Shot through the heart, and cupid’s to blame. iflix’s Studio2:15 and Macam Yes Studios, the team behind DanKhoo Productions, has announced the premiere of their first Malaysian short-form original mini-series, Cupid Co.
Cupid Co. is a modern and unique twist to the tale of the ancient Roman god of love, Cupid. Only this time Cupid isn’t a single person, but an organisation focused on one thing – helping people fall in love. It isn’t as straight forward as it sounds of course. You see, Cupid isn’t supposed to fall in love, or have a human fall in love with him.
In this modern spin, Tim, a cupid makes a human, Michelle, fall in love with him. He’s caught between letting love run its course and breaking all the rules or abide by the strict rules of the organisation. Tim faces the consequences of his trials and tribulations, with his best friend and colleague, Bruce, by his side.
The series was written and directed by Malaysian YouTube veterans Brian Lee and Ernest Ng, with Dan Khoo as co-director and executive products. It stars Michael Lean (Kael) as Tim, Michelle Leong as Michelle, Dennis Yin as Bruce, Amanda Ang as Director Evans, Tanesh as Eugene, and Ernest Ng as Matt.
The collaboration between Studio2:15 and Macam Yes Studios marks the first time iflix has ventured into creating short-form content. Seeing that mobile users are the driving force in online viewing, Cupid Co. is the first of many projects lined up for release in the next few months.
iflix solicited tenders from local YouTube creators for an original mini-series earlier this year. Eventually, Macam Yes Studios was awarded MYR250,000 in funding to bring their story to life.
Studio2:15’s head of studio, Craig Galvin said that the project underscores iflix’s commitment to work closely with creator communities and to develop localised content that appeals to local audiences. He said iflix was thrilled to have the opportunity to partner “one of Malaysia’s finest and most acclaimed home-grown content creators, whilst giving them a whole new platform to expand their talent and creativity.”
iflix Malaysia and Brunei country manager, Diana Boo added, “Our work with Macam Yes Studios is just the beginning of our localisation plans and we look forward to showcasing even more locally produced short-form content to eager audiences, both locally and regionally.”
For Macam Yes Studios founder, Dan Khoo, the opportunity to work on a bigger scale proved both challenging and fulfilling. The series also enables the studio to reach an even wider regional and global audience. Will there be a Season 2? The prominent content creator certainly hopes so.
The six-part series is available to stream and download for free exclusively on iflix now.
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