LA and Asia-basedproducer/investor Bigfoot Entertainment plans to invest in Singapore-producedfeatures through its Bigfoot Partners Film Fund.
The fund, which aims tosupport high-quality independent productions from emerging and established filmmakers,will pump between $200,000 and $2m into individual
According to Bigfoot directorof creative development, Timothy Doolen, the fund is looking for Asia-themedprojects, preferably English language, as the films are meant for the world audience.
"Our goal is to showcase
Seto Lok Yin, director of industrydevelopment at Singapore's Media Development Authority, said the fund "will help address some of the financinggaps of the local media industry".
Since its launch in 2004,the Bigfoot Partners Film Fund has invested around $6m in six projects whichit partially funded or fully produced. These include 3 Needles, for which Thom Fitzgerald won best director at the 2005Atlantic Film Festival, and psychological thriller Irreversi, which marks the directorial debut of Bigfoot chairman MichaelGleissner. Some of these projects feature Asian cast and were filmed in
"Bigfoot is committed tofacilitating additional resources to raise the production value for localfilms," said Gleissner. "We are convinced that there are film-makers in
Bigfoot has committed afurther $3m on six projects which are due to start shooting in the next four toeight months, two of which - romantic comedy Cockfight and an action adventure about lost gold - will be shot in
The company has set up astudio and film school in