Anti-Archive is a Cambodian film production company created in January 2014 by Davy CHOU, Steve CHEN, and Kavich NEANG. In 2016, PARK Sungho joined as a partner, and in 2020, Daniel MATTES joined as a fifth partner.
Anti-Archive produces and co-produces fiction and documentary films by the emerging, new generation of Cambodian filmmakers, as well as films by international, independent directors shooting in Cambodia. Deliberately provocative, the name Anti-Archive invites one to rethink the relationship of films and filmmakers with the past and history.
Davy Chou and Steve Chen met in Phnom Penh in 2009, when they were each developing their own film projects. Steve Chen worked on the production of GOLDEN SLUMBERS, and in 2012 directed and produced the Cambodian feature film DREAM LAND with support from Davy Chou.
The company recognized the need for a structure of film production in Cambodia to support young independent filmmakers, some of whom have since shown their first works internationally.