— FILM

MOMO

CO ©

A SOUTHEAST ASIAN BASED FILM & TV COMPANY

↳ About us

We collaborate closely with filmmakers and specialise in developing and producing narrative works. Our promise is to stake out new territories for emerging Southeast Asian filmmakers to develop new and authentic Asian stories with taste and ambition. Every piece of work is very precious for us. Our films regularly attend and open at prestigious markets and festivals.

↳ Our Team

Founder - Producer

TAN SI EN

Tan Si En is a film & TV producer and founder of film and tv company - Momo Film Co.

An alumnus of Berlinale Talents and Rotterdam Lab, Si En produced Dreaming & Dying by Nelson Yeo which made its World Premiere and won two prestigious Golden Leopards at the Locarno Film Festival 2023. And Wet Season by Anthony Chen which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival 2019, Platform Competition. Wet Season was selected by the Singapore Film Commission as the nation’s Oscars 2021 representative and was lauded critically, receiving 12 awards internationally including the distinguished Golden Horse Awards. Their latest co production The Year Of The Everlasting Storm premiered in Cannes Film Festival 2021, Arnold Is A Model Student by Sorayos Prapapan premiered in Locarno Film Festival 2022, Andragogy by Wregas Bhanuteja premiered in Toronto 2023.

Si En was the assistant producer of POP AYE by Kirsten Tan, which won the Special Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival 2017 and the VPRO Big Screen Award at International Film Festival Rotterdam. They are developing and producing prominent award winning projects such as Don't Cry, Butterfly by Duong Dieu Linh, This City is a Battlefield by Mouly Surya, Some Nights I Feel Like Walking by Petersen Vargas, among others.

They also spearheaded the Objectifs Short Film Incubator and Momo Distribution Grant. Si En’s producing efforts have been featured in publications such as Screendaily, Variety, Channel News Asia and Yahoo. In 2020, they were recognised as one of The Straits Times 30 under 30 - The Arts. In 2021, Si En received the youth inspiration award given by National Youth Council and Scape. In 2023, they were honoured by Tatler's GenT as Leaders of Tomorrow.

Founder - Writer, Director

KRIS ONG

Kris Ong is a writer/ director.

Her latest screenwriting effort, Ajoomma, executive produced by Anthony Chen and directed by He Shuming, premiered at Busan International Film Festival 2022 and was nominated for 4 Golden Horse Awards, including Best Original Screenplay for Shuming and Kris.As a director, her works have screened at over 30 international film festivals.

Her latest short film Sunday, had its world premiere at the Palm Springs International ShortFest 2019. Other short films by Kris include You Idiot and Mountainland: A Celebration.

She was previously a script consultant at HBO Asia from 2019-2021, and is an alumnus of Sundance Intensive Asia, Singapore International Film Festival's Southeast Asian Film Lab, and Yamagata Documentary Dojo. In 2020, she was featured in The Straits Times 30 under 30 - The Arts list for her work in Momo Film Co.

SETH CHEONG

Development Writer

Seth Cheong is a writer-director that graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2021.

Since then, he has worked for leading creative companies in Singapore including Fiction Shore, BlkJ, and Dauntlus Studios. His first short film Is it Cold in Winter? was nominated at the 8th National Youth Film Awards (Student) for Best Film, Director, and Screenplay and his second short film Lay Over premiered at the 33rd Singapore International Film Festival. Most recently, he wrote and co directed a web series for Comedy Central Asia.

ISAAC CHAN

Special Projects

Isaac Chan is a multi-disciplinary artist, actor, writer, and spearheads special projects at Momo Film Co. He is fascinated by both the common folk narrative and the extravagance of living, and aims to serve as a conduit for displays of these human behaviours.

Aside from pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Filmmaking at Nanyang Technological University, he is a fierce advocate for community. Isaac's personal and artistic practise is greatly informed by his love for both stories and people.

GISELLE LIN

Script Reader

Giselle Lin is a filmmaker from Singapore.

She graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts’ Puttnam School of Film & Animation with a First Class Bachelor of Arts in Film. Her thesis film Yi yi (Time Flows in Strange Ways on Sundays), which she wrote and directed, had its world premiere at the 74th Locarno Film Festival’s Pardi di domani: International Competition category. Giselle has always wanted to tell stories about women, for women; depicting women’s passions, disappointments, and routines.

She is inspired by the transience of being and the impermanence of, and emotional quality present in, all things, living or not. Giselle often looks to the women around her, and their experiences and moments in-between, for stories. She hopes to forever make films filled with human truth, touch, and taste — films that people feel before understanding.

SOPHIA SIM

Producer

Sophia Sim's first foray into the filmmaking industry was on A Land Imagined by Yeo Siew Hua (Golden Leopard Locarno, 2018). Her most recent narrative production is Nicole Midori Woodford’s debut feature, Last Shadow At First Light (SEAFIC-TFL, 2017).

She co produced Nelson Yeo’s Dreaming (Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, 2022). Most recently, she produced for Kent Chan’s Future Tropics in his Heat Waves (Gasworks UK, 2023) exhibition piece and Dreaming & Dying by Nelson Yeo (Locarno Film Festival, 2023).

JOEL NEO

Producer

Joel Neo is a recipient of the 2021 SG:D Scholarship issued by the Infocomm Media Development Authority, she is drawn to female-led narratives that interrogate the realities we both exist and create. Joel has experience with leading narrative film companies in the likes of Akanga Film Asia and Zhao Wei Films.

Most recently, Joel produced Megan Lim En's short film Peace Funeral Home, supported by the National Youth Film Awards Film Facilitation Program 2022 and Ash Goh's upcoming short film. She is currently the AP for Don't Cry, Butterfly and A Useful Ghost.

TIFFANY NAH

Social Media Manager

Tiffany Nah graduated from the National University of Singapore with a B.A. (Hons) in Literature and a minor in Film Studies. Tiff is experienced at creating materials and content for film related marketing. She takes charge and oversees Momo FIlm Co's social media content and strategy.

GREG ABBOTT

Legal Counsel

Greg is an experienced legal and business affairs counsel with deep experience in the entertainment industry, and in IP, multi-party financing, employment issues, joint venture set-ups, and dispute resolution. Strong legal professional with a Masters of Law from the University of Sydney.

YUAN POH WAH

Financial Controller

With decades of experience, Poh Wah works closely with the Managing Director to manage and quality control company accounts, financial systems, and improving efficiency at the company in order to bring higher productivity to Momo's workflow and productions.


↳ What We Do

01.

Creative Development

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Financing

03.

Co Production

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Production Services

SELECTED Awards
& Recognitions

Locarno Film Festival (2023)

Coveted Filmmakers of the Present – Golden Leopard (Pardo d’oro Cineasti del presente) award and Swatch First Feature Award (Prize for Best First Feature)

ContentAsia Awards (2022)

Best Short-form Drama Series for Maybe, Marriage. Now screening on Paramount+ and Viddsee.

Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (2022)

Wouter Barendrecht Award and Udine Focus Asia Award for Don't Cry, Butterfly.

Talents Tokyo Award (2022)

Special Mention for Tropical Rain, Death Scented Kiss.