Raven Capital administration, the U.S. private equity firm that last three hundred and sixty five days obtained distributor Start Road, is to finance a slate of TV initiatives from South East Asia’s Coconuts.
The affiliation will kick-off with pilots for seven unscripted TV shows. Raven and Coconuts TV will partner on worldwide licensing and distribution deals for the assortment.
Coconuts TV is fragment of the Thailand and Singapore-based Coconuts digital publishing neighborhood, headed by Byron Perry. With neat tabloid model, the neighborhood likes to point of curiosity on “irregular and wondrous” untold tales from Asia.
The company’s credits encompass marijuana docu-assortment “Highland,” offered to Netflix in 2017; the exhausting-hitting short-docu variety screen “Coconuts TV on IFLIX,” commissioned by regional streamer Iflix in 2018; and toddle toddle documentary “Nagaland: Twilight of the Headhunters,” offered to Discovery Asia in 2019.
Production on the pilots will more than likely be led by Perry and Vim Shanmugam, head of snort and production with Coconuts TV whose expertise involves working in television and movie at NBCU and Paramount Photos.
“Byron and his Coconuts TV crew are uniquely adept at no longer most productive uncovering and taking pictures phenomenal tales from Southeast Asia, but presenting them in an wise design that will attraction to worldwide audiences. We mediate there is mountainous appetite for prime quality snort that appears to be like and feels distinct,” acknowledged Raven well-known and portfolio supervisor James Masciello,
The seven pilots encompass: “Bangkok Queen,” a docu-drama starring Thailand’s main inch queen Pangina Heals; “Influencer Island,” a actuality opponents screen; “Thai Meals one zero one,” a poetic and visually shapely ode to the candy, bitter, keen, and salty deliciousness of completely executed Thai meals; “Sex Lives Thailand,” a docu-assortment that makes a speciality of Thailand’s various sexualities, toddle assortment “Bolt Woman” celebrating mighty females against the backdrop of meals, trend and celebrity; “Gancha” a docu-assortment referring to the increasing hashish custom and enterprise in Thailand; “Murder Babes,” an actual crime docu-assortment a few high profile extinguish dedicated by a neighborhood of promotional items in Thailand.
Moreover to financing and co-increasing the Coconuts TV slate, Raven is ramping up its trend, production and financing of capabilities and television by its affiliation and financing of Sculptor Media. Raven and Sculptor, in partnership with Zero Gravity Administration, lately accomplished production on “The Marksman” starring Liam Neeson, and directed by Get Lorenz. Neeson also stars in “Trusty Thief,” one for the first movies from the newly relaunched Start Road.
The company’s old company acquisitions encompass the 2015 pick of the Distinctive Media Community, collectively with AMBI Media Community, and pick of a majority stake in David Ian Productions, a main producer, promoter and tour operator of high-profile licensed stage musicals. The Distinctive Media deal included rights to greater than 400 movie titles, working from “Start Again,” “Cruel Intentions,” “Donnie Darko,” “Memento,” and “The Mexican,” to “Toddle,” “The Skulls,” and “Sliding Doorways.”