“Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. There are no extraordinary men, just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with. Let no man put asunder.”
– John F. Kennedy and William Halsey
Originally founded by Chris Teo and another founding member, Digital Blowfish Pte Ltd officially registered itself under ACRA (Singapore) as a media & content creation house. The only remaining founding member – Mike Koh joined the establishment shortly after the registration.
For the whole first year of Digital Blowfish Pte Ltd, the young company spend serving an annual contract on producing interactive educational CD-ROMs and web portals. Sheltered within our comfort zones of long term contracts yet to face the real baptism of fire in corporate arena outside.
For the most of 2006, Digital Blowfish Pte Ltd was more established as a 3D and multimedia production house rather than a video production house. We were mainly concentrating on regular contractual jobs from agencies and other production houses.
Digital Blowfish Pte Ltd started our long journey as content creator and supplier for Singapore’s government agencies. It was an exhausting but rewarding experience for all of us (especially in pre-production procedure) as we struggled between conceptualizing, pitching and producing content to meet the demands and purposes of these agencies. The team was so small that all of us were involved in every procedures from pre-production to final major deliverables.
In 2008, the company faces her first recession as with the rest of the industries and Singapore. It was a good and humbling experience for all of us as we held on steadfastly through the financial crisis. We turned more resourceful and learned how to trim down costs without compromising the quality of our projects. We were so desperate to upgrade our ageing filming equipment from SD to Full HD 1080 then.
Freshly out of NUS, Huang Yushan joined Digital Blowfish Pte Ltd as a junior writer in 2009. A very dedicated and industrial person, Yushan took on multiple roles over the years from assistant producer and gradually fitting into the hat of director and executive producer, she became a partner of Digital Blowfish Pte Ltd in June 2012.
Ling Weiming joined Digital Blowfish Pte Ltd as a junior producer in 2011. Academically trained in Mass Communication, Weiming was able to marry both his new strength of content creation with his knowledge of Mass Communication. Creating a perfect bridge between content and viewership, he joined Digital Blowfish Pte Ltd as a partner in July 2012.
Our Malaysia’s arm – Digital Blowfish Sdn Bhd was established by Huang Yushan, Ling Weiming and Mike Koh. As an oversea hatching and venture, Digital Blowfish Sdn Bhd started humbly as a SOHO (small office home office).