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 Michèle 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 

2024 festival screenings


directed by  Caroline  Ingvarsson
screenplay by Michèle Marshall
producers: Naomi Despres, Michèle Marshall, Mariusz Włodarski

British-Nordic psychological suspense drama
based on the bestselling novel "The Living and The Dead in Winsford"
by internationally acclaimed and award-winning Swedish author Håkan Nesser
filmed on location in England and Poland


Nordic Premiere: Göteborg Film Festival 47
Official Selection: Nordic Light

Sunday, 28th January 2024, 8pm at Capitol [Meet the Filmmakers]
Monday, 29th January 2024, 12:30pm at Biopalatset 6 [Meet the Filmmakers]
Tuesday, 1st February 2024, 9:45pm Capitol


US Premiere: Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Nordic Competition

Thursday 15th February, 1pm at Fiesta 5, AUD2 [Meet the Filmmakers]
Friday 16th February, 5pm at Metro 4, AUD1 [Meet the Filmmakers]

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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