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 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 to tell meaningful stories in an original way.

[telling stories between the frames]

michèle marshall

Producer | Writer

coming soon


based on the bestselling novel "The Living and The Dead in Winsford"
by internationally acclaimed and award-winning Swedish author Håkan Nesser

directed by  Caroline  Ingvarsson
producers: Naomi Despres, Michèle Marshall, Mariusz Włodarski
cinematographer: Michał Dymek
composer: Martin Dirkov

cast: Mirja Turestedt | Thomas W. Garbielsson | Kris Hitchen

"Unmoored is a riveting cinematic masterpiece that combines outstanding performances, breathtaking scenery, and an intriguing narrative to deliver a profoundly engrossing experience. A must-watch for any lover of psychological suspense dramas."

-  PÖFF Tallinn Black Nights



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 and Band With Pictures. Desmar is executive producing. 

Starring Ekin Koç , Erkan Kolçakköstendil, Hazar Ergüçlü  and Ercan Kesal.


written and directed by Paul Andrew Williams

A chillingly tense psychological thriller about forgotten characters. Two women discover an unlikely kinship between one another but not always to the approval of those around them. As their relationship grows so too does the tension as friendship turns into reliance which turns into obsession.  Desmar is executive producing.

Starring Vanessa Redgrave and Andrea Riseborough. 


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Due to legal restrictions, DESMAR has a strict policy prohibiting the acceptance of unsolicited literary, dramatic or musical materials in any form for consideration. Material is only accepted for consideration when submitted by franchised literary agents or television or production individuals.