DOSFELLAS is one of Asia’s leading independent production companies. We specialise in producing factual and entertainment content for international broadcasters having produced for History Channel, National Geographic Channel, Al Jazeera International, Channel NewsAsia, NHK and many more. Our work has garnered multiple awards throughout the years and we continue to create new, innovative and engaging stories that connect with an ever-evolving global audience.
Jean is an up and coming producer and director, having worked with international broadcasters like the History Channel, Channel NewsAsia, Al Jazeera, NHK, Discovery Asia and the Crime and Investigation Network. She is recognised for her ability to adapt, whether it be speaking to sex workers in Malaysia’s red light district, drug addicted fishermen on Malaysia’s East Coast to high profile politicians and academics. Her breadth of work is diverse, ranging from lighthearted travel shows and creative documentaries to gritty investigative documentaries. Her most recent project, Head Above Water, premiered at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Festival 2018. She believes in using documentaries as a platform to affect positive change in the world.
Lamb manages and heads overall operations at Dosfellas. Lamb’s background as a Director of Photography for over 20 years has seen him filming for BBC, National Geographic Channel, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, NHK, CNN, AXN, History Channel and many more. Lamb has filmed across diverse genres such as observational documentaries, formatted reality shows, investigative series, wildlife, food, travel and architecture. Interviewing world leaders, filming deadly snakes in the wild and speaking to death row inmates in maximum-security prisons is just another day in the office for Lamb. His ability to capture visuals at that perfect moment has produced some of the most unforgettable pictures that are critical to every story. An avid motor head, he loves 4-wheel driving, adventure touring on his bike and dirt biking – basically anything that’s loud and has a motor in it.
Fara oversees production and content development at Dosfellas. She has over 10 years of experience in production having produced programmes for Al Jazeera, National Geographic Channel, NHK and Channel NewsAsia. She was instrumental in developing the original series “Secret Tribes” for Channel News Asia. In 2014, her film “Ida’s Choice” was awarded the Best Documentary at the Freedom Film Festival and screened at the Europe – Vietnamese Film Festival, Hanoi in 2015. Fara frequently attends international documentary film festivals and markets and is constantly seeking international co-production partners and opportunities. She reads everything and anything and is constantly on the lookout for Dosfellas’ next big story.
Justin is an Executive Producer, Director and Writer with over 15 years of experience in the broadcast industry. He began his career in Hollywood running errands like buying doughnuts and making coffee. Despite excelling in that role, he moved back to Asia and fell in love with documentary filmmaking. Since then, he has directed documentaries, travel series, investigative series and formatted reality shows for National Geographic Channel, History Channel, BBC, NHK, Al Jazeera and Channel NewsAsia. He won Best Direction at the Television Awards 2010 and Best Documentary Bronze at the 2011 Malaysian Documentary Awards. His documentary “Subak” won the inaugural The Asian Pitch in 2007 and subsequently screened at MIPDOC, Cannes and the National Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan. Justin is also passionate about developing the factual filmmaking grassroots talent and serves as Vice-President of the Malaysian Documentary Association (MyDocs). In his free time, he continues his pursuit of making that perfect cup of coffee, but he has given up on doughnuts altogether.
Our documentaries and shows bring audiences on a journey across Asia where we meet new people, explore new places while tackling current issues. We take great pride in our diverse portfolio of travel, lifestyle, historical, adventure, observational and investigative documentaries and shows. We’ve produced an epic motorcycle adventure series across Borneo; unraveled the birth of one of South East Asia’s oldest cities; shared a coming-of-age story of teenage sisters in the Red Light District and investigated the dark and violent human trafficking syndicates in Asia. We love telling stories that spark our curiosity and further expand our perception of the world. We hope viewers will be come away entertained with newfound knowledge.
A young Malaysian girl dreams of becoming a professional surfer, but must first navigate the concerns of her family and the cultural traditions of the small village she has grown to love.
Ananti is a mother on a mission. She has dedicated her life to the children of the streets in Chow Kit, the red light district of Kuala Lumpur. Most of the children under her care are kids of sex workers and drug addicts while some are victims of human trafficking. We delve deep into Ananti’s passion by taking an intimate look at her work with a community of underprivileged children in Chow Kit that she calls home.
Sujana Rejab is a former teacher cum prosthetic limb maker. He has always had passion for children and has dedicated his life to help underprivileged and amputee children to be hopeful again. We follow Sujana for a day to learn of his challenges and the motivation behind his work.
Master Siow is not just any lion head maker. He is one of the best and more. He also teaches lion dance and makes lion dance costumes for a living. His dedication in the art form has transformed lion dance into an international sport. We follow Master Siow for a day as he builds a lion head from scratch at work and trains his students for an upcoming competition.
Pak Mazin is the 4th generation to practise this blacksmithing trade. Like his father and grandfather, he has even crafted Malay daggers for members of the royal family including the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong. We follow Pak Mazin for a day to find out what it takes to keep an ancient cultural heritage alive.
This film follows filmmaker and journalist, Zan Azlee, as he goes on a journey to explore the evolving Malaysian identity. The rise of a regional identity has started to make local headlines where some Malaysians identify better with their home state rather than the entire nation. But what effect can this identity have on national unity?
Kuala Lumpur. A muddy confluence. This colourful, vibrant and modern city of the world carries a humble name that holds with it its beginnings. Once a piece of land that surrounded a muddy confluence of two unknown rivers, it has lived through a harrowing and gripping tale, and today stands strong, with not a trace of her past hardships. Kuala Lumpur, is no longer just a muddy confluence, it’s a name that resonates – to some it is home, to others it is a new beginning, to many it’s an adventure. So, what really is in a name?
This documentary aims to figure that out. Our host Uma is on a mission – he’s going on a date with his city – to learn all there is to know about her, through 8 of herstreet names. Our host will walk through the streets of Kuala Lumpur, learning of what was, what is and what will be. Like getting to know a new lover, he will learn of her past, how she’s come to be, and who she might become. We will dive into the hardships and struggles of each street, showcasing major points in history that these streets have witnessed and survived.
This documentary reveals the dark trail of how this human trafficking network extends from Myanmar into Malaysia. Through interviews with journalists and law-enforcement officials, our investigation pieces together the syndicate’s modus operandi while survivors recount their horrific journeys as they escape from their captors.
This film follows one year of the lives of the family members who are still searching for their loved ones who were on board missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.
The coming-of-age story follows twin sisters Ida and Ina as they strive to leave their home in the red light district of Kuala Lumpur to seek a better life.
The documentary tells the untold story of one of Malaysia’s former Prime Minister, Tun Abdul Razak, showcasing the legacy that he’s left behind.
This is the story of the origins of the city of Jakarta, Indonesia and how it survived war and disease to ultimately succeed as one of Asia’s fastest developing cities today.
The story of American Navy officer Joel Champ, as he travels to Malaysia, the birthplace of Silat, to unravel the mysteries of this ancient martial arts.
American Biker Jaime Dempsey goes on an epic road trip adventure through Borneo, Malaysia. In her first stop in this series, she hangs out with a tribe of headhunters.
In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, host Ezra Zaid takes us into the secretive world of the Mat Rempit – illegal motorbike street racers who’ve been accused of terrorizing the public.
We go inside Malaysia’s brand new palace, Istana Negara, as the palace staff prepares to celebrate the new King’s birthday.
Corporate video for Weststar Aviation that services the Oil and Gas industry. Shot in Malaysia using the Canon C300 and GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition.
Corporate video for custom configurable Weststar Maxus Van. Shot in Malaysia using Canon 5D Mk3 and Canon 5D Mk2, with Zeiss CP2 lenses.
Corporate video for Maju Holdings to re-brand themselves. Shot in Malaysia using Canon 5D Mk 2 and Zeiss Compact Primes 2.
Commercial we produced for Telekom Malaysia for their new new high-speed broadband service. Directed by Justin Ong, this advertisement highlights TM UniFi, Malaysia’s premier High-Speed Broadband service that opens up a world of information, entertainment and resources.
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On the morning of 10th May 2018, Malaysians woke up to a new nation. For the first time since Malaysia’s independence, over half a century ago, Malaysia was now in the hands of a new government. But how did this happen? Looking back, the tides of change could be seen in the days leading up […]
On the morning of 10th May 2018, Malaysians woke up to a new nation. For the first time since Malaysia’s independence, over half a century ago, Malaysia was now in the hands of a new government. But how did this happen? Looking back, the tides of change could be seen in the days leading up to the elections. The film takes a look at the 11 days leading up to the election, thematically outlining the events that transpired on each day that directly or indirectly affected the outcome of the elections.
Our documentary is now available on IFLIX.
This is a story of a young Malaysian girl dreams of becoming a professional surfer, but must first navigate the concerns of her family and the cultural traditions of the small village she has grown to love. Our documentary was premiered at the arts and culture festival which ran alongside the Commonwealth Games on the […]
This is a story of a young Malaysian girl dreams of becoming a professional surfer, but must first navigate the concerns of her family and the cultural traditions of the small village she has grown to love. Our documentary was premiered at the arts and culture festival which ran alongside the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in 2018.
We follow a series of interesting Malaysians who have dedicated their lives to preserving age old heritage, helping underprivileged children as well as making the country proud. Our series are now available on YouTube:
We follow a series of interesting Malaysians who have dedicated their lives to preserving age old heritage, helping underprivileged children as well as making the country proud.
Our series are now available on YouTube:
“Ida’s Choice” (Al Jazeera International) screened at the Europe-Vietnamese Film Festival in Hanoi, Vietnam
“Ida’s Choice” (Al Jazeera International) won Best Documentary at the Freedom Film Festival
“Ida’s Choice” (Al Jazeera International) won Best Social Issues documentary at the Malaysian Documentary Awards
“A Leader’s Legacy – Tun Razak” (National Geographic Channel) won Bronze for Best Documentary at the Malaysian Documentary Awards
“Fight Masters – Silat” (National Geographic Channel) won Best Direction at the Asian Television Awards in Singapore.
“Fight Masters – Silat” (National Geographic Channel) won best Cultural Documentary at the Malaysian Documentary Awards.
“Subak” (NHK) screened at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan.
“Subak” (NHK) screened at MIPDOC, Cannes
“Subak” (NHK) won the inaugural The Asian Pitch.