We tell stories.
"Stories may well be lies, but they are good lies that say true things." - Neil Gaiman.
We think that telling stories is the best job in the world and we never let ourselves forget that. We pride ourselves on robust storytelling by collaborating with the best emerging and established storytellers in all their forms.
Founded in 2019, IHM is an independent content development studio dedicated to providing an artistic haven for creative talent. We work directly with Directors, Writers and more to develop their ideas into a full presentation format and pitch it for funding - we are fuelled by a strong desire to bring good stories to life!
Let's tell some good lies that say true things together.
WHO IS IHM?
Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, IHM was founded by Sheen S. Singh and Michael Chen with partners Hafiz Ibrahim, Zureen Zulkifli and Jaan Kit in 2019.
SHEEN S. SINGH
Sheen is a Producer’s Producer. For over 30 years, he has orchestrated epic productions and indeed, has become synonymous with production ethics and benchmarks across the region.
Besides being the President of IHM, Sheen is also the Founder of Passion Pictures with full service production offices in Malaysia, Indonesia & Thailand.
He is a proud Malaysian who talks glowingly about his roots. Naturally, one of his unique strengths is a canny ability to frame the narrative through a cultural lens.
Coming from a legal background but finding his calling as an Actor & Producer. He has been active in the Malaysian Theatre, TV & film scene since 2003.
As an active actor and producer for film, tv, advertising and theatre, he is fully grounded in the creative scene. He is your one-stop-shop to find the right people with the great stories to tell.
Besides producing branded online content between 2014 to 2018, he is also known for his independent works in theatre and his first produced film, CUAK (2014). Michael is excited to get IHM going with the backing of Passion Pictures that can line produce content in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.
Hafiz Ibrahim started out in advertising at Leo Burnett Kuala Lumpur as a Producer that eventually turned Copywriter.
It was during this tenure that Hafiz was given options to ply his true trade as a film director, directing spots for clients from within Leo Burnett Malaysia. Years on, he has directed spots across Asia for conglemerates such as P&G, Unilever, GSK, Canon, Samsung amongst many.
In 2016, he had dabbled with a feature film entitled “Tulus Ikhlas” and won Best Single Drama/Film at the Asian Television Awards knocking major films from Australia, Japan, Taiwan and China. The film was also nominated at the Bahamas International Film Festival that same year.
Like all of the partners at PASSION, Zureen worked his way up the ranks, and knows the ins and outs of production. He is taking all that knowledge and applying it here in IHM as well.
He’s definitely one of the best there is. A quiet achiever in his own right, Zureen is one of Malaysia’s most notable producers, with a decade of local and foreign jobs under his belt.
An avid cyclist, golfer and a darling to all who know him, Zureen always has his game face on at work.
Kit is one of those guys you love to have around, because he makes things happen. Whether it’s managing tough expectations or addressing difficult requests, nothing fazes him because he has a very systematic brain.
Over the years, Kit has worked with numerous big names in the industry and produced significant work. Once you get over Kit’s ‘Hong Kong serial’ demeanour, you’ll find he is a gentle and sentimental creature who cries at emotional commercials made by the team.
Kit is bringing his wealth of experience to IHM for long form content production.
What We Do
ACQUIRING & DEVELOPING
We find the stories and we develop them in the best possible way.
We are constantly on the lookout for new stories that can be developed and pitched for today's content-hungry market.
We are hands on in developing the idea with the creator. From securing all the key elements to make the telling of the story effective to locking down of story rights, the right Director, Writers, Crew and Casting!
Your money goes to everything you see on screen.
As one of the most challenging stages in any project, we have the right partners and connections to produce the best possible version of our ideas that we develop.
Passion Pictures is one such partner. They are a member of the Global Production Network and have offices in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. With them, we are well positioned to make the best of the best.
We oversee to the end.
We chase the best finish for the production.
Our objective is to tell authentic stories that have global appeal. Production values goes hand in hand with good stories.
We are connected to the best of the best in the region and will see to it that the final output is treated with the utmost respect.