Desiree Lim

Desiree Lim

Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Vancouver, Canada

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About Desiree

Desiree Lim is a true cultural hybrid. A second-generation Chinese born in Malaysia, she grew up there as well as in Japan, where she obtained her B.A. in journalism at Tokyo’s Sophia University. Lim started her career in television as the director and associate producer for news and documentaries at TV Asahi and later worked for NHK in Tokyo. Her debut Japanese TV feature, Sugar Sweet (2002),and Canadian TV drama Floored By Love (2005) opened to sold-out audiences at major LGBT film festivals in North America, Europe and Asia. HOME, a two-part project - a short narrative drama and a documentary with real testimonials on human rights abuse in Malaysia from Burmese refugees, made its North American premiere at Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival in 2011. THE HOUSE is Lim’s latest feature film, a supernatural psychological thriller that made its international premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival in 2012.

Desiree Lim is a true cultural hybrid. A second-generation Chinese born in Malaysia, she grew up there as well as in Japan, where she obtained her B.A. in journalism at Tokyo’s Sophia University. Lim started her career in television as the director and associate producer for news and documentaries at TV Asahi and later worked for NHK in Tokyo. Her debut Japanese TV feature, "Sugar Sweet" (2002),and Canadian TV drama "Floored By Love" (2005) opened to sold-out audiences at major LGBT film festivals in North America, Europe and Asia. HOME, a two-part project - a short narrative drama and a documentary with real testimonials on human rights abuse in Malaysia from Burmese refugees, made its North American premiere at Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival in 2011. THE HOUSE is Lim’s latest feature film, a supernatural psychological thriller that made its international premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival in 2012. "Floored By Love" has been chosen by America’s national LGBT magazine “The Advocate” as one of the Top 10 LGBT DVDs. Desiree has found a solid fan base in the LGBT audience through her work.

Fluent in English, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay, Desiree continues to transcend geographical and cultural borders to breathe life and give voice to the unique and original stories she has to tell. Currently, Desiree is based in Vancouver, Canada.


Official website: www.desireelimfilms.com
THE HOUSE: www.the-housemovie.com

Loglines

  • IT'S ME, ELAINE

    IT'S ME, ELAINE Drama Other Romance Genre: Supernatural romantic drama (in the vein of "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", "Another Man", "A Single Man", "Biutiful") After losing her husband in a car accident, a grief counselor attempts to unravel the secrets of her husband’s gay life, but in turn ends up discovering the truth about her own forgotten past through strangers who become key to the pandora box.

  • ALPHA

    ALPHA Fantasy Romance Thriller Genre: Supernatural psycho-thriller (in the vein of "Premonition", "Chloe") A recently divorced food columnist is caught between a potential spiral into insanity from the side effects of hypnotherapy, and saving a stranger from the murderous hands of mysterious hitmen, while stuck in the subconscious state of alpha.

Credits

  • The House

    The House (2011)
    Film by TATATA PICTURES Writer/Director/Producer

  • Floored By Love

    Floored By Love (2005)
    Television by Floored By Love Productions & Holiday Pictures Writer/Director/Producer

Awards

  • Best Canadian Feature (Female Eye Film Festival) for THE HOUSE
    (2012)

  • Best Screenwriting (Vancouver Women Film Festival) for THE HOUSE
    (2012)

Education

  • Sophia University (Tokyo, Japan)
    (1992-1996)

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