Peanut Pictures was formed in 2009 with the aim of producing quality films in Singapore. Its first feature film, SANDCASTLE by Boo Junfeng (2010), was produced in collaboration with Fortissimo Films and Zhao Wei Films and was funded by the Singapore Film Commission. It premiered at Cannes Film Festival’s International Critics’ Week.
In 2015 it produced the short PARTING by Boo Junfeng, part of the SG50 omnibus, 7 LETTERS, which premiered at Busan International Film festival.
APPRENTICE (2016), Peanut Picture’s second feature film, was a five-country co-production between Singapore, Germany, France, Hong Kong and Qatar. It premiered at Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section and has traveled to more than 80 film festivals worldwide. It was Singapore’s 2017 entry to the Academy Awards’ Best Foreign Language Film category.
Director | Writer
Trained in film schools in Singapore and Spain, Boo Junfeng started his career making award-winning short films such as KATONG FUGUE (2007) and KELUAR BARIS (HOMECOMING), both of which were at Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. His 2009 short TANJONG RHU premiered in Berlin Panorama.
His feature films, SANDCASTLE (2010) and APPRENTICE (2016) have both premiered at Cannes.
Boo was the first recipient of the McNally Award for Excellence in the Arts – the valedictorian honour of LASALLE College of the Arts in 2008. He was also accorded the Young Artist Award (2009) by the National Arts Council and the Singapore Youth Award (2011) by the National Youth Council. In 2018, he served as the Creative Director of Singapore’s National Day Parade, the youngest person and the first full-time filmmaker to have been given the role.
Producer | Writer
Raymond is Executive Director of Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab (SEAFIC). A film producer, he previously served as international programmer for Toronto International Film Festival and Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival as well as Programme Consultant for Hong Kong International Film Festival and Cannes Critics’ Week.
Prior to that, he was Director of Marketing & Special Projects (Acquisitions) for international sales agent Fortissimo Films. He acted as Reading Committee Member for Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) and was advisory member of Asian Film Awards (AFA).
His filmography includes Pen-ek Ratanaruang’s SAMUI SONG (Producer) – Venice Days, Toronto, Boo Junfeng’s APPRENTICE (Producer), Josh Kim’s HOW TO WIN AT CHECKERS (EVERY TIME) (Co-Producer) – Berlin Panorama, Pang Ho-cheung’s ABERDEEN (Co-Producer) – Opening Film, Hong Kong, Pen-ek Ratanaruang’s HEADSHOT (Producer) – Berlin Panorama, Toronto, Pang Ho-Cheung’s DREAM HOME (Co-Producer) – Opening Film, Udine, Tribeca, Boo Junfeng’s SANDCASTLE (Associate Producer) and Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s TOKYO SONATA (Associate Producer) – Cannes Un Certain Regard.