The Launch and Press Conference of iQiyi Global Exclusive Drama – My Ofis

On the 18th of May, I was invited to the launch and press conference of a comedy drama called My Ofis. Starting from 26th May 2022, this fresh comedic drama will be premiering on iQiyi and it's a global exclusive title in collaboration with local production company Longhouse Films.

I would like to extend my congratulations to My Ofis cast and crew for producing this local comedy drama on iQiyi.

Featuring cast and crew members from diverse cultures and backgrounds, this local dramedy is a fresh new show that touches on existential crisis relating to our careers and job change.

My Ofis, centers around Jasper, a rockstar wannabe who chooses to let go of his rock and roll fame to support his grandmother by turning to the corporate world which offers some financial stability compared to the entertainment industry which can be hard to penetrate.

The Press Conference of My Ofis took place in EQ Kuala Lumpur

The light-hearted sitcom explores the chaos and crazy antics of ordinary work life, romance and the struggles of office politics which Malaysians can certainly resonate with. Featuring a multicultural cast line-up of industry veterans and up-and-coming talent, this series touches on the dilemma of choosing a career that not many have the privilege and opportunity to pursue, especially for those looking to break into the local entertainment industry.


With recognisable names in the entertainment industry such as heart-throbs Kahoe Hon, a talented actor who aspires to become a film director, and Aeril Zafrel, one of Malaysia most popular male influencer who holds lead roles in multiple romance and action movies, together with veteran actor Alvin Wong and all-rounder Nasz Sally, My Ofis invokes thought-provoking questions about the struggles and realities of pursuing a career in the entertainment industry as a passion versus a career.


Catered to urban multicultural viewers, My Ofis is a distinctive new genre with fresh content that hopes to influence audiences to think about what truly matters to them. The series follows closely the challenges each character has to go through to achieve their dreams and follow their own paths to success, synonymous with the challenges Malaysians currently face in the job market and at the workplace.

Dinesh Ratnam, Country Manager of iQiyi Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei

“My Ofis gives audiences a glimpse into the reality of today’s working world where pursuing a career in the entertainment industry or diving head first into the corporate world comes with its own unique sets of challenges. We appreciate the vision of Longhouse in producing a light-hearted series that not only entertains audiences, but also opens up discussions about what we truly want in life, especially from our careers, while navigating the challenges that come with the decisions we make,” said Dinesh Ratnam, Country Manager of iQiyi Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei at the My Ofis press conference held at EQ Kuala Lumpur, the official on-ground event partner. 

Dianne Tan, Managing Director of Longhouse Films

Speaking on the diverse experiences and cultures brought to the table by cast and crew members, Dianne Tan, Managing Director, Longhouse Films said, “The idea of My Ofis is the brainchild of fthe founder of Longhouse Films, Jon Chiew, the producer of My Ofis Jet Chiew, and myself. With our experiences and connections, we gathered local experts for this project and invited our international professionals from Korea, Hong Kong, China and the US to participate and enable us to blend Malaysia’s unique culture and different office personality into My Ofis, while also merging Korean culture with Malaysian style. Even the theme song "The Odd One Out" is a k-pop style song genre. This collaboration is also a great platform for both industry veterans and rising stars to learn from one another and we’re excited for Malaysians to experience this dramedy and we look forward to the discussions it will create in our society.”

Joshua Sew, Founder and CEO of JOCOM

My Ofis is also unique as it is incorporated with an e-commerce concept via QR code. This means that the audience will be exposed to a new format of content through the “Watch, Scan & Buy” concept that integrates advertising while empowering viewers to instantly and conveniently make purchases based on what they see on screen, having the products delivered right to their doorsteps. In exclusive partnership with homegrown e-commerce provider JOCOM: Your Pocket Supermarket, this is a breakthrough for the Malaysian film industry and homegrown businesses alike, pioneering and propelling digitalisation for traditional brands through a local show. 

My Ofis Cast from left Sherwyn Pang, Phraveen Arikiah, Alvin Wong, Aeril Zafrel, Kahoe Hon, Nasz Sally and Kryston Yang


My Ofis Cast with Jacky Liu, My Ofis Director; Wall Fish, My Ofis Screenwriter; Dianne Tan Managing Director of Longhouse Films; Dinesh Ratnam, Country Manager of iQiyi Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei; and Jet Chiew, Producer of My Ofis 

My Ofis Cast with Sharon Goh, Chief Operating Officer of JOCOM; Joshua Sew, Chief Executive Officer of JOCOM; Yang Mulia Tengku Dato' Dr Hishammuddin Zaizi bin Yang Amat Mulia Tengku Azman Shah Alhaj, Chairman of JOCOM; and Agnes Chua, Managing Director at JOCOM.

With Malaysia in the endemic phase and many returning to the office, this dramedy featuring a mix of English and Malay aims to remind people not to give up on their dreams. While many may not be where they want to be in their careers right now, My Ofis showcases that with a bit of persistence and drive, we can certainly achieve anything we set our minds to.

This 100% authentic modern Malaysian dramedy reflects the changes experienced in our social lives during and post-pandemic, mirroring the challenges faced as we go back to the office as well as the dreams of today's youth who aspire to make it big in the social media scene which resonates with local and global audiences.

I managed to get a quick photo with My Ofis cast, Aeril Zafrel and Kahoe Hon 

My Ofis offers a relatable storyline peppered with lighthearted humour is created and presented by Malaysia’s finest homegrown talents both on and off screen and aims to showcase our unique Malaysian culture and language to international audiences across 191 territories.

Do check out the My Ofis trailer and cast interview videos below:-



From 26th May onward, you can catch all the action, drama and comedy of a Malaysian office sitcom exclusively on iQiyi and follow the fun and laughter as Jasper takes you through workplace 101 antics and dealing with whacky office politics. Maybe you can check it out yourself and see if you are able to find the similarities between your colleagues and the employees of My Ofis.


For more information and latest update on MyOfis or iQiyi, you can head on to their Facebook page at:-


.: Peace Out :. 

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