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About Abbas Akbar

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Abbas Akbar is an esteemed and versatile filmmaker with over 2 decades of experience. He made a feature film in India, 'Chennai 2 Singapore'. He is the only Singaporean filmmaker till date who has produced and directed a feature film in the highly competitive Indian cinema scene, with theatrical releases in India, Malaysia and Singapore. It is now available on OTT platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. Acquiring a plethora of skills from the cinema industry in India, he is one of the select few directors who can take on the action genre in Singapore.

 

Some of directorial hit shows on Mediacorp Vasantham - Vettai Season 1 (2011), Nijangal (2012), Kshatriyan (2014), Kalaba Kadhala (2018), and Pitham Kaniya (2022). He has executive produced Mediacorp Channel 5 - Game Changer (2023) and Bra (2017) in English, various variety programs and children's drama series in Tamil.

 

Abbas is an alumnus of David Puttnam's Producers Lab 2021. He was one of the select few handpicked by Sir David Puttnam himself for mentorship. 

Career

2007

2009

2010

2012

2014

2017

2022

Started off as a Camera Assistant.

Certain Chapters, a shortfilm made by Abbas Akbar. It was featured at the 23rd Singapore International Film Festival. It built a buzz on the festival circuit in the US and Asia, and was nominated for best short film at the 5th Asian Festival of Short Films. 

Began directing long form shows of various scripted and unscripted formats for Mediacorp.

Kickstarted his feature film journey in Kollywood, India's Tamil movie industry.

Founded Comicbook and began producing programs under its banner. Directed Kshatriyan for Mediacorp Vasantham and executive produced Bra for Ch5.

Theatrical release of feature film 'Chennai2Singapore' in India, Malaysia and Singapore.

Executive produced and directed an English limited series for Mediacorp Ch5.

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