The company has also bought five titles from Capitol Films including Paddy Breathnach's horror film Shrooms, Rigoberto Castaneda's Blackout, Charley Stadler's Dead Fish, John Maybury's Best Times of Our Lives stars Keira Knightley and Lindsay Lohan and Sidney Lumet's Before the Devil Knows You're Dead starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke.
Grand Brilliance is the film production arm of publicly listed Media Prima, Malaysia's largest integrated media group which owns a string of TV channels and radio stations in Malaysia. It branched out into acquisition two years ago.
'We aim to distribute about 12 films a year in addition to three to four of our own productions,' says senior manager for film distribution and international sales Fadzil Manap, adding that he targets to get five to seven Chinese titles at Hong Kong Filmart. Last year it distributed Feng Xiaogang's The Banquet and recently acquired Benny Chan's upcoming action drama Invisible Target.
The company is also a seller at Filmart with two market debut including Kabir Bhatia's love drama Cinta which is Malaysia's first HD feature, and Yasmin Ahmad's Mukhsin which recently won the grand prix and a special mention at Berlin's Generation Kplus.