Mipcom: IO Creative Makes Market Debut With Asian Content Slate

Patrick Frater

Singapore- and Switzerland-based IO Creative is making its debut at MIPCOM this week with a slate of Asian entertainment content and formats.

The company was established earlier this year by Jacqueline Chan and pitches itself as a development, production and consultancy agency specializing in original factual/lifestyle entertainment, youth and branded content.

Executives include creative director, Marc Checkley, U.K.-based writer, Gary Russell (“Dr Who,” “Torchwood”,) producer/director Nick Oh (“Kids vs Film 2,” “Photo Face Off”,) designer/illustrator Darel Seow and cinematographer C.S Tay (“Asia’s Next Top Model 3,” “Run Rachael Run”.)

In Cannes it will be offering Korean travel adventure series, “Going Koastal,” co-developed with Korea’s Mountain TV; and luxury food travel series “Die Die Must Try!,” starring Nikki Muller (“The Food Detectives,” “Bicycle Diaries,” “Fox Sports Asia”.) The company is seeking brand partnerships and aims to get a pilot made in Asia in Q2, 2017.

It has already struck strategic alliances with New Zealand’s Top Shelf Productions (“Reality Trip,”  “Lion  Queen,” “Loving  in  Limbo”,) Los Angeles-based branded/short-form producer Cat  Eye Productions, global distributor TVF International (U.K.) and Mott Visuals in Vietnam.

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