Daniel Yun is a veteran film producer, media practitioner, and marketer. He has extensive experience in advertising and marketing, including running his own marketing and promotion company, Channels Marketing, before moving into the broadcast and movie industry. He joined Singapore Broadcasting Corporation as Vice-President of Radio Sales and became Head of Radio Programming. He then went on to establish and head the Marketing Communications as well as the Programming and Acquisition departments for Television Corporation of Singapore.
In 1998 Daniel he founded MediaCorp Raintree Pictures as a part of MediaCorp’s
efforts to develop content beyond the TV platform for the local and the regional
markets. A strong driving force behind the push to establish a Singapore movie
industry by nurturing Singapore filmmakers and collaborating with accomplished
overseas filmmakers, Daniel led MediaCorp Raintree Pictures with over 30 releases.
Raintree Pictures produced:
- The first Singapore musical, ‘881’
- The first Singapore horror hit, ‘The Maid’
- The first Singapore movie to participate in the Sundance Film Festival, ‘One Last Dance’
- The first collaboration with Hong Kong, ‘The Truth About Jane and Sam’
- The first collaboration with New Zealand, ‘The Tattooist’
- The first collaboration with Australia, ‘The Home Song Stories’
- The first co-production with China which was a groundbreaking hit, ‘Painted Skin’
- Other groundbreaking critical and commercial successes include ‘I Not Stupid’, ‘The
Eye’, ‘Turn Left Turn Right’, ‘Infernal Affairs II’ and ‘Protege‘.
In 2010, Daniel founded Homerun Pictures.
- It produced the Singapore-Malaysia co-production ‘Homecoming ’, along with ‘ My Dog Dou Dou’, and ‘ That Girl in Pinafore ’.
- And distributed titles such as Feng Xiaogang’s box office hit ‘Aftershock ’, Zhang Yimou’s ‘ Under The Hawthorne Tree ’ and Luc Besson’s biopic of Aung San Suu
Kyi, ‘ The Lady ’.
In 2015, he co-produced, co-wrote and co-directed the five years-in-making ‘1965’, a
movie on the pioneer generation in the months leading up to the independence of
In 2016, Daniel founded Blue3 Asia with Gushcloud International, with the objective
to merge the filmmaking world with online creators; starting with 15 Shorts, a groundup initiative with the first-time gathering of diverse Singapore directors to create short
films for both offline and online platforms. Working with NVPC, uncovering stories of
real-life Singaporeans, this project spans three years.
Other notable projects include a web series ‘I Do’ for the Singapore Cancer Society, and a definitive short film on suicide for Samaritans of Singapore, ‘Another Day With Tim’. Presently Blue3Asia is working on two feature films, while developing ‘A Sense Of Home’, a short film series for EDB, ‘LEAP!’ with Mediacorp and IMDA to uncover the most promising young filmmakers. Daniel is also a certified life coach, a moderator of forums, a speaker, and he writes for a column in a local paper.
“I am trying to bring together the best of the filmmaking world with the online world. To create the kind of compelling cinematic moments that will continue to engage and inspire audiences.“
– Daniel Yun