Eight local films on Amazon prime in US, UK

Last update: 21/01/2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 -- Eight Malaysian films are now available on popular video-on-demand service, Amazon Prime for its members in the United States and United Kingdom.

The popular and award-winning titles on Amazon Prime are Mukhsin, J Revolusi (Jrevolution), Kampung Drift, Songlap, KIL, Chow Kit, Balada Pencinta (A Lover's Ballad) and Anak Jantan (The Son).  

Primeworks Distribution Sdn Bhd (Primeworks Distribution) general manager, Lyn Nasihin in a statement announcing the release of the titles on Amazon Prime, said it was a recognition for Malaysian storytelling.

"Our nation is home to so many great talents who have produced compelling dramas and films with global appeal. We are extremely proud and excited to see them get the international attention they deserve. 

"This is only the beginning of our relationship with Amazon Prime and we will see more Malaysian content on the platform," she said.

Amazon Prime with 100 million users worldwide is a paid subscription service offered by US tech giant Amazon that gives users access to services including delivery, streaming music, video, etc.

The release of these titles on Amazon Prime underscores Primeworks Distribution’s commitment to bringing the best of Malaysian content to international audiences by expanding the global distribution of these titles on popular digital platforms like Amazon Prime.

The partnership was discussed and concluded at the International Market of Communications Programmes (MIPCOM), the world’s largest entertainment content market held annually in Cannes, where Primeworks Distribution attended under the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (Finas) umbrella. 

Primeworks Distribution also expressed its utmost gratitude to the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia and Finas for the invaluable guidance and support in the undertaking.