June 5, 2015
By Rechelle Tangcangco
For South East Asia, I haven’t seen a real trend of local-scripted content having international appeal on a sustainable basis. This is a function of two factors— budget and story sensibility. The participation of foreign producers in coming to shoot in SEA or participating in co-production in the long run will have a positive impact, but I believe the pace should be faster.
What are the new and exciting things happening in the Asian film industry at the moment? What challenges do Asian filmmakers face in terms of competing with Hollywood?