APPARAT is an independent film production company set up in 2009 by Malaysian filmmakers, Nandita Solomon and Dain Iskandar Said, to produce narrative fiction and documentary films, in collaboration with other filmmakers & storytellers from the Asian region and beyond.
Apparat’s first feature, Bunohan (2011), premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was pre-sold to Universal Pictures for a slew of territories, with North American distribution by Oscilloscope Labs. Apparat released the film in Malaysia, where it received unprecedented praise from the Malaysian public, critics and industry practitioners alike. It was Malaysia’s 2nd-ever submission for the Oscars in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
Apparat’s second feature, Interchange (2016), first made its world premiere at the 69th Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland. The film was picked up by Paris-based Reel Suspects for international distribution and XYZ Films representing North American sales. The film has since been to a number of international festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival, BFI London IFF and the Singapore IFF among others, and is set to screen in several upcoming festivals this year.
The team at Apparat is currently working on a slate of feature film projects that range from supernatural to sci-fi thrillers.