Viki Acquires Singaporean Drama Perfect Girl


SINGAPORE: The video-streaming website Viki has picked up the drama Perfect Girl from Singapore’s BananaMana Films.

Perfect Girl was initially created as a 10-episode series but is also available as a short feature. The award-winning production tells the story of a man and woman who had crushes on each other in high school and are given the opportunity to pursue a romance when they reunite ten years later. It will roll out to global audiences as part of Viki’s Valentine’s Day offerings.

Jason Chan, co-founder of BananaMana Films, remarked: “Viki is a platform that we had watched grow from its local beginnings to a huge global streaming service. That it had started by bringing Korean content to the world makes it special for us as we’ve been inspired by Korean film and TV. It’s no accident that their content travels; currently they make some of the best shows in the world. Having Perfect Girl amongst other global and Korean prime-time TV and films is a dream. Getting our show in front of millions worldwide and having it cross language barriers is also incredibly exciting. Here in Singapore we’re constantly being told that local content doesn’t travel but I think Perfect Girl proved that it CAN travel and make a mark not only on the festival circuit but on a global network too. We hope this will help pave the way for other locally made dramas to reach international audiences.”