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Singapore's First Co-Production TV Series with Germany Completed

Dated: 28 September 2004

Production companies, Oak3 Films (Singapore), ZDF (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen), FFP New Media GmbH (Germany), and the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) are proud to announce that filming has been completed for the period drama mini-series called House of Harmony.

House of Harmony is Singapore's first co-production project involving production companies from Germany and Singapore. It stars an international cast, including well-known artistes Fann Wong from Singapore, Maggie Q from Hong Kong, Cheng Pei Pei from China and Daniel Morgenroth, Philippe Brenninkmeyer and Andrea Jonasson from Germany.

The two-part series will be broadcast during prime time on ZDF Television in the third quarter of 2005, one of Germany's main terrestrial public broadcasters and with an audience reach of over 15 million viewers.

A garage sale for the fashion, wardrobe and props used on The House of Harmony set will be held at 136 Neil Road from 1 to 3 October 2004, between the hours of 9am to 5pm.

Post-production work will commence in October 2004 and is expected to complete by May 2005.

The mini-series, produced at a budget of Euro$3.5 million, is adapted from well-known American writer Barbara Wood's novel entitled Perfect Harmony.

For further information, please contact:
Oak3 Films Pte Ltd
Ms Zaihirat Banu / Ms Lim Suat Yen
Tel: (65) 6226 2338
Fax: (65) 6226 6229

Media Development Authority of Singapore
Ms Yvonne Poh Assistant Manager
Corporate &Marketing Communications
Fax: (65) 6336 4142

About Oak3films
Founded in 1998 in Singapore by Suat Yen Lim, Zaihirat Banu and Jason Lee, Oak 3 Films has earned a reputation for high quality feature films as well as TV dramas, documentaries, animated series and children programmes shot and aired all over Asia and produced together with MediaCorp, Discovery Channel, Channel 8. Among its major award-winning productions screened at international festivals --THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED, SCHOOL DAYS, GODS MUST BE HUNGRY, TAIWAN'S BEST, 3 FEET APART.

About FFP Media GmbH
One of the leading TV production companies in Europe, FFP Media GmbH works on behalf of broadcasters like ZDF, ARD, Pro7, Sat. It was founded in 1980 by CEO Michael Smeaton and Heidi Ulmke joined the company in 1989. In 1993 Heidi Ulmke won the BAFTA Award for the best drama. It was a co-production in English. Among its several hits--adaptations from popular novels of Rosamunde Pilcher, Joy Fielding (DEEP END, LIFE PENALTY), Charlotte Binghams (TO HEAR A NIGHTINGALE), and Barbara Wood (VITAL SIGNS, THE DREAMING). In 1998 FFP Media GmbH has co-produced HARD TIMES in Los Angeles together with Barry Levinson Productions and Turner Network Television. Heidi Ulmke is the head of its Munich office which develops international projects.​

About the Media Development Authority of Singapore
The Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) aims to develop Singapore into a global media city. Its Media 21 strategy seeks to create a vibrant environment for the industry and public via five key thrusts: establish Singapore as a media exchange;export 'Made-by-Singapore' content;internationalise local media companies;nurture local media talents and develop digital media.