who we are

DESMAR is an independent film and television company based in Singapore, with representatives in Singapore, London and Los Angeles. Founded by veteran producer Naomi Despres and writer-producer Michele Marshall, the company is developing, producing and financing distinctive high-quality projects with both local and global appeal. Desmar's mission is to create films and series that both entertain and challenge audiences. We are a home for creatives who want to take risks and are driven by their passion tell meaningful stories in an original way.

[telling stories between the frames]

michèle marshall

Producer | Writer 

current festival screenings


directed by  Caroline  Ingvarsson
screenplay by Michèle Marshall
based on the bestselling novel "The Living and The Dead in Winsford"
by internationally acclaimed and award-winning Swedish author Håkan Nesser

Nordic psychological suspense drama feature filmed on location in England and Poland

World Premiere: 67th BFI London Film Festival

Thursday 5th October, 8.45pm at The Prince Charles Theatre, Leceister Square [SOLD OUT]
Tuesday 10th October, 3.20pm at BFI Southbank (NFT3) [SOLD OUT]


International Premiere: Tallinn Black Nights PÖFF 27

First Feature Competition

Friday, 10th November 9.45pm at  2nd Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza

Saturday, 11th November 6pm - Hall Electric Cinema, Tartu

Tuesday, 14th November - Hall 1 Kino Artis

currently in post-production


written and directed by Alireza Khatami

A political drama set in Turkey from 2023 Cannes Un Certain Regard nominated writer-director Alireza Khatami, described as "a study of masculinity and the patriarchial sytem and how these forces shape our identities and our relationship with others". In his director's notes, Khatami also calls his new film a "political self-examination inspired by my personal tragedies". Co-produced by Remora Films, Khatami’s own Tell Tall Tale shingle and Band With Pictures. Desmar is executive producing. 



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