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Primeworks Distribution & Amazon Prime Pact for Malaysian Films


Eight Malaysian film titles from the Primeworks Distribution catalog are now available on Amazon Prime for members in the U.S. and U.K.

The award-winning titles that are available on Amazon Prime (in the U.S. and U.K.) are Mukhsin, J Revolusi (J Revolution), Kampung Drift, Songlap, KIL, Chow Kit, Balada Pencinta (A Lover’s Ballad) and Anak Jantan (The Son). The release of these titles on Amazon Prime underscores Primeworks Distribution’s commitment to bring Malaysian content to international audiences.

Mukhsin, from Yasmin Ahmad, explores what happens when your best friend starts to develop romantic feelings for you. J Revolution tells the story of Jay Zulkarnain, an assault leader for Malaysia’s elite special forces known as the UTK. Kampung Drift, meanwhile, is the coming-of-age tale of Johan, a teenager in search of the meaning of life and love through drift racing.

Songlap follows two brothers, Am (Shaheizy Sam) and Ad (Syafie Naswip), who are involved in a baby-selling syndicate run by a woman known as Mama. KIL chronicles the life of a suicidal young man, Akil, who seeks out an organization that will help him kill himself, accidentally finding love along the way. A group of abandoned teenagers living through dark times on the streets makes a pact in Chow Kit, and A Lover’s Ballad focuses on a forbidden love between an ex-gang member turned busker, Amir, and Aisyah, an art enthusiast and socialite. Lastly, The Son is an action thriller that tells the story of Darin, who is haunted by a past life.

Lyn Nasihin, general manager of Primeworks Distribution, said: “Today’s announcement is a recognition of Malaysian storytelling. Our nation is home to so many great talents who have produced compelling dramas and films with global appeal, and 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.”

“We will continue to expand into new platforms and territories through our successful array of content. We would like to express our utmost gratitude to the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia and FINAS for their invaluable guidance and support,” she added.

About Alison Skilton

Alison Skilton is an associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected]


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