The HOOQ Filmmakers Guild is a competition like no other. Starting last March, five competing screenplays selected from participating Asian countries were shown on HOOQ as pilot episodes and the best one will be commissioned into a full series on the platform.
The 5 pilot shows are: Bhak (India),Haunt Me (Singapore), How To Be A Good Girl (Singapore), Aliansi (Indonesia) and Heaven and Hell (Indonesia). The 5 were selected from over 500 submissions received by HOOQ, over a 2-month period, from all over South East Asia.They comprise a mix of genres, from sci-fi comedy to action-thriller and even supernatural-horror.
Each of the above screenplays received US$30,000 to produce the pilot episode.
The will now undergo judging from 5 esteemed filmmakers from Asia, namely Indonesia’s Mouly Surya and Nicholas Saputra, Philippines’ Erik Matti, as well as Thailand’s Wasin Pokpong, and Puttipong Promasakha Na Sakolnakorn. In addition to professional judging, viewership numbers will also be taken into consideration and will also be factored
in before the winner is selected.
“It will be a very difficult decision to commission just one
series!,” HOOQ CEO Peter Bithos said. ” The shows are proof of the quality of filmmakers and unique stories across Southeast Asia. We are committed to support the talented filmmakers in the region in 2018 and beyond as we continue to push boundaries to keep our subscribers HOOQ’d month after month!.”
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