Ben Htoo

Ben Htoo

Animator, Art Director, Production Assistant, Screenwriter, Filmmaker and Graphic Designer

Rangoon, Myanmar

Member Since:
January 2019
Last online:
> 2 weeks ago
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About Ben

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.

Loglines

  • Rough Play

    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

    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

    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.

Credits

Awards

  • So Unromantic - Global Script Challenge winner of Oaxaca FilmFest
    (2017)

  • The Unjustified Jade - Best Original Screenplay nominee of Burbank International Film Festival
    (2017)

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