Experimental, versatile and whacked out. These black magic spells are what make me a one-of-a-kind Singaporean-Burmese storyteller. Rebel that I am, I strive to put unorthodox spins on subject matters and characterizations like no one has ever done before - from a Western thriller co-starring a Chinese cowgirl to a romantic music video about a young man’s vain resistance to romance.
Throughout my childhood, I was diagnosed with an overactive imagination. The main symptom being conjured up fantasies of legendary characters from the Golden Age of Animation in various adventures and misadventures - from Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny, to Tom & Jerry. What was my prescription?
Get going at the age of 13 and going long for over 15 years! Try knocking it out of the park at art classes in international schools, followed by multimedia courses in two art institutes.
One fateful day, I got splashed with hot coffee by some of my Animation Mentors - most notably university clown Tom Bertino - who suggested I had a better chance of finding my rightful place in the animation industry by taking a daily dose of Screenwriting. The eventual result was having the story of my live-action/animated feature film screenplay, "Grandeurs De L’illusion", ripped out from my brain.
Rough Play Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller ⋄ Comedy In his attempt to prevent his secret girl doll from being exposed to the public, a timid boy must go through perilous games with a psychopathic girl.
So Unromantic Budget: $100K - $1M | Music ⋄ Romance A witness to failed romances, a university undergraduate vows to not be romantically challenged in his lifetime, while attempting in vain to elude a beautiful graduate.
The Unjustified Jade Budget: $100K - $1M | Thriller ⋄ Western A Chinese traveler teams up with a Western blacksmith on a mission to destroy a mythical jade before it can fall into the wrong hands.
So Unromantic - Global Script Challenge winner of Oaxaca FilmFest
The Unjustified Jade - Best Original Screenplay nominee of Burbank International Film Festival
Academy of Art University
Raffles Design Institute
American Pacific International School