Category: Filmmakers

Singapore Sci-fi Film Review: “Solitude” by Vikneshwaran Silva

The award-winning filmmaker tackles the issue of seniors living and dying alone at home in a world that’s increasingly dependent on AI.

Michael Raimondo: Filmmaker from South Africa Visits Singapore to Tell Beautiful Stories of Humanity

“I get to ask strangers about the meaning of life – why we are here, what is our purpose, and how we find enlightenment – and that’s profoundly changed how I live and the way I see the world. I’m constantly humbled by the wisdom and humility of ordinary people.”

Calleen Koh: Award-Winning Filmmaker Talks About Boldness in Covering Themes of Sex in Conservative Singapore

“My latest work, ‘To Kill The Birds & The Bees’, is a satirical slice of life film that talks about sex education – or lack thereof – in Singapore. It follows the crazy sexual encounters of four Singaporeans and how they unfold.”

Vikneshwaran Silva: Singaporean Director Makes Award-Winning Film About the Life of an Indian Migrant Worker

“You can’t stop doing what you love because it’s hard or because you keep getting rejected. Keep on doing it. If you work hard enough and show persistence towards your craft, it’s just a matter of time before you get recognised.”

Anthony Chen: The Singaporean Filmmaker on Never Selling Out and Overcoming an Existential Crisis During the Pandemic

Renowned for films like “Ilo Ilo” and “Wet Season”, Anthony Chen talks why he can and only will tell stories that are personal to him. 

Li Lin Wee: Directing the NDP 2018 Music Video

I think all the people who agreed to be part of the video intrinsically understood what being part of a family is, whatever that means to different people. Each of these profiles also have love for our country in some form or another, and I feel like we managed to capture that in each frame.

Wesley Leon Aroozoo: The Singaporean Filmmaker on His Novel and Documentary About the Japanese Tsunami

The filmmaking teacher from LASELLE discusses his book and film “I Want to Go Home” that tell the story of Yasuo Takamatsu, the man who lost his wife in the 2011 Japan tsunami.

Filmmaker Insights: Capturing the Pokémon GO Craze in Singapore

Student filmmaker Ng Kai Yuan talks about documenting the latest mobile gaming phenomenon to hit the city-state in his stunning time-lapse video.