Sunday, 31 December 2017

Happy 2018!

In 2007, when we first started Tiny Island, we only have one simple dream. We wanted to create a commercially sustainable environment that allow us to pursue our passion in animation.
With no money and little knowledge, I have busted 4 credit cards to start this journey. I started running a night class in Animation Production by renting a classroom from a local polytechnic. My first batch of graduates joined us in production who eventually become the departmental head of the company. At that time, I thought we will only last for 6 months. With blessings, from a 2000 sqft office, we grew to a 10,000 sqft office after a year. From a few freelancers to eventually a 120 man team.
For the last 10 years, it has been a roller coaster ride. It has been tough. We were on our own by bootstrapping. Not taking a single cent were taken from any investor. When the crew run out of job, I decided to create jobs for ourselves by investing all our years of savings of USD$5.2M to create our IP Dream Defenders. Many people thought we were insane. What has been seen as a mistake has eventually become a global IP that has been sold to 80 over countries. 5 platforms in the US. And eventually gotten DreamWorks to be our distributor. Now Dream Defenders is heading to China, becoming our first feature film.
A few years back, our local industry climate started to change. We were hit badly by 2 crisis that almost wipe us out entirely. I still recall that one of my ex staff told me to close down the company and find a job.
At times, I felt hopeless seeing some of our core people leaving one after another. I am forever grateful for those who stayed and fought really hard with the remaining team. Without this persistence, we will never able to turn the table around. Looking at the video brings back so many great memories and it wasn’t easy to hold back the tears.
The journey we have gone through isn’t about fame and money. It’s about a team of individuals coming together, going through thick and thin to build a dream they believe in. Many of us started as fresh grad, later got married, have kids and we grew old together. Tiny Island is all about this family culture we have built. Its this spirit that has made the company special which will last a life time. And all I hope for is a better living for our crew in the future.
For those who has been with us, I sincerely thank you for being part of this wonderful memory and journey. It’s you that has brought us to where we are. Without your support, we will never reach this 10th year.
2018 opens a new chapter. A new future. A new beginning. With the new passionate individuals joining us, together I know that we are going to make the difference.
From the Bottom of My Heart. A Big Thank you to those who has supported us.
Happy New Year 2018.

Monday, 25 December 2017

Tiny Island Christmas Steamboat Dinner Video

To our TIP Family and everyone,
Merry Christmas and Have a happy new year!

Check out our video here!

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Tiny Island Christmas Dinner 2017

19th December 2017 Tiny island Christmas Dinner. The Tipsters year end awesomeness.







Tiny Island Xmas Party 2017

Xmas steamboat party. It's great having everyone together after a year of hard 
work. Merry Christmas.


Saturday, 16 December 2017

Story Artists Wanted

Interested applicants please apply here. The details can be found here: https://goo.gl/forms/m60UaX0RIzbxd4gY2


Monday, 11 December 2017

Linda Chang, our GM

Our GM - Linda Chang. She has brought us through the toughest time of our company's journey. We are forever grateful.





Saturday, 2 December 2017

Getting Animated about Animation

An article that mentioned us
Read the full article here

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Finally our 10th Year Anniversary

We have finally reached our 10th Years Anniversary. We have come a long way. Till this day, we still have not taken a single cent from any investor. It wasn't easy. Many times, people tell me to close the company. We kept fighting on. Its all blessings. I didn't imagine we can make it. Thanks you everyone for standing by the company through thick and thin. Else the dream wouldn't have come this far. I only have one wish. More work and better future for our crew and their family.


Saturday, 25 November 2017

Shanghai WingsMedia Strikes $250M Animation Co-Production Deal With Shellhut, Tiny Island

Tiny Island is expanding assembling a strong international story team for its up coming feature films project. In the next 12 years, the studio is planning to develop 12 IPs and these IPs will be used to build themepark in Thailand. (You can read about it below)
Currently we have Paul Chung (http://cargocollective.com/paulchunganimat…/About-Paul-Chung) as our Film Director and Pascal Campion as our Production Designer (http://www.shannonassociates.com/pascalcampion)
Those who are interested, must prepare to relocate to Singapore. You must have experience in feature film productions. Good storytelling skill. Storyboarding and animatics production.
Interested applicants please apply here. The details can be found here: https://goo.gl/forms/m60UaX0RIzbxd4gY2



Friday, 24 November 2017

Tiny Island 10th Anniversary Dinner

24th November 2017
Tiny island celebrated our 10th Anniversary with our awesome TIPster family!
This is the awesomeness that happened!





MIPCOM Video

Our China partner SMG wingsmedia and us at MIPCOM
(French Mandarin TV - 法国华人卫视)

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Picture with Hans Bacher

Hans Bacher. The master sifu. (The Production Designer for Mulan) I am so honoured to have known him. It's Singapore lost that he is leaving. The good news is perhaps there is opportunity for us to work together on one of our films in future. This is so exciting.


Sunday, 12 November 2017

MIPCOM / MOU Signing Ceremony (SIngapore Pavilion)

Standing left to right:
- Ms Angeline Poh
Assistant Chief Executive of Industry Development, IMDA (Infocomm Media
Development Authority) Singapore
- Mr Chee Hong Tat
Senior Minister of State
Ministry of Health
Ministry of Communications and Information
- Ms Rampawan Intraraksa
Conselor (Commercial Affaires) of Royal Thai Embassy
- Ms. Kanyanath Kornpotchara
Senior Vice President, Super Brand Mall
Seated left to right: - Vice President of Oriental Pearl Group, President of Shanghai WingsMedia, Ms Shelan He
- COO of Shellhut and Tiny Island Pictures,
Ms Pinyada Ratanasungk
- Co CEO of Shellhut and Tiny Island Pictures, Mr David Kwok.


Thursday, 9 November 2017

TIP Pulau Ubin Trip 2016

3rd June 2016
What happens when you bring Islanders to an island?
You get Islanders!






TIP Sentosa Outing

29th Sept 2017
A day out with the TIP family on the beach of Singapore's very own Sentosa Island!
Lots of fun, tears and sunburns were realized that day!
30th Sept 2017
Part 2, Universal Studios!





Tiny Island Productions Halloween Party 2017


31 Oct 2017 is when TIP got Spooooky with our staff wearing costumes and getting together to share the spooktacular day!
A family get together is always welcomed, especially when awkwardly dressed no?




Thursday, 2 November 2017

Halloween

Amazing people from Tiny Island. Thanks for making this possible. Happy 🎃 Halloween.




Shellhut and Tiny Island Pictures Cocktail Party

Shellhut and Tiny Island Pictures Cocktail Party at the World Animation and VFX on the 30th Oct 2017


Wonderful to have Wira Winata, Tom Zhao, Arthur Fong coming by. Thanks for all the support always.






The World Animation and VFX Summit Panel

Was Speaking at The World Animation and VFX Summit Panel on Co-Producing Animated Shows for Global Audiences and Opportunities for Co-Productions in China and Russia on the 31st Oct 2017.






3-Nations, 10-Pictures, $250m: A Closer Look

We are honoured to have Christopher Colman writing an article about us. Christopher articles are interesting. It gives insides to the China Industry. It is read by many from the West who wants to know more about animation industry in China. Read the article here.

Monday, 30 October 2017

A picture with Glen Keane

A picture with Glen Keane. Yeah. Priceless.