EST Studios Partners with N8 to Expand Slate of Films from Thailand, Korea, China and Indonesia

New EST N8 partnership to focus on international sales and distribution expansion in leading Asian markets.

Independent finance, production and sales company EST Studios has announced a partnership with New York and Bangkok-based N8 Studios to represent a slate of Asian films at the major global film markets including the current Marche du Film at Cannes. The partnership will focus on expanding the slate of premium Thai, Korean, Chinese, and Indonesian films and will look to sell the titles for worldwide territories.

The goal behind the slate is to celebrate the shared vision to bring Asia to the World, and to forge new partnerships with filmmakers from the East and introduce new premium Asian film and television IP to global audiences.

The first title in the partnership is Thai hit thriller/horror film HOME FOR RENT co-produced by N8 Studios and Thailand’s GDH. The film has been widely released theatrically in Asia by GDH and will soon be released in Latin America. The partnership will represent the film in the North America/US territory. EST N8 will seek to replicate the recent creative theatrical marketing successes of HOME FOR RENT on a global scale in each local market through the partnership on the entire slate going forwards.

The deal for the partnership was negotiated by Tenten Wei for EST Studios and by Kris Eiamsakulrat for N8.

“We are very excited to partner with N8 on a slate of incredible films that will entertain audiences worldwide,” said Chairman/Co-CEO Jaeson Ma of EST Studios.

“We look for stories that connect, challenge, and celebrate the 4.5 billion Asian voices around the world.” said N8’s Kris Eiamsakulrat.

“We aim to tell high-quality Asian stories with nuanced truth and multi-dimensional honesty; showcasing innovative perspectives and powerful narratives on a global scale and for the global audience.” said N8’s Rachel Wu.

Recent EST sales titles include CHABAK from producer Tiger Yeongseop Kim, THE HARVEST from director Caylee So, Emmy-award winning director Jessica Q. Chen’s documentary SURF NATION, 2023 Canneseries title STREAMS FLOW FROM A RIVER, and producing titles K-POPS! directed by Grammy winner Anderson .Paak, and the documentary HIDDEN LETTERS, Violet Du Feng’s 2023 Academy Award shortlisted Feature Documentary which made its world premiere at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival.

About N8 Studios
N8 Studios is an artist-led independent film, documentary, and television studio co-founded by Kris Eiamsakulrat and Rachel Wu. N8 aims to empower the next wave of filmmakers to tell stories that enrich the world of cinema and redefine Asian narratives in global pop culture. In addition to distribution, the studio is currently producing and developing 8 projects for the global audience. Upcoming projects include “Heals,” a feature documentary directed by International Emmy Award winning Thai director Pailin Wedel. The project showcases the power of performance art to heal and inspire change with the backdrop of Thailand’s conservative yet celebrated drag culture, featuring the transformative journey of Pangina Heals, Asia’s first RuPaul drag race star with a Las Vegas residency.
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About EST Studios
Founded in 2022 by Jaeson Ma and Eric Tu, EST Studios represents all genres of Asian content in the international marketplace in search of the Greatest Stories Never Told. In addition to worldwide sales and distribution, EST Studios will partner with the most exciting Asian talent to develop, finance, and produce the next big global film/TV phenomenon. EST Studios specializes in producing and representing premium Asian film and episodic content for distribution worldwide. The company is looking at an annual slate of 15 projects that they will be financing, producing, and representing for sales across the major global film markets (EFM/AFM/Cannes).
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