Dicky grew up in Dubai, was educated at Oxford, studied film in Tokyo, and for the past 20 years has been living and making films across Japan, Taiwan, and China.
This time spent immersed in different cultures features prominently in his frequently dark and satirical work that delights in exploring how technology affects human relationships and society as a whole.
His feature film screenplay 'The Turing Test' was honoured with an award from the Taipei Film Commission. He directed the opening credit sequence to the 2013 China box-office smash ‘Say Yes!’. His experimental short film 'SELFIE' screened at the 2016 Golden Horse Film Festival. His latest short film 'ANGEL' was one of the winners of Stage 32's 6th Annual Short Film Contest, and screened at major festivals worldwide, including Austin, Raindance, and HollyShorts, in addition to being streamed online as part of DUST's official selection.
Aside from his narrative work, Dicky also directs commercials and branded content for clients such as Cadillac, Toyota, Honda, Suzuki, Canon, Puma, and many more.
Dicky currently lives in Taipei. He speaks English, Japanese, and Chinese.
Film (short) (Thriller) Director When a girl goes back to a guy’s house following a dating app hook-up, she becomes suspicious of his true intentions after discovering his obsession with cooking ramen broth, and a strange AI digital assistant called Angel.
Film (short) (Comedy) Director A comedy of revenge, redemption, and smartphones, about a man who is co-erced into donning a silly-looking superhero costume and forced to 'fight crime'. The story is told entirely through the medium of video-chat between smartphones. The film addresses the recent social phenomenon of posting videos of social transgressions online. When everyone carries a camera around in their pocket and participates in monitoring society, are we all in danger of becoming actors, compelled to behave a certain way?
Say Yes! (101 Proposals)
Film by Leste Chen (Romance) Opening Credit Sequence Director
Angel - 6th Annual Stage 32 Short Film Contest
The Turing Test - Taipei Film Commission Screenplay Award
Japan Institute of the Moving Image