Michael Chua

Michael Chua

Actor, Director and Screenwriter

Singapore, Singapore

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May 2014
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About Michael

During my student days, I acted in stage plays that depicted the hardship and plight of the less fortunate, to encourage students to volunteer in welfare homes. But it was not until many years later that I was talent scouted by a director out of the blue to act in films.

I act in English, Mandarin and a host of Chinese dialects, like: Cantonese, Hokkien and Teochew. I have also acted in Japanese, Malay and Thai, but am not fluent in them.

I have co-produced and acted in two feature films, namely: as the lead actor in "Certified Dead" (2016) and in the main cast in "Justice Devil" (2014). I have also produced and directed two short films, namely: "The Next Plot" and "Bloodline Blues".

In the past, I have been an entrepreneur, a technologist, a security consultant, a father, a soldier and a community volunteer, who have experienced the financial highs and lows while living in Europe, Australia, Africa and Asia for many years.

I believe my varied background and daily meditation sessions have helped me to get into character more seamlessly with empathy, to bring the script to life. A film no matter how, remains a fantasy, even if it is about real life or a biography. For we are capturing a multi-dimensional world into a 2D (or even 3D) camera in a limited time frame. A limited time to tell a story that sometimes stretches into eternity.

Videos

Credits

  • Certified Dead

    Certified Dead (2016)
    Film (Drama, Family and Mystery) Lead Actor A man who drowned comes back as a living dead. Hiding this fact from everyone, he tries to fulfill his bucket list before he runs out of time.

  • Little Girl Lost

    Little Girl Lost (2016)
    Film (Short) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Choices

    Choices (2014)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Actor Choices is a relationship drama about a woman who kills herself and to her surprise, comes back as a ghost. She finds the afterlife surprisingly boring, with her resentful husband being the only one who can see her. When her husband tries to strike up a relationship with an old acquaintance, she has to come to terms with her new reality. Written by Yuen Kit Mun

  • The Audition: Yolo

    The Audition: Yolo (2014)
    Film (Short and Biography) Actor A teenage girl went for a film audition in the seventies. When her older sister learned that she will have to wear a bikini in the film, she forbade her sister from going to the audition. However she went against her sister's wishes and eventually went on to become a famous movie star. Written by Marrie Lee

  • René

    René (2014)
    Film (Short and Thriller) Actor René is a thriller about an actress / singer who has the usual fan mail, gifts and groupies that any superstar would have. When threatening notes and fake severed head start appearing, the police were called in. Will they be able to catch the stalker in time before he gets to her. Watch the thrilling finale of René. Written by Anonymous

  • Heart Flutters

    Heart Flutters (2014)
    Film (Short and Drama) Casting director After a heart transplant, Richard took on the characteristics of the donor, Dominic. After he met Helen, Dominic's widow, things developed unexpectedly and it became a fatal attraction affecting Richard and his family.

  • In the Dark

    In the Dark (2014)
    Film (Short and Horror) Casting director Anna is catching up with her friends, Jenny and Sandy, after not being in touch with them for a long time. Kris, her new boyfriend is also meeting them. The very next day, Sandy goes missing. Jenny suspects that Kris has something to do with it and she has all reasons to believe so. Written by Philip Mc'nroe Rakesh

  • Justice Devil

    Justice Devil (2014)
    Film (Thriller) Producer Justice Devil is a 2014 Singapore vigilante film directed by Harva and stars Ris Yin Min & Michael Chua. The film takes place in Singapore and Malaysia and tells the story of Ellen who is driven to find justice for the death of her daughter. A few years back, Ellen (Ris Yi Min) accidentally involve herself in a gang. After a long struggle, she managed to disassociate herself with them by running away to nearby country with her daughter. They eventually find out the whereabouts of her location and kidnap her daughter, Mikka, to teach her a lesson about loyalty. George (Jullius Eddy) who is the youngest member of the gang kills the little girl to prove his superiority to his bosses. After finding out the death of her daughter, Ellen plans to get rid of the killers by herself. Series of carefully planned plot and techniques will let Ellen come close to her former friends and offer to reveal even darker secrets about her. Written by Anonymous

  • Godverdomme Coffee

    Godverdomme Coffee (2013)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Actor Godverdomme Coffee is a dark comedy about a Dutch tourist on death row who must do everything in his power to overcome the burdensome bureaucracy of the Singaporean prison system if he wishes to get his last meal request filled. Like any good cup of coffee, this comedy is black. Written by Anonymous

  • Sifu

    Sifu (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor Thirteen-year old Lei simply wants to bond with her father, Bo, the only way she knows how: through martial arts training. However, his mysterious and questionable job pulls him away constantly. Can Lei push back against this broken system? Or will she find herself trapped, just like her father? Written by Anonymous

  • Rojak: The Day When TV Went Insane

    Rojak: The Day When TV Went Insane (2013)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actor The day when TV goes insane. A television station's broadcasting satellite was damaged by a freak storm. All their 6 channels : 1) a romance reality program, 2) a commercials channel, 3) a weekly doctor's program, 4) Cook Mandy demonstrates her recipes, 5) Father Jacob Myers preaches the Sermon, 6) News and newsreel were all telecast into one channel simultaneously. The continuous flow of dialog from the 6 channels provides extreme comedy. Written by Anonymous

  • The Collector

    The Collector (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor 'The Collector' tells the story of James, a man who collects people's unwanted items that he finds lying around and sells them for a living. A chance encounter with a little girl reminds him of his daughter who went missing a few years ago, leading him to believe that she could have returned. Is it really her or has his mind created an illusion of its own? Written by Anonymous

  • Rojak

    Rojak (2013)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actor A freak storm damaging the broadcasting satellite of a TV station triggered Code Red summoning immediately all the TV executives back to the boardroom on a Sunday afternoon. In horror, they watched their stations' six channels being telecast into one single channel simultaneously and intermittently to create extreme comedy. The entire cast had to go live to put on 5 minutes of dance when the satellite is being rebooted. Written by Marrie Lee

  • Gift

    Gift (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor John despises his father for being a failure in life. When John returns home to facilitate his father's funeral - his life comes to a turning point, as he discovers the true motivation of his misjudged father.

  • In Transit

    In Transit (2013)
    Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Actor Amy, an Australian who has just moved to Singapore, crosses paths with Nate, a Singaporean on his way to Brisbane. They form an online friendship, sharing their experiences as they try to settle into their new lives, leading to a relationship that Amy is not sure she is ready for. Written by Anonymous

  • Ilo Ilo

    Ilo Ilo (2013)
    Film (Drama) Actor Set in Singapore, Ilo Ilo chronicles the relationship between the Lim family and their newly arrived maid, Teresa. Like many other Filipino women, she has come to this city in search of a better life. Her presence in the family worsens their already strained relationship. Jiale, the young and troublesome son, starts to form a unique bond with Teresa, who soon becomes an unspoken part of the family. This is 1997 and the Asian Financial Crisis is beginning to be felt in the region... Written by anonymous

  • The Ninth Wave

    The Ninth Wave (2013)
    Film (Short) Actor Cheng, an ambassador of Peranakan Culture in Singapore discovers a painting that propels him to leave Singapore.

  • Detour

    Detour (2013)
    Film (Short, Drama and Family) Actor On a hot sunny afternoon, a father and two restless siblings are stuck in a traffic jam. The younger boy needs to relieve himself and his annoyed elder brother is ordered to help. A momentary negligence by the elder boy leads to a tragedy that the family will ultimately struggle to come to grips with... Written by Anonymous

  • Yokai

    Yokai (2013)
    Film (Short and Fantasy) Casting director A little zashiki-warashi generic name Yokai is trapped in the lift of a residential building where she has humorous encounters with different people.

  • Hentak Kaki

    Hentak Kaki (2011)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Actor 2nd Warrant Officer Teck Hong has served his entire life in the army. Now 38, he finds himself needing to make a pivotal decision, should he continue serving in the army or leave and face the harsh reality of life outside. He knows that if he continues serving, his past injuries limits his roles in the army to administrative positions, something he loathes. However, upon meeting a certain detainee at the Detention Barracks in the army, his life takes a turn. Written by Anonymous

Awards

  • Best Performance Award, 5th Singapore Short Film Awards
    (2014)

  • Best Performance Award, 3rd Singapore Short Film Awards
    (2012)

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