Edmund Dion Lim is Papahan Films Managing Director, a company he co-founded with his long-time friend, M. Raihan Halim. In this role, he has been responsible for the company’s growth, financial structure and its vision and strategy for the next few years.
With more than 10 years of experience working with companies in the Public Relations and Marketing sector, Edmund has had a hand in building higher business growth and marketability for the companies he had worked with, expanding his background in product development; sales and marketing; public relations and operations.
With his education in Media & Communications and collaborating with M. Raihan Halim, Writer and Director, this have allowed him to bring his business acumens to the media sector, bridging the business and creativity aspects into a TV production company, where Creativity and Business are merged.
A graduate of Chapman University, Asra Aman is a Creative Producer with several award-winning dramas under her belt. The driving force behind hit series, Papa, Rock! (2011) and the two-decade spanning drama, BFF (2011), she has since gone on to produce other dramas such as Mr Perfect (2011), the ten-year anniversary SARS docu-drama, and multi-platform storytelling dramas such as Firasat (2014).
In 2014, she brought her well-honed production expertise to the big screen with her first feature film, Banting. Always on the lookout to find creative ways to produce both thought-provoking yet commercially driven projects, she was keenly involved in the creative process prior to the production of the film.
She is currently working on various telemovie and drama projects, and hopes to continue producing projects for both the big screen, and for television.
Often calling himself a “part-time scriptwriter, fulltime storyteller”, M. Raihan Halim’s career in television began after winning two Golden Pen Awards at the MDA: National Scriptwriting Competition in the years 2005 and 2007. He’s the only local writer/director whose television works transcends cultural lines and are featured in all four main channels in the country.
Best known for his award-winning television dramas, his telemovies Yazid Wears Diapers garnered the Best Special Drama award in a local television award show and Big Time In Little Street was nominated in 2010 Asian Television Awards. In 2011 alone, he wrote, produced and directed three critically-acclaimed hit series for Suria and okto.
Pushing the boundaries of storytelling, his television works Munah and Hirzi (2012), and Firasat (2014) sought to engage television audiences through multiple platforms – radio, magazine, as well as online content for an immersive narrative experience.
Raihan embarked on his feature film project, Banting in 2014. Banting’s commercial release in Singapore theaters was met with overwhelming response. The film was also screened at the 34th Hawaii International Film Festival.