TraDigital entertainment company KROMA Entertainment announced several accomplishments during its first in-person event ‘Kroma Overload’ held on Oct 24th. Since its launch 6 months ago, KROMA through its associated brands ANIMA, Kroma PubCo, LiveMNL, NYMA, PIE, Paradise Rising and Secret Menu has broken through in the mediums of Film, Music, Publishing, and Podcasting.
From ANIMA On the Job: The Missing 8 an HBO Asia Original series from, the KROMA film studio has found critical acclaim. It was nominated for Best TV Movie or Miniseries in the International Emmy Awards and is also next year’s official entry to the Oscars from the Philippines. John Arcilla, a Filipino actor in On the Job: The Missing 8 also won high praise on the international festival circuit when he took home the prestigious Volpi Cup Best Actor prize at the 2021 Venice Film Festival. Other recent ANIMA films Leonor Will Never Die and Kun Maupay Man It Panahon have also found success on the global film festival scene, with both being awarded jury prizes from this year’s Sundance and Locarno Film Festivals, respectively.
PARADISE RISING, KROMA’s music label in partnership with 88rising, has launched several Filipino artists onto the global music stage. Filipino-Australian singer Ylona Garcia has reached over 300 million streams across audio and video platforms.
Paradise Rising released three installments of its Semilucent compilation this year. Sampling over 20 artists across 19 tracks and counting. Released during Filipino-American History Month in October, Semilucent 3 celebrates the beauty of the Philippines, and its people’s aspirations through quality music that puts Filipinos to the forefront of youth culture.
LiveMNL, KROMA’s events agency is bringing America’s biggest Pan Asian music festival, Head in the Clouds to Manila on December 9 and 10. The 2-day festival held at the SM Festival Grounds in Parañaque City promises to bring a full roster of Asian artists. The official lineup for Head in The Clouds Manila includes 88rising superstars Joji, Jackson Wang, NIKI, Rich Brian, very special guest ZEDD and Paradise Rising’s very own Ylona Garcia and Guapdad4000.
NYMA, KROMA’s Talent and Influencer Management agency has quickly signed four promising talents: Asia’s Phoenix, Morissette; Home Buddies founder and ‘Budol Queen with a Heart’ Frances Cabatuando; Raco Ruiz, who excels in multiple mediums; and Pinoy celebrity and K-content enthusiast Kristel Fulgar. NYMA’s full roster boasts over 40 creators signed.
PIE, KROMA’s TraDigital channel brings innovative programming to its Filipino audiences Currently on its second season, PIE’s new programs include classic Pinoy games with an interactive twist ‘Matching Matching’, ‘Dagdag Bawas’, ‘The Chosen One’ and ang kauna-unahang Piliserye ng Bayan starring Kaila Estrada, Jhong Hilario, Melai Cantiveros and former PBB Teens housemates. PIE also added to its roster new PIE Jocks such as TV Patrol entertainment anchor Gretchen Fulido and actor/singer Elmo Magalona.
Kroma’s publishing company PubCo is continuing to grow with new partners, Unprude, a sexual wellness brand and e-commerce platform; food content creator Lunchboxer PH; professional esports team TNC Pro MNL; and the gaming news platform and community PinoyGamer. Kroma PubCo also announced that they will be launching Complex Philippines in 2023. As Complex is one of the most recognizable media brands for youth culture in the US.
CEO Ian Monsod promised this is only the beginning.