Hmm it’s hard to write about yourself. That’s also what I have learnt from the making of my very own personal short film, Linger.
I decided young that I have a passion for arts and films. My mother plays a big part. She’s a huge fan of Hong Kong TVB drama serials and we often spend hours at the (vhs tapes!) rental place. The serials seems to be her soul food. Though I’ve never really got addicted to those drama series, I did developed an interest for films in cinema. A memory that stick to my mind was a movie outing with my mum at the now demolished Majestic theater near People’s Park Complex in Chinatown. We were in the theater watching a movie when suddenly the projection stopped; seems like the bulb in the film projector burst!
Hence, as a natural progression, I decided to pursue film studies and graduated with a merit diploma in the film, sound and video course in 2002 at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. My graduation project, a 15-min documentary titled Sin Hup Yick won the Singapore 4As Students Creative Awards Gold Prize for Best Film and also an honorable mention at the 11th International Etiuda Film Festival in Poland.
In 2004, I decided to try my hands in narrative directing and my short film Twenty Four Seven won Best of Show (Southwest District) and Best Technical Award at the 2005 Canon Digital Video Fest. I also recently graduated from RMIT University in Australia with a Master in Creative Media.
When I’m not making films, I’m a freelance video editor for various broadcast projects.
I hope to continue to evolve creatively in all aspect of my life. It’s great to see you here!