108 Media Invests in Revolution Media


108 Media, which acquired DCD Rights at the end of last year, has picked up a majority stake in the Asian production outfit Revolution Media.

Led by Zainir Aminullah, Revolution Media was founded as Ideate Media in 2013 and was rebranded in 2019 following a management buy-out. Its credits include Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and The Ghost Bride, along with a raft of Asian theatrical films.

With the investment, 108 Media takes on Revolution Media’s current slate and staff. It will invest in developing and acquiring additional premium scripted IP as well as expanding into factual for brand and ad-sales partnerships. 108 Media will function as the studio and financier as well as global sales outfit for the slate, including I Am Vash, Inspector Singh and The Undone Years.

Aminullah, CEO of Revolution Media, noted, “It has always been our ambition to be a key international player, and although we’ve had successes in the past, this new path with 108 Media will catapult our slate and realize our original vision. The diversity and depth of stories from the region have always been our root and inspiration, and now we see a clear runway for these stories to reach a global audience.”

Abhi Rastogi, CEO of 108 Media, added, “In our continued mission to find and assimilate partners into our unique entertainment ecosystem of being a key player in connecting cultures and cross-border content, we found a terrific creative and corporate synergy with Revolution Media and our established global sales and financing infrastructures that are currently functioning in local and international markets.”

Justin Deimen, president of production at 108 Media, added, “I’ve known Zainir personally for ages and respected all that he’s built with his long-held belief that Asian-led productions and stories have an important place in the global content conversation. He’s set the tone for many young producers here in reaching for higher ground, and I’m genuinely excited to be able to welcome him into the growing 108 Media family to build a bigger platform for the region to be organic co-producers and co-financiers with top-tier media conglomerates across the world.”