About Us

From our beginnings in 2010, Indochina Productions has grown into a global production partner with a strong presence in South-East Asia.

We have produced and collaborated with award-winning directors, distinguished clients, and talented creatives to deliver their vision, whether in feature films, television commercials, or long form content.

Indochina actively operates in Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, The Philippines, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Cambodia, The Maldives, Myanmar, Laos and Bangladesh.

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Nicholas Simon // Executive Producer

After graduating from Columbia University in New York, Nicholas re-located to Vietnam to pursue a career in journalism, and through a series of luck, networking, and serendipity found himself working as a producer on features such as ‘CITY OF GHOSTS’ and ‘ACT OF VALOR’, and in exotic locations in of Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos. Through his passion for story telling and entrepreneurship Nicholas founded Indochina Productions, and now serves as a ‘hands-on’ Executive Producer connecting international filmmakers to the Indochina region.

Producer’s Guild of America, Member International Committee.
Production Guild UK, Full Member, Line Producer.

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Lylie Almeida // CFO/Producer

An experienced banker and production manager Lylie combines responsible fiscal management and production insight to produce projects on time and within budget. His dual capacity as production manager and financial controller has allowed him to work on feature films and TV commercials in the United States and South-East Asia. As Indochina’s Chief Financial Officer, Lylie works closely with our clients and local partners to help secure project finance, and ensure best corporate practice on each production.

International Film Producers Association of Sri Lanka Founding member.

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Shawn Simon // EVP – Features and TV

Shawn (Hopkins) Simon started working for super agent Robert Newman one week out of UC Berkeley. Next as an associate in acquisitions at Universal Pictures, she screened films for Gramercy Pictures. In 1995, Polygram hired her as manager of acquisitions, working with satellites co’s Working Title, Interscope and Propaganda Films. In 1998 Shawn transitioned to literary representation joining Mike Ovitz and Rick Yorn’s Artist Management Group (AMG). Starting in 2003 at Anonymous Content, her clients included Sundance Festival winner Debra Granik (WINTER’S BONE, for which Shawn served as Executive Producer). In 2010 at the Gotham Group, Shawn signed BAFTA winners Michael Samuels and novelist William Boyd (ANY HUMAN HEART), Emmy winner Brian Percival (DOWNTON ABBEY) and Susan Boyd (upcoming Highsmith adaptation A KIND OF MURDER). After a brief hiatus, Shawn is back, building Indochina’s slate of film and TV projects.

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Benoit Jaubert // EVP European Features and TV

Benoît started working in the French movie industry at Les Productions Lazennec in Paris in the 90’s. In 1995, after production supervising Tran Anh Hung’s Venice Golden Lion winning CYCLO in Ho Chi Minh City, he founded Lazennec Vietnam (later Sud Est Production). Partnering with Liberation Film Studio, Benoit created the first production service and domestic film and tv production company in Vietnam. In 1999, Benoît line produced Tran Anh Hung’s VERTICLE RAY OF THE SUN in Hanoi and then departed to re-establish himself in Paris. Since 2000, Benoit has produced over 10 feature films for the international and French markets including Matthieu Kassovitz’s BABYLON AD, Jean Stephane Sauviere’s award winning JOHNNY MAD DOG and the recently released LOVE AT FIRST CHILD.

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Kate Wynborne // Head of Production (Short-Form, Fashion & Stills)

Kate comes to Indochina Productions after many years working and traveling in Asia, with a 15-year-long career in Commercial, Still and Fashion productions worldwide.

With extensive experience on large-budget campaigns, Kate has worked on projects for high-end clients, including Apple, Versace, Nike, Hilton, Samsung, and Facebook.

Along with her strong focus and work ethic, Kate’s dedication to provide the very best support from the bid process to the finishing stages of production has allowed her to develop and maintain strong relationships with her clients.

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Jane P Aguirre // Producer / Head of Philippines

A pillar of the Philippines’ production industry, Jane initially studied at NYU Film School, NYC before a career of on the ground experience. From director John Irving’s personal assistant on HAMBURGER HILL to government & military liaison for films including Oliver Stone's PLATOON and BORN ON THE 4TH OF JULY to over 15 years experience as an agency producer for Publicis, Lintas, Dentsu and BBDO, Jane brings her vast international experience to Indochina.

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