Apparat Sdn Bhd
Company SSM No 814125-U
Apparat is an independent film production company set up in 2009 by Malaysian filmmakers, Dain Iskandar Said and Nandita Solomon, to tell stories through fiction and documentary films, in collaboration with other filmmakers & storytellers from the Asian region and beyond.At present, Apparat is managed by Dain, Nandita and Nikki Tok, who between them share about 30 years of experience in the film industry. They run Apparat with a small team of dedicated film professionals who all share the same vision u2013 making good films that are commercially viable.u00a0Dain is the head creative, while he shares responsibilities for research and development of our feature and documentary films with Nandita, who also handles financial and business affairs as well as marketing and distribution aspects. Nikki Tok is our Head of Finance & Admin who works with Nandita on Business Affairs and also oversees production accounts, collections, reporting and so on. Apparatu2019s first narrative feature, u2018Bunohanu2019 (2011) was Malaysiau2019s official submission for the Best Foreign Language Oscar 2013, making it only the 2nd film to ever be submitted by Malaysia. The film also gained recognition at international and Malaysian awards and festivals including the Taipei Golden Horse Festival (NETPAC Award), Jogjakarta Netpac Asian Film Festival (Golden Hanoman u2013 Best Film), Asian Pacific Screen Awards (Nominated u2013 Cinematography), Asia Pacific Film Festival (Nominated: Best Film, Director & Cinematography), Anugerah Skrin (Best Film & Screenplay) and Festival Filem Malaysia, among others. Bunohan swept 8 awards at the Festival Filem Malaysia 2013, including Best Film and Best Director.Apparat is currently developing 4 feature film scripts; 3 are in-house Malay-language thrillers, and the 4th is a drama with an Indonesian co-producer. Apparat is the Malaysian co-production partner for the 1st Australia-Malaysia documentary co-production, a 3-part natural history series entitled u201cNatureu2019s Best Kept Secret: The Coral Triangleu2019. The series, produced by Wild Fury in Australia is distributed by ZDF Enterprise and has been picked up by Discovery Asia.