under the One Cool Group in 2013, One Cool Film Production has been actively spearheading Hong Kong productions. The sci-fi blockbuster Warriors of Future starring Louis Koo and produced by the company founder was the highest grossing Hong Kong film last year.